Ciou was inspired by parades, carnivals and Hokkaï (a Japanese ghost). Her parade is a mix between a dark celebration and happiness. You can join her Black Parade and find new horizons. Let the magic begin!
Ciou (1981) comes from Toulouse, the pink city in the south of France. Her first important exhibition was in 2004, in New-York at the flux Factory with Miss Van, Camille Rose Garcia, and some other girls. After this show, she had some exhibitions in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, New-York, Portland, Brussels and Amsterdam with confirmed artists like Miss Van, Camille Rose Garcia, Junko Mizuno,Sunny buick, Lisa Petrucci, Tara Mc Pherson. She is invited to groupshows at the Compound Gallery, Mondo Pop Gallery, Iguapop Gallery, Dorothy Circus Gallery, or even Art's Factory Gallery.
In 2009, she participates to the exhibition "Urban Superstar Show" in Napoli, Italy at the Madre Museum, with confirmed artists like Gary Baseman, Boris Hoppek, Shag, Gary Taxali, Jon Burgerman, Junko Mizuno, Glenn Barr, Bigfoot, Aiko Nagakawa, Sergio Mora and Nathan Jurevicius.
In may 2009, she made a solo show " Nymph" at the Kochxbos Gallery in Amsterdam. She brings you in nature where the modern nymphs lives with their strange delight. Future Projects include her first book "Chat Siamois" with her first vinyl toy , with the scenarist Guillaume Bianco, venusdea editor and a lot of new drawings and paintings.
Ciou's artworks are cute and scary, a mixture between wonderland and nightmares.
She paints with acrylic and ink and makes collage for the background. The Background is composed by a lot of little old papers took in old dictionnaries, medical dictionnaries, sciences dictionnaries and old books about nature.
She loves collecting animal skeletons, Vintage toys, specialty Bambi toys, taxidermy, tattoo and music. She is very interested in primitive art, religious art, Japanese culture, Art nouveau, Symbolyst art, dolls, pin ups, cemeteries, carnivals and her eyes are open wide all the time.