Ciou, was born in Toulouse in 1981, she actually works and lives near the forest and the ocean in south of France.
She succeeded to gain a relevant place in the world of contemporary pop art and lowbrow, at a very young age .
Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink; creating her own personal mixed media . Her Influences are diverses : the american vintage culture from the 30′ to the 70′ , the victorian style and the european barocco too , however she is focused on the japanese culture and japanese traditional and contemporary art . Her style is characterized by a line of great expressive force and a language where the power of color and deformation of shapes combine to make her stroke unmistakable . Ciou creates her own « necro-kawai » cosmology of characters mainly centered around witch-y nature burlesque girls and their strange animal companions. Her new works feature florescent psychedelic colors as a foil for her obsessive black line work.