Kourtney Roy was born in 1981, in Ontario, Canada. Fascinated by the creation of a tragic mythology of the self, she imagines a marvelous and mysterious world of intimacy. With her photographic writing, the locations and spaces become an inspiration, underlining the banality of everyday life.
Her photography studies at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, allowed her to build her own esthetic, which fits perfectly with the glazed paper.
She photographs herself, most of the time alone, in a fantasmatic world of fantasy. She embodies sad and impassive characters, frozen in an ordinary existence. Large ghostly stretches and cinematographic decors are haunting these beautiful images.
She won various awards suck as the Picto Award (2007) or the Emily Award (2012) and was nominated for the Elysée Award at the Elysée Museum in Lausanne (2014). Her exhibitions took place in France, but also in China, Italy, Switzerland, Australie or Russia.