About the Artist

Born in France. Iris de Moüy is an artist who draws, paints and writes. Mostly working on paper, de Moüy’s open and spontaneous style expresses an array of emotions with ink, gouache and oil painting. She often tells stories with short animated films, bringing her whimsical drawings to life. Through her work, she creates a distinctive world of her own, informed by both the mundane and the magical which has attracted clients such as Air France, Colette, Hermès, Monoprix, Penguin Books and Samaritaine Paris. She has published multiple books of her work (Chose Commune, 0fr) and currently displays works in galleries (Mayaro) and art bookstores (Yvon Lambert). In 2015 she was artist in residence at Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto, Japan). She lives and works in Paris.

Client List

  • Air France
  • Book/Shop
  • Clare V
  • Colette
  • Duvelleroy
  • Elle
  • Ett Hem Stockholm
  • Gallimard
  • Hermès
  • Isetan
  • Le Bon Marché
  • Monoprix
  • Penguin Books
  • Petit Bateau
  • Samaritaine Paris
  • The Animals Observatory
  • The Soap and the Sea
  • Uniqlo
  • Vogue


Boucles étranges, folioscope
Mayaro Gallery

The publication ‘Boucles étranges’ gathers a series of drawings almost identical. If one flips through the publication, a character comes to life and spins round in an optical illusion. The person holding the book can endlessly repeat this loop, in one way and then the other way around.

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Horses are Blue
Chose Commune

With her open and spontaneous line, Iris de Moüy draws emotion. In “Horses Are Blue” she creates a world filled with mysterious creatures and extraordinary people. These whimsical figures encounter, dare and embrace across the pages, inspiring a letting go.

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Kyoto, Portrait de Ville

Through the eyes of a bunch of kids, travel around the city and discover some subtle details about Japanese culture. This book was published following an artist residency at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto.

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Some Girls Dance
0fr. Publication

With a seemingly offhand attitude, several girls perform gestures of daily life – like a dance. They’re all connected and they all need each other to keep the balance. This catalogue was published on the occasion of Iris’ “Petite conne” exhibition at 0fr. Paris.

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Exhibitions & Events

Solo Exhibitions

‘Boucles étranges’
Mayaro GalleryParis, France
‘Night Tales’
Gallery 0frParis, France
‘Petite Conne’
Gallery 0frParis, France
‘Ghost Tales At The Museum’
International Manga MuseumKyoto, Japan