Iris de Moüy

Iris de Moüy, artiste peintre et illustratrice


Born in 1975, 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 sometimes tells stories with short animated films, bringing her whimsical drawings to life. Through all her work, she creates a distinctive world of her own, informed by both the mundane and the magic.

Iris de Moüy lives and works in London. She makes children’s books (L’école des Loisirs, Gallimard Jeunesse, Hélium) and artists books (Chose Commune, 0fr).

She also presents works in galleries (Mayaro) and art bookstores (Yvon Lambert), and in 2015 was artist in residence at Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto, Japan).




Exhibitions at Galerie Mayaro

PAD 2022 - Horses Are Blue


In 2022, on the occasion of the PAD, the Mayaro gallery exhibited the original drawings of Iris de Moüy for the book Horses Are Blue.

“Horses Are Blue” gathers the original gouache paintings for the first volume of the collection Coup de Crayon by Chose Commune, published in 2019.

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

« Follow Iris de Moüy’s anthropomorphic creations and mysterious creatures, climb aboard a bird, embrace a mare, walk at the bottom of the sea and sink your roots into India ink. Set off on a long journey through a children’s tale, an Ovid-style metamorphosis or an off-kilter dream. »

Léa Outier, Air France Magazine

Iris de Moüy, Strange loops, Mayaro 2021/21

Boucles étranges, November-January 2020/21

To a falsely offhand appearance, several figures perform repetitive movements with the regularity of a metronome.

A galloping horse, a growing plant, a woman spinning round set us in strange loops.

The exhibition combines different media : painting, print and video.

The exhibition comes with : Boucles étranges, folioscope a publication of 150 numbered copies.

Animals, June-October 2023

The first large-format canvases by the artist were exhibited by Mayaro x Invisible Collection from June to October 2023, at 20 rue Amélie. These oil paintings, made by the artist while living in London, form a series entitled Animals, which explores the connection between humans and animals, the real and the magical. 

Past exhibition

2022 PAD 2022, Paris . 2016 Petite conne, 0fr Gallery, Paris . 2015 Ghosts Tales At The Museum, International Manga Museum, Kyoto

Public orders

2019 Horses Are Blue, Chose Commune 2017 Night Tales,0fr editions . 2016 Some Girls Dance,0fr editions