United Photographic Artists Gallery


The visiting artists section follows our mission statement in our support of many creative and engaged photographers worldwide by giving them a platform to promote a limited portion of their ongoing work. UPA Gallery will be rotating a new artist every four weeks, with their work offered in a very exclusive format and limited time. 

Guylaine Couttolenc

Born in Mexico City (1973) from French family and based in the city of Querétaro, Mexico. Guylaine Couttolenc began at the age of 16 years old making fine art photography.

She has won the “Arte Joven” (Mexico) and the “The 55th Photographic Salon of Japan” (Japan). She has had 15 group exhibitions and one solo exhibition.

After studying commercial photography in Paris, France, she has been dedicated to commercial, editorial and stock photography through different companies such as Lowe&Partners advertising agency, Quién Magazine, Getty images, Age Photo Stock and Banco Mexicano de Imágenes. 

In 2011, she decided to start a MFA in photography at the Academy of Art University. 

Since then, she has rediscovered artistic photography
Besides making fine art photographs, she is also an educator at the University ITESM (Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores).

She has been teaching photography for ten years and has won two awards as the best teacher of the Communication and Digital Art department.



Artist Statement

My subject matter in this series titled "Inner Façades" is a variety of chairs, which is a metaphor of myself. My artistic intent is to express myself through my subject matter showing different emotions that I have experienced. I seek to evoke in the viewer a feeling through the different sets I created.

All my images have a shallow depth of field and through the series I have used mainly three colors: blue, white and orange/yellow. Some emotions are warm, others cold and others peaceful or neutral.

At the end, emotions are universal, so I invite you to take a seat. In which one do you feel identified or comfortable?

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