Graduated from Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020, Solène Rigou teaches in the New Academy of Amateurs.
The winner of the Prix du Dessin Contemporain of Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2019 and shortlisted for the Prix de Dessin Pierre-David Weill in 2020, Solène Rigou practices drawing with various techniques and media: colored pencil on wood or projection screen, ink or graphite on paper, around the theme of memory and remembrance. She uses objects, places, hands to evoke visual or emotional experiences. As she reminisces, she develops a kind of pictorial autobiographical diary, retracing her memories.
In parallel to her pictorial practice, she is training in classical dance at the Paris Conservatory, a field she tends to explore through performance.