marie le mounier (born brest, france, 1970) is a french artist living and working in brussels, belgium. she is known for her work based on appropriation and montage of found images. her large scale installations call the status of photography and images into question.
le mounier studied fine art and photography with nicholas nixon at massachusetts college of arts and design in boston, usa. she later earned her masters degree at the national superior school for photography in arles, france.
she was an artist in residence at toronto school of arts in 1997. for the academic year 2010/11 she was part the program "resident artists" at the catholic university of louvain, belgium.
she participated in the rencontres d'arles with a solo show in 2003. Angel, her solo show at the botanique, brussels, 2009 featured a succession of small and wallpaper size format photographs plus a video of movie heroines pointing guns strait at the spectator. this particular installation which starting point was godard's famous quote "to make a film you have to have a girl and a gun" focused on the flagrant codification the "girl with gun" fantasy embodies.
le mounier's work featured at the 7th biennale of louvain-la-neuve un monde parfait, 2010 - a 11 meters long wallpaper of world leaders waving - has also been the object of a solo publication at onestar press. recent group shows include sold out, elastic residence, london, 2010, honorons honoré, de garage, mechelen, 2008.
she currently teaches photography in the graduate studies department at la cambre, national superior school of visual arts, brussels, belgium.