Victoire Bourgois was born in Paris, France, in 1987. Her work is interdisciplinary and deeply rooted in her fascination with the natural world and its ephemerality. She draws her inspiration from her travels around the world, citing places as distinct as Portugal and Japan as particular influences.
Bourgois utilizes a range of media, including writing, drawing, watercolor, and sculpture, and plays with scale in a way that can be at once monumental and intimate. Her compositions are simple and elegant, focusing on the qualities of form and light, transience and permanence. Her glass sculptures, the cornerstone of her first exhibition at Yoshii Gallery, particularly embody a delicate strength that runs as a recurring theme throughout her practice.
Bourgois holds a degree in literature and semiotics from l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (2008), a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics (2009) and is currently pursuing her MFA at NYU. She has taught French Literature at Oxford University and Drawing at NYU. She has been an artist in residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (2018) and is a recipient of a Partner scholarship to Pilchuk Glass School (2020). Her work is held in collections internationally.