Water, between heaven and earth, in resonance of the present, of what surrounds it, echoes.
It is a place of passages, a space for change, a field of repercussions.
It absorbs, transports, emphasizes, reflects, conceals, transforms.
It captures and diffuses.
Its surface is mirror, screen, support.
The light, the colors, the forms, the movement impregnate it, are imprinted.
The wave propagates and multiplies. Modulating its frequency, it models the material for a pictorial rendering, in the expression of time.
The vegetation emerges, stands up, flexible. His shadows undulate under the constant swing.
The water pours its stream of writings. Sweeps a multitude of graphic signs like so many instant messages.
The waves disperse these fluid inscriptions, before giving place to the exact reproduction of nature, reaching the threshold of perfection, that suspended moment when everything freezes.
The photography allows to fix, to capture these calligraphic fragments, these fleeting moments, these minute and infinite variations, to keep a trace of the ephemeral.

Born in 1975, in the Paris area.
Lives and works in Mauritius.

Studies in Plastic Arts in the category "Photography and New / Hyper Media" at Paris VIII University.
Studies of Art History at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris (speciality: the Art of India and Indianised Countries).
Multimedia Designer training in Graphic Communication in the E.C.G. of St-Ouen.


She starts photography at the age of 14.
Marie Kernoa's career starts as assistant iconographer for the Giraudon Company (Photographic Art Foundation) in Paris.
As part of a project of CD-ROM, in partnership with the French Speaking World Organization, she leaves for Dakar (Senegal) where she is appointed to photograph the collections of the IFAN (Fundamental Institute of Black Africa) Museum.
Computer graphic designer, she makes the catalog of movies at Pathé-Renn Production (Paris), then practices as designer for the Fine Fragrance dept. at Givaudan in Paris.
In 2002 Marie leaves Paris for a trip of two and a half years in solo throughout Asia.
A return to basics, initiated by her passion for India. She pursues her road of temples, from India to Cambodia via Nepal where she discovers the heights of Himalaya. For her, it's a real photographic and spiritual journey.
Back to France, she chooses to settle down as close as possible to a natural environment.
The new technologies, which she masters perfectly, bring her to support her activity in a multidisciplinary approach.In connection with the evolution of the tools of the graphic chain, from still to moving image, she carries out multimedia projects (animation, video). Fascinated by contemporary dance, she conceives with the dancer and the choreographer J.G. Dorseuil a video project "Body Project" which she makes and produces in sequences. She also regularly creates visuals for an electronic record label.
Marie Kernoa exposes her work since 2012.


  • 2019
  • @ Maison Blanche - Pointe-Aux-Canonniers (Mauritius) - 14/12 - 31/12

  • 2017
  • Art & Vin - Domaine du Clos Gautier - Carcès (Var) - 01/07 - 31/08

  • 2014
  • Entre terre et ciel - Cultural Center - Bauduen (Var) - 27/06 - 17/08
  • Réflexions - Pôle des Arts Visuels - Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) - 05/04 - 15/04
  • Esquisses - Terre d'Argile - Gap (Hautes-Alpes) - 07/02 - 29/03

  • 2013
  • Au fil de l'eau - Collective exhibition - Les Salles Féodales - Régusse (Var) - 28/09 - 6/10
  • Rythm'arts #6 - Collective exhibition - Salle de la Combe - Moissac-Bellevue (Var) - 03/08 - 11/08
  • A fleur d'eau - Cultural Center - Bauduen (Var) - Du 05/07 - 25/07 & 04 - 31/08

  • 2012
  • Un été à Bauduen & Extraits de Nature - Cultural Center - Bauduen (Var) - 28/06 - 31/10
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    Original prints
    on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325g paper
    or Iridium Silver Gloss 250g paper
    dated, numbered, signed
    in 40 x 60 & 50 x 70 cm

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