Born in Mexico City (1973) and based in the city of Queretaro, Guylaine Couttolenc has been an artistic and commercial photographer for 25 years. She studied photography at the Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, the Kodak School, the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and at the Speos School of Photography in Paris.
She worked at the photo library of the Academia of San Carlos, at Lowe&Partners advertising Agency and at Time Expansion Inc as photographic editor for Quien Magazine. She was the founder of Banco Mexicano de Imágenes (BMI), one of the leading image bank in Mexico.
Guylaine has participated in numerous exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Gerardo Proal Gallery in the City of Querétaro in 2016 and 20 group exhibitions. In 2017, she was selected as invited artist at the UPA Gallery in the United States. In 2018, she was selected to participate in a group exhibition titled Self-portrait at the Middlebury Gallery. Vermont, USA.
She has won international recognition for her work, including awards from Arte Joven and The Photographic Salon of Japan. Her stock photography is represented by Getty Images and Agefotostock in Spain.
She has been teaching photography at the ITESM University in the city of Queretaro for 14 years, evaluated as the best teacher for four consecutive semesters. In 2020, she finished the Master of Fine Arts in Photography program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, USA.