Dedicated to painting for 35 years, Christine Pillot studied in the 80's at the Beaux Arts of Toulouse and at the faculty of Plastic Arts of Bordeaux. As a young painter, she seeks and defends her work against preconceived ideas. At the age of 23 she left for Senegal with her backpack, and stayed there from 1988 to 2008. During these 20 years in Africa, together with Mauro Petroni, she co-directs the workshop "Céramiques Almadies" art centre, exhibition gallery and workshop, a place of reference for artists and cultural operators. This space is still very active today and participates in the biennial of contemporary art in Dakar.
She multiplies artistic projects, commissions, scenography, space and object design.Her exhibition career has taken her work to several African and European countries.
She explores color, transparency, she superimposes, at that time the white background is a taboo. Her series will be on research on geometric abstraction, circles, childhood, expressionism. The last years in Dakar, she works the artistic expression with the patients of the Psychiatric hospital of Fann, and with the street children of the Samu Social. Her next appointment is with South Africa in Knysna where she will have an artistic residency for 2 months together with Maja Marx, for the Saffca.
Since 2009 she lives in her native country and resides in Bordeaux where her studio is located.