Yousry was born in Cairo, to a French mother and an Egyptian father, who was a well known artist in Egypt and taught at school of fine arts. Under his tutelage, she learned to paint while she was still a child. She studied law, but always kept a special place for painting.
In 1992, she left France to live in several countries- Kenya, Philippines, Namibia and Gabon- and fully dedicated her time to painting.
From 1992 to 1996, she participated in several groups shows in Paris, particularly at the “Salon des Independants”, and had several solo exhibitions:
•“Hidden Lands”, Manila, Philippines, Georges Sison Gallery, in May 1999
•“A sense of Immutable”, Manila, Philippines, Budgi Gallery in April 2000
•“Rocks of Silence”, Windhoek, Namibia, National Art Gallery of Namibia, in February 2006
•“A tale of the rocks”, Windhoek, Namibia, Omba Gallery in March 2007.
•“Sonorités anciennes”, Libreville, Gabon, Les Ateliers Olima, in December 2010.