L. Panadero is a contemporary French artist living in Miami, Florida. While she is best known for her sculptures, large scale installations and performances, she also loves working with teams as a curator, decorator or scenographer.
Crediting her parents for being photographers, Laurence was introduced at an early age to the World of Art.
Her spectrum of knowledge spans from the “Beaux Arts School” to studying Baroque Art in Rome; From drawing advertising designs as a roughman and AD junior at DDB worldwide to sculpting at the Superior National Art School of Applicative Arts, Paris.
Laurence has a rich and complete formation that allows her to express herself in many different mediums.
Her life has led her to meet notable personalities such as American author Israel Horovitz, where she was the Art Director and Scenographer for the French adaptation of "The Indian Wants the Bronx" a play that brought major success to Horovitz and actor Al Pacino off-Broadway 30 years ago. She loves theater and believes an artist can communicate through any kind of media.
Laurence continued her true passion sculpting endlessly ehich secured her a job proposition with Bombyx / Attakus the famed worldwide sculpting studio in Paris. What was supposed be only a summer job ended up being a 4-year tenure learning and working with projects ranging in complexity from small prototypes to monumental contemporary art for city orders and museums.
Laurence learned to be a great technician and had the chance to work for major companies such as Marvel Comics, Warner Brothers, Star Wars, Atlas, Dior, Disney, Lansay and many famous artists.
She developed her technical art skills to be able to pursue her dreams as an artist!
Meanwhile, she decided to open a non-profit organization called VIM (energy/vigor). The mission of VIM was to bring to realization, promotion, and diffusion many types of artistic creation, for any spectacle, event or exhibitions. VIM has taken part in more than 150 events, producing and curating shows, organizing actions and partnerships with associations and other non-profits giving for the cause, Vim has represented over 100 artists from emerging to renowned.
L. Panadero left Bombyx / Attakus ready to take on her independence and couragously opened her own studio creating sculptures, designs, decors for advertising and music video, multiple shows and events (to name a few : Nicolas, Mercure Hotels, Francoise Hardy / Midi Minuit Prod, Phoenix / Lelia film, Point vert, 804, Queen, Bains douche, Gibus, The Goddess Mother Dance Show / International Tour in collaboration with Pierre Guffroy (Pirates of Polanski / Cocteau etc…)
In 2006 Laurence moved to the US and curated a few shows, bringing with her VIM which became VIM International. Inviting Parisians Artist to America, she worked in the Miami Design District, sponsored by DACRA and collaborated with Art Miami on their Event Closing.
Today Laurence's sculptures and installations offer a combination between technology and tradition.
She gives us reflections on themes that touch our society as Architecture, Cloning, Manga and Plastic Surgery, touching on all human relationships..... From miniature to monumental art, from performance to research, she works and exhibits her pieces of art for an international clientele.
L. Panadero’s newest work, " SAMURAI" or " The New Dark Age" is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2019.
Scenographer/ Artistic Director/ Translation - French Adaptation 94-97 “The Indian Wants the Bronx” In collaboration with Israël HOROVITZ / New York, Co-production with the Theater " Lucernaire " National Center of Art: Paris Theater, World Festival of Avignon / National Tour / 20th Anniversary of the Cultural Center Georges Pompidou in BEAUBOURG, Paris
Graphic Designer / Decors Huis Clos of Sartre directed by Ben Kassem Festival of Avignon, National Tour
Sculptor 1997- 2001 BOMBYX – ATTAKUS Realization of prototypes and sculptures / Work of monumental contemporary art Marvel comics, Star Wars (George Lucas Studio), Disney, Dior, Nestle, Alain Séchas, Lavier, Lansay…
Decors, Sculptures videos: Ce que tu veux, Françoise HARDY / Midi - Minuit Production If I ever feel better, PHOENIX / LELIA Films
Decors and accessories Advertising Campaigns: Painting 16,5 Feet X 15 / Mercure Hotels Display furniture Champagne Leclerc BRILLANT / NICHOLAS /France Airports Juri forum 804 Point Vert
Decors & Sculptures for events : La Déesse Mère, Dance Show / International Tour in collaboration with Pierre GUFFROY, Pirate of Polansky / Cocteau Night clubs: Club QUEEN, Bains Douches, GIBUS, Folies Pigalle, Nautilus (France)
Creation awards and Prototypes Film recording entertainment council (FREC) (Miami) 2006-2011 Sketches on TV, Prototypes for 3-D animation movie Prototypes for Napoleonian lamps, Fourcoux and Prince / Paris Film festival "Les pépites du cinema" Paris / France 2007
Curator / President and Founder of VIM 1999-2012 Created in 1999, the non-profit organization has represented hundreds of international artists
Mission Statement: The Realization, Promotion, and Diffusion of any artistic creation, for any spectacle, event or exhibitions. VIM has taken part in more than 150 events, organizing actions and partnerships with associations and other non-profits giving for many causes. The exhibitions include:
"The Studio of Botero" inedit photographs in Botero’s studio by Felipe Ferre / Miami Design District/ DACRA VIM on the Boat: Auction-Exhibition / Charity events for the “Clowns without Borders” / Paris Art Miami exhibition and performances / Miami design district ”Monumental” Large scale sculpture exhibition /Ocean Drive, South Beach, Fl
Creator and designer of SPIRITUA / Sculpture of Life. 2010 Patent pending sculptures based on the concept of a time capsule dedicated to the memorial / commemorative industry. Spiritua.com
Founder of THE VELVET HOUSE Art studio and gallery 2014 - 2018 First Paint and Sip studio with a Parisian twist! In March 2014 The Velvet House opened its doors offering public and private events L. Panadero has been teaching and inspiring over 15,000 people from children to adults. From large painting to large Murals, jewelry making, sculpting classes, L. Panadero has done it all!
The Art Chapelle A new space transformed from an outdated wedding chapel to an amazing facility for Art & Life Events in Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Recent Sculptures Fabrication for Contemporary Artist Maria Christina Carbonel Carlito Dalceggio
Foundation Cartier / Ninos deseados / Couvent des Cordeliers Inauguration of the Euro / Ministry of Finances /Château de Vincennes (Castle) Gardens of Sculptures Bercy Park / Paris Festival of the Basins la Villette Paris Festival of the Contemporary Art of Bastille Paris Cannes Film Festival France Gallery Atelier Z, Avenue De La Grande Armée Paris International Exhibition New Tendencies - Marly le Roi, Ministry of Culture France Private Fountain, Casablanca Morocco Sand Performances Miami Beach BIENNALE of Sculpture, Château de Bois GUILBERT, Ministry of Culture France Private collection Mansion of Baron HAUSSMAN Paris " On the way towards the Foundation Exhibition" Montreuil, France Sculpture Key West Key West, Fl Art BaselSolo Exhibition / ADAMS Design WYNWOOD Miami Art MiamiCurator Happening & Exhibition Miami Design District BiennaleMonumental Sculpture "Chateau de Bois Guilbert" Normandy, France Biennale of Monumental Sculpture Palm Beach, Fl MONUMENTAL Sculpture Exhibition Miami Beach, Fl Private Collections Sotheby's Exhibition Miami, Fl Art Modern Gallery Naples, Fl Customized Glass Engraving / Luxury perfumes St Croix, US Virgin Islands Display and Masterclass at WIENER Museum of Decorative Arts Oasis Project, Art Performance and Installation Dania Beach, Fl Art Fort Lauderdale 2020