L. Panadero is a contemporary French artist living in Miami, Florida. Best known for her sculptures, large scales installations and performances, she also love working with teams as a curator, decorator or scenograph.
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 the “Beaux Arts” school to study Baroque Art in Rome; From drawing advertising 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 different types of 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 in the 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 at which point secured her a job proposition with Bombyx / Attakus the famed worldwide sculpting studio in Paris. What was supposed be a summer job ended up being a 4 year tenure learning and working 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 art skills technically to be able to pursue her dreams as an artist.
Meanwhile she decide to open an Non-profit organization called VIM (energy/vigor) Realization, promotion, and diffusion of any artistic creation, for any spectacle, event and 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 cause Vim has represented over 100 artists from emerging to renowned.
the artist left Bombyx / Attakus ready to take her independence and opened her own studio realizing sculptures, designs and 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 few shows , bringing with her VIM which became VIM International Inviting Parisians Artist to come. Worked in Miami Design District, sponsored by DACRA and collaborated with Art Miami on their Event Closing.
In 2006, Her son victor is born followed by a daughter Jaida....both bathing in art and culture.
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, human relationships..... From miniature to monumental art, from performance to research, she works and exhibits her pieces of art for an international clientele
A new work is coming called " SAMURAI" based on feelings and spirit.
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 « 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 about an hundreds of international artists
Mission Statement: The Realization, Promotion, and Diffusion of any artistic creation, for any spectacle, event and exhibitions. VIM has taken part in more than 150 events, organizing actions and partnerships with associations and other non profits giving for causes, The exhibitions include:
." The Studio of Botero " inedit photographs in Botero’s studio by Felipe Ferre / Miami Design distric/ 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 - Now First Paint and Sip studio with a Parisian twist. In March 2014 The Velvet House opened its doors offering public and private events for corporate, churches, groups and special occasions www.thevelvethouse.com
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 Basel Solo Exhibition / ADAMS Design ,WYNWOOD Miami
• Art Miami curator Happening & exhibition , Miami Design District
• Biennale Monumental 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 Island .
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