Born in 1976 in Paris, Laurence Bonnel draws and takes art history lessons very soon. After her studies in Sorbonne University between 1993 and 1997, which always turn around the artist’s figure, she discovers sculpture in 1998. Laurence works with different masters to learn the techniques: modelling, carving, soldering, foundry, patina…
Her first exhibition takes place in 2003 in NOSE gallery in Paris then in Bruxelles. After showing 3 sculptures in the Grand Palais in Paris in 2006, the Jane Griffiths gallery in Val d’Isère and Marie-Laure de l’Ecotais in Paris defend her work. Fuxin gallery from Shanghai, Las Vegas and New York shows her work in international artfairs in 2010 and 2011. Her sculptures are present in France, Geneva, Gstaad, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York. The DATRIS foundation for contemporary sculpture in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has bought a monumental piece in 2010. In 2012 she made a 30 meters long installation for a private collector house and the Hôtel de Paris in Saint Tropez bought a 13 Silhouettes sculpture for the lobby.
The artist questions the world showing lonely human interaction, her silhouettes evoque the waiting perspective and relationship.
The sculpture L’Enjeu marks a turning point in her work : from the simple line, she leads today by lines and curves multiplication to create motion insculpture. A gesture takes shape.
Laurence has exhibited for the first time Movements, art pieces from this new work in spring in 2013 in Paris, then in Hong-Kong in 2014.
In 2015, she realized 2 monumental installations of 9 bronze sculptures on one hand, and 7 aluminum sculptures on the other hand, for a condominium in Singapore.