Born in Roanne (France) in 1968 Laurent Millet lives and works in La Rochelle. He is represented by Galerie Binome since 2019, and the Catherine Edelman Gallery at Chicago. He is the winner of the prestigious Niepce Prize 2015 and of the Nadar Prize 2014 that rewards a book dedicated to photography : Les Enfantillages Pittoresques (Filigranes Editions). His works can be seen in major museum collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), among others.

For more than twenty years, Laurent Millet has channeled his innate curiosity to create photographs that question the way objects appear within space and time. Citing R. Buckminster Fuller and Denis Diderot among his influences, Millet creates an artistic vocabulary through metal wire, vineyard posts and barrel hoops – objects prevalent in the coastal town of France in which he resides.
His 1997 series, Petites Machines Littorales, addressed his surroundings, as he transformed the sea into a place for scientific experimentation, creating contraptions that suggest a way to measure water or listen to fish. These “machines” invite curiosity and questions, much like a child experimenting in a science lab.
In his 2000 series Les Cabanes, Millet continues to build structures in the water, yet this time they appear to be bridges, ladders, architectural pieces and fences, suggesting a relationship between water and sky.
The 2002 series, La Chasse, features objects that could be used to trap, to capture that which is hard to contain. And finally, in the 2014-15 series, Somnium, the artist photographed himself with geometric objects, polyhedra, that he fabricated. These images seem paranormal yet familiar, as the artist engages with objects hovering in the air, recording his encounter.

PARIS PHOTO 2019 - art fair

Galerie Binome, Grand Palais, Paris
7/11 - 10/11/19

PARIS PHOTO 2018 - art fair

La galerie particulière, Grand Palais, Paris
07/11 - 11/11/18

TRANSLUCENT MOULD OF ME - solo show

Galerie Divyton, Université d’Angers, Angers
18/10 - 20/12/18

LAURENT MILLET - solo show

Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain
06/10 - 18/11/18

L’ASTROPHILE - solo show

La galerie particulière, Paris
17/03 - 14/04/18

PAYSAGE FRANÇAIS, UNE AVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE (1984-2017) - group show

Bibliothèque nationale de France – Bnf, Paris
24/10/17 - 04/02/18

HORIZONS - group show

Collection du département du var, Abbaye de la Celle, France
07/10 - 31/12/17

LA NATURE À L’OUVRAGE - group show

Galerie du Philosophe, Carla Bayle, France
08/07 - 03/09/17

A BODY OF ART - group show

La galerie particulière, Paris
10/06 - 29/07/17

PAYSAGE. FICTION DE LA MATIÈRE, MATIÈRE À LA FICTION - group show

Les Bains Révélateurs, Roubaix
09/06 - 25/06/17

SOMNIUM - solo show

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, USA
03/03 - 27/04/17

PHOTOLONDON - art fair

Londres, Royaume-Uni
18/05 - 22/05/16

PRIX NIEPCE - ASSOCIATION GENS D'IMAGES

Lauréat du prix, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Bibliothèque nationale de France
2015

PARIS PHOTO - art fair

La galerie particulière, Grand Palais, Paris
12/11 - 15/11/15

PIERRES CONSTELÉES - solo show

Biennale de Melle, France
04/07 – 27/09/15

OUT OF TIME - solo show

Galerie Confluence, Nantes
13/04 – 20/06/15

PRAESENTIA - solo show

La galerie particulière, Bruxelles, Belgique
05/03 - 19/04/15

SOMNIUM - solo show

Invité d'honneur et président du jury du 13e festival MANIFESTO, Rencontres Photographiques de Toulouse
2015

PRIX NADAR - ASSOCIATION GENS D'IMAGES

Lauréat du prix avec l'ouvrage Les enfantillages pittoresques
2014

LAURENT MILLET – LES ENFANTILLAGES PITTORESQUES - solo show

Musée des Beaux - Arts d’Angers, Angers
17/05 – 16/11/14

SOMNIUM - solo show

La galerie particulière, Paris
06/05 - 15/06/14

PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES - art fair

La galerie particulière, Los Angeles, USA
25/04 - 27/04/14

ART ROTTERDAM - art fair

La galerie particulière, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
06/02 – 09/02/14

L’HERBIER - solo show

Vol de Nuit, Marseille
17/01 – 21/02/2014

PULSE MIAMI - art fair

La galerie particulière, Miami, USA
05/12 - 08/12/13

DE LA MÊME ÉTOFFE QUE NOS RÊVES -solo show

Estivales, Imagerie de Lannion, Lannion
13/07 - 21/08/13

DRAWING NOW - art fair

La galerie particulière, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
11/04 - 14/04/13

ART PARIS - art fair

La galerie particulière, Grand Palais, Paris
2013

DRAWING SHADOWS TO EARTH - solo show

Art Sociates, Bandung, Indonesia
07/09 - 22/09/13

JE CROYAIS VOIR UN PIÈGE - solo show

Musée de la chasse et de la nature, Paris
14/02 - 06/05/12

LES ZOZIOS - solo show

La galerie particulière, Paris
2012

AT THE WATER’S EDGE - group show

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
21/07 - 26/08/11

PROJECTION/DÉCONSTRUCTION - solo show

Manifestation « L’art est ouvert », Centre culturel de Ribérac, Ribérac
2011

DÉCONSTRUCTION - solo show

Moulin du Roc, Rencontres Photographiques, Niort, France
2011

THE LAST DAYS OF EMMANUEL KANT - solo show

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
23/05 - 09/06/10

MAPAMUNDISTA 10 - group show

Sala del Polvorín de la Ciudadela, Pampelune, Espagne
2010

LES NUAGES… LÀ-BAS…LES MERVEILLEUX NUAGES - group show

Musée Malraux, Le Havre
10/10/09 - 24/04/09

LES TEMPESTAIRES - solo show

Rencontre d’Arles, dans le cadre du prix Découverte, Arles
07/07 - 13/09/09

LES DERNIERS JOURS D’EMMANUEL KANT - solo show

Artothèque de Grenoble
05/06 - 05/09/09

LES ZOZIOS - solo show

Musée de Vladikavkaz, République d’Ossétie du Nord, Russie
2009

FESTIVAL FOTONIKO - group show

Galerie de l’école des beaux-arts, Marseille
5/12 - 23/12/07

A NEW REALITY : BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IN CONTEMPORARY ART - group show

Zimmerly Art Museum, New Brunswick, USA
01/09 - 18/11/07

EPILOGUE - group show

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
11/07- 24/08/07

TREINTA - group show

Spectrum Sotos, Saragosse, Espagne
03/03 - 25/04/07

TRAVAUX RÉCENT - solo show

Centre Culturel de la Visitation, Périgueux
2007

INEVITABILE FATUM - solo show

Mai Photographique de Quimper
2007

DIEUX D’EAU - solo show

École municipale d’art, Châtelleraux
2007

« OOTEO » ONE OR TWO OF EACH - group show

Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco, USA
18/02 - 18/03/06

TRAVAUX RÉCENT - solo show

Artothèque de Vitré, Vitré
2006

PETITES MACHINES À IMAGES - solo show

Rétrospective, Santaigo de Compostela, Espagne
2006

LES ZOZIOS - solo show

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
15/09 - 29/10/99

THE PETITE MACHINES & THE WIND TRAPS - solo show

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
01/04 - 15/05/05

LAURENT MILLET - solo show

Musée des beaux-arts de Santa Fé, Nouveaux Mexique, USA
1999

PETITES MACHINES LITTORALES - solo show

Carré d’art, Bayonne
1999