(b. 1968) is best known as an American sculptor whose bronzes are identified with the female form in dance. Laura  uses the lost wax method to cast her bronze sculptures in Michigan, USA.

Laura Testé was raised in a small Ohio town where ordinary people pursued the extraordinary. Her neighbors walked on the moon or collected Emmy nominations. THAT was her baseline. With this borderless worldview she earned degrees in both design and engineering from Stanford University in California.

California became a recurring source of inspiration. Laura attributes her respect for female athleticism to the Stanford Rowing Team. That experience gave her an unshakable appreciation for the grace and energy of the human anatomy. Years later, galleries along California’s Highway 1 inspired her to embrace sculpting full-time.

Laura’s bronze series delights audiences. She captures lithesome limb figures in mid-swirl with a bloom of fabric or a quiet gesture. She pays tribute to several pillars of self-reliance in the VIM & VIGOR series, to friendship in the UNCONDITIONAL series, to the elements in the SEA SISTERS series, and to the 4th dimension in her ABOUT TIME series.


Laura explores the light, color, and atmosphere of Southern France. She creates a textured experience with her striking surge of color and treatment with palette knives. Paintings are available if you ask.

As for poetry, Laura started experimenting with Ekphrastic Poetry to convey the deeper narratives of her sculptures.  Her prizing winning poem “Tied in Knots” will be published in 2024 through Writers Digest. One more creative outlet.


Laura Testé was selected as one of nine sculptors for an exhibition in Saint-Tropez, France.  The Gerald Ford Museum hosted the life-size “Elyse & Le Chat” as part of ArtPrize in 2021. Also, the Arthur Secunda Museum featured a solo show of her VIM & VIGOR series.