Born in 1969, Sandrine Follère began woodcarving at the age of 16. Two years later, a first exhibition (in Brittany) encouraged her to go to Paris to learn how to work the land and draw a living model. In 1988, she carved her first stone portrait, that of Michelangelo: her vocation was confirmed. She began her training at the studio in Boulogne-Billancourt of Jacques Gestalder, a sculptor from the French school of figurative sculpture, of which she was a student from 1990 to 1995.
From 1993 to 1995, she was also a student of sculptor Lisbeth Delisle and moulder Robert Nogués at the Ecole de la Glacière in Paris. Artistic projects, prizes, exhibitions follow one another: Sandrine Follère is the youngest sculptor selected at the event "Mont-de-Marsan Sculptures, figurative sculpture from 1945 to today" in 1994.
In 1995, his first solo exhibition at the Centre Charles Péguy in Orléans allowed the public to discover his talent in drawing and sculpture. In 2005, she exhibited nearly fifty works at the Taylor Foundation (Paris). His series of portraits in painting, "Des Gens", was made public at the Novela, at the Centre des Congrès Pierre-Baudis (Toulouse) in 2010.
A retrospective of his work took place in 2015 at the Mazades cultural centre (Toulouse). Since 2005, she has lived and worked in Toulouse teaching in her studio and, since 2010, as part of the Supaero Arts and Cultures course at ISAE.
Having followed a classical training in sculpture, particularly in portraiture, which has a predominant place in her artistic research, Sandrine Follère had the necessity to return to a refined drawing 5 years ago, with the bias of the pen. The rigour of the stroke allowed him to question the structure, the construction, the risk of telling the story in the heart of the subject, of the body. The line worked with a black pen or Indian ink redefines the space inhabited by the body and its limits. The shapes are connected by arrowed directions with a red pen creating a link between inside and outside, new boundaries, opening up other spaces allowing a different reading of the body inscribed in its intimate geography.