Laurel Parker studied painting, printmaking, and film at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she obtained a Diploma of Fine Arts in 1992 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University in 1993. She continued her studies with classes in bookbinding and letterpress printing at the Center for Book Arts à New York.
Since 2006, the studio Laurel Parker Book has been working with artists and book publishers on artist book projects. Collaborations with the publishers Christophe Daviet-Thery and XN Editions are with international artists : Fragments of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, by Mark Dion, Inside the White Cube, Édition Fantôme, by Yann Sérandour, Sabotage by Charline Von Heyl, and By and To Jockum by Jockum Nordström.
Since 2010, the studio has been working with the Éditions Louis Vuitton on limited editions. The most recent edition is a collaboration between the Éditions Louis Vuitton and Steidldangin Publishers on the photographer Seydou Keïta.
In order to prepare the production of large editions, the studio creates prototypes used as important models for publishers and their associates. In collaboration with the Editions Xavier Barral, the studio has created the prototypes for : A Criminal Investigation by Watabe Yukichi, co-published by Le Bal and Life's a Beach by Martin Parr, co-published by the Aperture Foundation.
The studio's clients are independent artists et photographers, as well as fashion houses, agencies, publishers, and public institutions.