“New Orleans-based artist and educator Laurel True combines glass, ceramic, mirror and salvaged building materials from the urban landscape to create site-specific installations, murals and sculptural forms.
Over the past 25 years, she has designed, created and facilitated hundreds of projects for hospitals, parks, commercial, residential and public spaces in the US, Haiti, Africa, Europe, Turkey and Latin America.
True co-founded the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, California, in 2005, a pioneering mosaic education and resource center, and has fostered education in the mosaic arts through participatory creative placemaking, teaching and lecturing around the world.
True is Founding Director of The Global Mosaic Project, which provides art education and entrepreneurial training to underserved communities in urban and developing areas. She has worked extensively with communities to facilitate street art projects that communicate and celebrate historical, cultural and social justice issues relevant to local participants and residents.
Laurel has partnered extensively with public health organization Partners In Health, working with communities to create artwork for hospitals and clinics in Central Haiti. She serves as Director of the Mosaic Program at Art Creation Foundation For Children, in Jacmel, Haiti, teaching and mentoring youth in mosaic mural making, architectural mosaics and entrepreneurial skills. Her students have created over 40 mosaic murals throughout the city of Jacmel.”