Laurel True — Resume

Laurel True is a public artist, educator and community organizer specializing in large-scale and site-specific mosaic projects. Her projects are focused in urban and developing areas and she is committed to fostering arts education and entrepreneurship both in and out of the classroom. True is co-founder of the Institute of Mosaic Art and has lectured and taught internationally. Her work has been featured in independent and mainstream media, books and publications. She has created and facilitated over a hundred projects over the last 20 years in the US, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Haiti.


b. 1968 Ann Arbor, MI  
US: 510-381-8783
Skype: laureltrue

Professional Projects

True Mosaic Studio                                1991-Present
Owner, Founder                                      New Orleans
Professional mosaic studio specializing in site-specific installations, public art, private commissions and community projects. Consultant in field of mosaics for large- scale, public and community projects.

The Global Mosaic Project                            2011
Founding Director                                    International

Organization that brings community-based public art, entrepreneurial training and arts education to communities around the globe. Projects foster community engagement in the creation of site-specific works of public mosaic art, leaving a legacy of neighborhood beautification, community cultural development and arts training.
Art Creation Foundation For Children                     2011-Present Project Director and Consultant for Mosaique Jacmel                    Jacmel, Haiti

Consultation and project management for ongoing, city-wide public art program with youth, which includes over 25 mosaic murals and seating areas throughout the city of Jacmel. Training youth in mosaic techniques and public practice, development of The Studio Program for Professional Development in Mosaic Arts.

Institute of Mosaic Art, LLC                            2005-2011
Co-Founding Director, Instructor                            Oakland, CA

Co-founded and developed the largest and most comprehensive mosaic school in the United States offering instruction in mosaic techniques to students of all levels. Developed extensive curriculum and programming over 5 year period. Directed program development, marketing, PR, hiring staff and community outreach, taught professional level courses.

Selected Public Commissions

2017    Hospital St. Michel, Jacmel Haiti. Four 12’ murals in entryway and multiple elements in
    Mosaic Healing Garden installation in pediatric ward.    
2016    Archie Bray Foundation Mural for 65th Anniversary, Helana Montana
    You Are Amazing, Mural at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
    La Granja, Mural at Granja La Aurora Farm, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Suenos, Mural at Tierra Violeta Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Bosphorus Bridges, mural created as part of International Community Mural Arts Program, US         Department of State and US Embassy in Turkey, Beykoz, Istanbul, Turkey
    Are You Looking or Are You Seeing, mural created as part of International Community Mural Arts     Program, US Department of State and US Embassy at Gazi University in Ankara Turkey
2015    Faubourg Lafitte Magic Archway sculptural archway and benches, in partnership             with Arts Council of New Orleans and Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center
    Center in Excellence in Rehab and Education, multi-component project covering inside of         rehabilitation center at Mirebalais Hospital, Haiti. In partnership with Partners In Health
2014    Magic Eggs, two sculptures for Boddecker Park, San Francisco, CA in partnership             with Trust For Public Land
2013    Hôpital Communautaire de Référence and Institut Haitien de Réhabilitation, 3 logo murals,         signature entry mural and mosaic bench, Croix de Bouquets, Haiti, in partnership with UNOPS
    St. Boniface Hospital, designs for two large handicapped accessible tables, Fond des Blans, Haiti     in partnership with the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective
2012    Mirebalais Hospital Children’s Ward, 17 project locations throughout pediatric ward and             children’s playroom, Mirebalais, Haiti, in partnership with Partners In Health
    Tropical Haiti Mural, Zanmi Lasante Logo Inset and Mango Leaf Community Seat Wall,         Mirebalais Hospital, Haiti, in partnership with Partners In Health
2011    Water Lily, sculptural form, Hayes Valley Playground, SF, SF Arts Commission in partnership         with Trust For Public Land
2010    Generations, Oakland Firehouse 18, 2 mosaic murals, commissioned by Oakland Cultural Arts Department / City of Oakland, CA
    Tree of Life Mural, Oakland Firehouse 18, mosaic murals, commissioned by Oakland Cultural Arts Department / City of Oakland, CA
2009    Paradise, Hearts in San Francisco Project, commissioned by SF General Hospital Foundation
2008    Suns Series Sculptures, San Francisco, CA, commissioned by SF Arts Commission
    Oakland Arts Murals, Oakland, CA Series of 3 mosaic murals commissioned by AF Evans         Development.
Mosaic Bridge at the Uptown, Oakland CA, Commissioned by Forest City Development
2007    Kaleidoscope Park Benches, Brentwood, CA, commissioned by Pulte Homes/ City of Brentwood
    Rainbow’s End Park Benches, Brentwood, CA commissioned by Pulte Homes/ City of Brentwood
    Woven Stories Benches, Willow Park, Oakland, CA. C series of 9 inset mosaic benches             commissioned by Oakland Cultural Arts Department/ City of Oakland
    Lafayette Mercantile Fountain, Lafayette, CA commissioned by SZFM Design and Cortese         Investment
2006    Oakland Arts Murals, Oakland, CA. Series of three mosaic murals commissioned by AF Evans         Development  
    Marina Bay Murals, Richmond, CA. Series of four mosaic murals commissioned by Gary Breen         Reality and Associates
    Starscape Bench, Starlite Park, Milpitas, CA commissioned by Milpitas Alliance for the Arts
    Dolphin Sculpture, Bertha Port Park, Oakland, CA commissioned by the Trust for Public Land
2005    The Universe, Velocity Circus Museum, San Francisco, CA. Series of 23 architectural mosaic         projects commissioned by Velocity Circus.
    Love and Truth, Hearts in San Francisco, commissioned by SF General Hospital Foundation and         sponsored by Nancy Pelosi
2004    Fruitvale Main Street Planters, series of 30 planters commissioned by Oakland Unity Council
    St Boniface Church Murals, series of 15 mosaic murals commissioned by St. Boniface             Franciscan Church, San Francisco, CA
    Casa Segura Signage, HIV Education and Prevention Project, Oakland, CA
    Seascape Mural, Marriott Hotel, Bel Harbor, FL
2003    Circles Mural, Marlton Manor Residential Hotel, San Francisco, CA, 2003
    Mosaic Donor Stones, George Mark Children’s House, San Leandro, CA, 2003
2002    Colorful Richmond- Historical Perspective, 8 mosaic murals, Longs Drug Stores, Richmond, CA
    Milpitas City Seal, Mosaic Mural at Milpitas City Hall, commissioned by Milpitas Alliance for the         Arts, Milpitas, CA,
1999-04    Mission Creek Mural, San Francisco, commissioned by Madrina Group/ New Langton Arts
    Pat’s Bench, Pleasanton, CA commissioned by City of Milpitas
    San Diego Children’s Hospital Sea Benches, in partnership with Topher Delaney Landscape
    Duboce Park Playground, San Francisco, CA commissioned by Friends of Duboce Park


Selected Community Mosaic Projects – Lead Facilitator

2017   Updating soon!

2016   Updatingsoon!

2015    Wheels of Fortune, Mosaic Facade at 2801 Chartres, New Orleans, LA
            Pajaros del Amor, Mural at Carranza Subway Station, Buenos Aires, Argentina, made during Mosaic Mural Making Intensive workshop in partnership with FJ         Mosaic Art
    Urban Eyes Project (in progress), mural series celebrating community pride and promoting anti-violence, global community project with participants from 30 countries, New Orleans
    Mosaique Jacmel, ongoing, multi-project, city-wide project in Jacmel, Haiti including over 30 public mosaic murals and seating areas. In partnership with Art Creation Foundation For Children
2014    First International Urban Mosaic Intervention, Puente Alto, Chile. One of 60 international artists invited to participate in massive community project on facade of city hall (participant).
    Ojos de Loto/Eyes of Lotus, mural installation at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
    Wheel of Fortune, class project during facilitator workshop in London, in partnership with British Association for Modern Mosaics during annual conference.
    Clouet Gardens Community Mural, (in progress) in partnership with Clouet Gardens Neighborhood Association, New Orleans, LA
    Butterfly Garden Mural at Langston Hughes Academy, New Orleans. In partnership with Edible Schoolyard Program
2013    Six of Disks, mosaic facade enhancement at and in partnership with The Green Project, New Orleans using recycled building materials.
    Jacmel Soleil Mural, in partnership with Art Creation Foundation For Children, Jacmel Haiti
    Mosaic Murals for Holiday Event for Sow A Seed supported orphanages in Port au Prince
    Maison des Anges Mural, mural at Maison des Anges Orphanage for Water Angels Project, in partnership with Sow A Seed, Clercine, Port au Prince, Haiti
    Mosaic Mural and Trail Marker Project, in partnership with Mountain Bike Haiti, Port au Prince
    Clinica La Fortuna Health and Life Mural, in partnership with EcoTeach, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
2012    Birds and Butterflies for Sal Timoun, Mirebalais Hospital, Haiti. Engaged over 50 artists in the creation of components for the Pediatric Ward and Children’s Playroom.
    Sal Timoun Project, Mirebalais Hospital, Haiti. Cross-cultural design development project for the Pediatric Ward with schoolchildren from Mirebalais and Los Angeles.
    Mosaique Jacmel Project, Lead facilitator for ongoing mosaic program with Haitian youth focusing on the creation of ten public mosaic murals and benches in the town of Jacmel, Haiti. In partnership with Art Creation Foundation For Children, Haiti
    Water Mural Project, Petionville, Haiti. In partnership with Sow A Seed for Timateck Orphanage
    Dalton School Community Mural: Spring, done as part of artist residency at the Dalton School
    Cooperation Mural,  with students in partnership with SoppGalazo Glass for Brooklyn Day School
    Seattle Rain, group mosaic mural project with adult students for Seattle Mosaic Arts
2011    Life Giving Water, New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans. Open participation project in partnership with NOHC and Americanflat, NY.
    Carruth Cellars Community Mosaic Mural, Solana Beach, CA. Open participation mosaic mural created by community members of all ages. In partnership with Carruth Cellars Urban Winery.
    Community Mosaic Benches,    Jacmel Memorial Mosaic Wall Project, Multi- part community mosaic mural in partnership with Art Creation Foundation for Children, Jacmel Haiti
    Hayes Valley Playground Seat Wall, San Francisco, in partnership with Trust For Public Land
2010    Tree of Life and Sea Spirits, community mosaic murals in partnership with Art Creation for Children, Jacmel, Haiti
    Lower Ninth Ward Village Mural, in partnership with L9WV and Community Built Association, New Orleans, LA
2009    Ngong Hills, recycled glass mural with students at Rudolph Steiner School, Mbagathi, Kenya
    Mosaic Benches for New Orleans Public Schools, community project with 500 participants (125 benches) in partnership with Crescent City Art Project
    NOLA WOW, renegade community mosaic in 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
    Sego Lily Mural, in partnership with Kimball's Young Artists Academy, Park City UT
2008    Kefa- Coffee From Ethiopia to Jingletown, Oakland, in partnership with Institute of Mosaic Art
Potrero Hill Park Bench, San Francisco, CA, in partnership with the Trust For Public Land
Tiki Toms Mural, in partnership with Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
2007    Fisherman’s Tale, in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Nungua, Ghana, West Africa
    Home, post-Katrina mosaic mural with school children, in partnership with by Belle Chase Academy, Belle Chase, LA. Funded by a grant from the Arts Council of New Orleans
    Lopez Pallets Mural, in partnership with Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
2006    Institute of Mosaic Art Façade Mural, Jingletown, Oakland, CA.
Bertha Port Park Dolphin Sculpture, Oakland, in partnership with the Trust For Public Land.
Sycamore Park Mosaic Sandbox, Community Built playground project Mill Valley, CA in partnership with Leathers and Associates, NY.
2005    Velocity Circus Mural, in partnership with Children United by Experience, Oakland, CA
    Crucible Mural, in partnership with Crucible Arts and Industry, Oakland, CA
    Mosaic Butterfly Sculpture, Crucible Youth Program, Crucible Arts and Industry, Oakland, CA
2004    Spirits and Folklore of Ghana, in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Nungua, Ghana
    Adinkra Hene (King of Adinkra) in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Nungua, Ghana
    Respect the Earth, in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Nungua, Ghana
2002    Creativity Arch and Teacher Training Pillars, in partnership with CCC, Nungua, Ghana
2001    Ogue Be- History of Nungua, in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Ghana    
1999    Community Garden Mural, Marin Head Start Program, Novato, CA
1998    World Path, mosaic mural with youth at Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
    Neighborhoods, open participation project in conjunction with Precita Eyes Mural Festival, SF, CA
1993    Mazomainie School Mosaic Mural, Mazomainie, WI


Associations/ Memberships

Community Built Association
Society of American Mosaic Artists
National Association of Art Educators
British Association of Modern Mosaics
American for the Arts
Global Alliance for Art and Health



2000    Studio Arte del Mosaico, Ravenna Italy
1990    University of Wisconsin, Madison: BA with Honors in African Studies
1989    Universite Chiek Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
1987    Parsons School of Design, New York
1986    School of the Art Institute of Chicago



2013    A Studio in the Woods, Program of Tulane University, New Orleans
2012     Dalton School, Manhattan, NY
2009    Kitengela Glass, Nairobi, Kenya
2008    Colton School Studios, New Orleans, LA
2001-4    Aba House Cultural Center, Nungua, Ghana
1990    Manufacture des Arts Decoratifs, Thies, Senegal
1986    Operation Crossroads, Africa


Selected Publications and Media Coverage

2016    CNN Turkey

             New Orleans Times- Picayune, April

2015    Where Y'at, New Orleans, May

2015    Mosaics Bring Inspiration and Hope to Rehab Patients, Haiti, Partners In Health Blog,
2014    Huffington Post, Creating Haiti’s Future Leaders Through Art
             Hypeallergic, How Mosaics are Shaping Haiti’s Future
            Go Nola, 5 New Orleans Murals to See
            Mosaic Handcraft
            CNN Chile, January 2014
2013    Magic Haiti Magazine, March 2013
             Costa Rica TV, Channel 4 News, La Fortuna, Costa Rica, January 2013
2012    Partners In Health Newsletter, January, 2013
            Architectural Record, March, 2012
2011    Think Africa Press
             Nickelodeon News, January 2011
             New Orleans Times- Picayune, Home Section, January, 2011
2010    Mosaic Art Now, Haiti Diary, June 2010
            Mosaic Art Now Magazine, feature article, February, 2010
            Oakland Local, Oakland Mosaic Center Builds Community…,January, 2010
            Decorating Dive, Mosaic Art With A Mission, July 2010
            Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oakland Featured Artist
            De Kunst Van Het Mozaieken, Dutch Mosaic Book, by Greet Weitenberg and Marcelo de Melo
2009    Creative Capital: Laurel True's International Public Art Projects, paper by Dr. Randy Sanders at the 2009 Conference of Arts in Community in Venice, Italy
           HGTV SuperScapes, Episode HSUPR-202H, backyard makeover show
            7 x 7 Magazine, Our 10 Favorite Public Art Projects in San Francisco
            InStyle Magazine, April Issue
            East Bay Express, Critics Choice section
2008    Diablo Magazine, February Issue
           San Francisco Business Times, April, 2008
            The Forum, NPR Radio
           View From the Bay, ABC, February 2008
           Tile Magazine, Pushing Boundaries, Trends, April 2008
2007    Pacific Sun, Marin, CA, March 23, 2007
           DIY Network, Craft Lab, April 2007, Cooking Light Magazine, March 2007
           San Francisco Chronicle, February 2007, Novo Metro, Oakland News, January 2007
2006    Oakland Magazine, July 2006
            Oakland Tribune, House to Home, March, 2006, Metro Section July 2006
            Milpitas Post, cover, July 2006, Piedmont Times, April 2006
            Bonita Living Magazine, HGTV, Expert Village
2005    HGTV, Double Take, November 2005
            SPARK!, KQED Channel 9, Elevating the Everyday, Bay Area, February 23, 2005
              Alameda Journal, October 7, 2005
              Oakland Tribune, Center Comes Together Piece By Piece, October 14, 2005
             Hayward Daily Review, Institute of Mosaic Art Unique in California, October 15, 2005
             Contra Costa Times, September 10, 2005
             Groutline- Society of American Mosaic Artists, April 2004, June 2005, 2009
2004    HGTV, Crafters Coast to Coast, October 2004
2004    San Francisco Chronicle, Piece By Piece Mosaic Artist Gets the Job Done June 18, 2004
Mosaic Art and Style- Designs for Living Environments, by JoAnn Loctov, Rockport Press
Marin Independent Journal, July 22, 2004
2003    Mosaic Techniques and Traditions by Sonia King
Oakland Tribune, Putting It Together, January 3, 2003
2002    Craft Report, The Guild- Architects Edition 17
    Channel 14 News, San Francisco, CA
2001    Pleasanton Daily
2000    American Style Magazine
            The Economist
           Marin Independent Journal
1999    San Francisco Examiner Magazine
            San Francisco Bay Guardian
            Channel 4 News, San Francisco
            New Mission News
1998    Gardens International
            The New York Times
1997    Making Mosaics- Designs, Techniques and Projects, Altamont Press



Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
Seattle Mosaic Arts
FJ Mosaic Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gallery El-Saieh, Port au Prince, Haiti
Esprit Mosaique Studio, Avignon, France
Art Creation Foundation For Children, Jacmel, Haiti
FOSAJ (Fondation Sant D’A Jakmel), Haiti
New Orleans School of Art and Craft
Clayspace 1205 Ceramic Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Hacienda Mosaico Retreat Center, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Billick Rock Art, Todos Santos, Mexico
San Francisco Mosaic Studio
New Orleans School of Glass
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA  
Aba House Cultural Center, Nungua, Ghana
Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference Instructor 2007, 2004
Community Built Association Workshop Facilitator 2010


Lectures/ Speaking

Mosaic Murals: Global Participation and Impact, FJ Mosaic Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015
Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Panelist New Orleans, LA, 2105
Social Action and Community-Based Mosaics, British Assn of Modern Mosaics Conf, London 2014
The Global Mosaic Project, Alvar Arts Series, Public Library, New Orleans, LA
Artists’ Salon Presentation, A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans,LA
Community-Based Mosaics: Public Art and Social Practice, American Mosaic Summit Conference, Tacoma, WA, 2013
Art and Healing: Mosaics at Mirebalais Hospital, Haiti, Seattle Mosaic Arts,  (July, 2013)
Community Mosaics: Public Art and Social Practice, Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference, 2013
Pediatric Ward Mosaics at Mirebalais Hospital: Creation and Impact, Seattle Mosaic Arts, 2012
The Power of Art: Building Creative Capital Through Community Mosaics, Nationally Touring Lecture, 2011
    Carruth Cellars Winery, Solana Beach, CA
    Seattle Biomed, Seattle WA
    Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA
    New Orleans School of Art and Craft
    Ceil Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    Mosaic Oasis, Boston, MA
    Wil-Mar Community Center, Madison, WI
Jacmel Memorial Mosaic Mural: After the Earthquake, Haitian Art Society Conference, 2012
Social, Creative and Educational Impact of Community Built Mosaics, Panelist at Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference, 2011, Austin, TX
Art, Transformative Landscapes and Natural Disasters, Open Engagement Conference (in absentia), Portland
Institute of Mosaic Art Lecture Series, multiple engagements, 2005-2011
Inner City Mosaics, Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference panelist, 2009
American Craft Council, San Francisco, CA, exhibition demonstrator, 2009
California College of Art, Oakland, CA, guest lecturer in Community Art/ Public Life Program, 2007
Ghana College of Art and Design, Ghana, West Africa, Guest Lecturer, 2004
International Community Built Mosaics in Ghana, Community Built Association Conference panelist, 2006
Balancing Passion and Profits, Community Built Association Conference panelist, 2006, Monterey, CA
Precita Eyes Mural Arts, Community Arts Panelist, San Francisco, CA, 2005


International Community Mural Arts Program, Turkey, US Dept of State/ Meridian International Center 2016
Juror’s Choice Award, Mosaic Arts international, 2011
City of Oakland Percent for Art Commission for Firehouse 18, 2009
Eye Opener Award, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 2009
Oakland Indie Award, Neighborhood Dynamo, 2007
Arts Leadership Award, Alameda County Arts Commission 2006
Artist of the Year Nomination, Oakland Chamber of Commerce 2006
City of San Francisco Percent for Art Commission for Ocean Avenue, 2005
Best Mural, International Category, Precita Eyes Mural Center, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Selected Exhibitions

2017     Color of Life, Shank, New Orleans, LA
2016     La Femme, New Orleans Art Center Gallery
             Bywater Biennial, New Orleans Art Center Gallery
            See Differently, Shank, New Orleans
            Archie Bray Foundation North Gallery, Helena, MT
2012    NOLA Now, Abstractions, ContemporaryArts Center, New Orleans, LA
2011    Mosaic Arts International, Mexican Cultural Center, Austin TX
2010    Contemporary Mosaic Art: An Exquisite Collection, Concourse Gallery, Bank of America, SF
            Surface, solo photography exhibit, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
2009    Mosaic Arts International, Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
            Visions/ Journeys, solo exhibition, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
           Tesserae: The Art of Mosaics, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA
           New Work, solo exhibition, St Ives Spa and Gallery at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
2008   Cutting Edges: Contemporary Mosaic Art Invitational, Lake Oswego, Oregon
           Inspired by: Contemporary Mosaics and the Historical Tradition, University of Mary     Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
           Jingletown Junction, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007    Constructions, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Mosaic Arts International, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
            Heros and Hearts Exhibition, Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco, CA
            Heros and Hearts, Geras-Tousignant Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006    Art of Jingletown Junction, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
           Bad Ass Mosaics, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA    
           Faculty Exhibit, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
           California Mosaics, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
2005    Glass Art Group Exhibit, Montclair Gallery, Oakland, CA
2004    Sideshow, solo exhibition at Throckmorton Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
            Opus Veritas; Fragments of Truth, Museo ItaliaoAmericano, San Francisco, CA
            Faction: Mosaics from the Outer Limits, Frjtz Ghiardelli, San Francisco, CA
2003    N.O.W; New Mosaics, Albatross Gallery, Berkeley, CA

           Hearts of San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
           New Visions; Introductions 2003, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
           L’Arte del Mosaico, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA


Curriculum Development and Professional Development Workshops

Building Beauty in the World: Methods, Motivations and Impact
Mosaic Mural Making Intensive
Global Mosaic Project Facilitator Training
The Business of Mosaics – Mosaic as a Viable Business
Teacher Training for Mosaics in the Classroom
Architectural Applications for Mosaic- Murals, Floors and Walls
Precision Setting for Professional Applications
Designing and Executing Professional Projects
Facilitating Community Mosaic Projects Locally and Internationally
Creative Expression and Well Being, Mosaic Mandala
Contemporary Glass Mosaics, Intro to Ceramic Tile Mosaics, Exterior and Garden Applications Ancient Meets Modern- Contemporary Contexts For Traditional Techniques
Introduction to Glass Mosaics, Intermediate Glass Mosaics
Advanced Explorations in Glass Mosaic
Three- Dimensional Mosaic Forms, Mosaic Survey Course
Mosaic Graffiti, Urban Mosaics, Mosaics with Recycled Materials
Introduction to Italian Smalti Mosaics
Tools and Techniques for Mosaic- Intermediate
Intermediate Setting Techniques for Mosaic
Mosaic Memory Vessel and Folk Art Environments
Glass Fusing for Mosaics
Glass Mosaic Lamp, Glass on Glass Mosaics
Mosaic Garden Sphere, Mosaic Bottles
Mosaic Travel Log: Armchair Travel and Discussion of World Techniques
International Design Influences in Mosaic, Mosaics Around the World
Mosaics for Kids, Mosaics for the Family
Coordinated more than 100 classes and workshops a year over 5 years at Institute of Mosaic Art


Program Development

Urban Eyes Project
The Global Mosaic Project
Studio Program for Professional Development, Jacmel Haiti
Jacmel Mozaik Program, Jacmel Haiti
Craft Development Program at Art Creation Foundation For Children, Jacmel, Haiti
Mirebalais Mosaic Collective, entrepreneurial support/ business development, Haiti
Woven Stories Project, Oakland
Resident Artist Program at Institute of Mosaic Art
Community Ripples Program at Institute of Mosaic Art


Partnering Agencies and Organizations

Partners In Health, Boston, MA
Canadian Red Cross
Oakland Cultural Arts Department
Arts Council of New Orleans
Providence Housing, Nola
Archie Bray Foundation
San Francisco Arts Commission
Trust For Public Land, San Francisco, CA
Medair International,
Art Creation Foundation For Children, Jacmel, Haiti
Community Built Association
International Urban Mosaic Intervention
Edible Schoolyard Program, New Orleans
Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, Nola
Clouet Gardens Association, Nola
UNOPS, Port au Prince, Haiti
Sow A Seed Foundation, Haiti
The Possible Project, Boston
New Orleans Haling Center
Young Artists, Young Aspirations (YAYA), New Orleans, LA
Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc, Nungua, Ghana
InStyle Magazine and St. Ives at Sundance
Dalton School, NY
Lower Ninth Ward Village, New Orleans
Crescent City Art Project, New Orleans, LA
Opportunity Impact, San Francisco, CA
Potrero Hill Neighborhood Center, San Francisco, CA
Life Learning Academy, San Francisco, CA
FOSAJ, Jacmel, Haiti
Kitengela Glass, Mbagathi, Kenya
Tile Heritage Foundation
Society of American Mosaic Artists
British Association for Modern Mosaics
American Craft Council
Precita Eyes Mural Center, San Francisco, CA
The Crucible Arts and Industry, Oakland, CA
Creative Growth Center, Oakland, CA
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
The Green Project, New Orleans
Steiner School, Mbagathi, Kenya


Selected Collections

City of New Orleans
City of Puente Alto, Chile
City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Orel Social Center, Avignon, France
Mirebalais Hospital, Mirebalais, Haiti
Hospital St. Michel, Jacmel, Haiti
Hôpital Communautaire de Référence, Beudet and Port au Prince Haiti
Institut Haitien de Réhabilitation, Bon Repos Haiti
Dr. Paul Farmer
Clinica La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
San Diego Children’s Hospital
Marriott Hotel, Bal Harbor, FL
Cities of Jacmel, Haiti, Oakland, San Francisco, Milpitas, CA, Pleasanton, CA, Brentwood, CA
Chevron Clean Energy Solutions
Pulte Homes Development
Longs Drug Stores California
Velocity Circus Museum, San Francisco, CA
Carruth Cellars Winery, Solana Beach, CA
Kimball Art Center, Park City Utah
Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA
Brooklyn Community School