Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Art of Tao LaBossiere

Art of Tao LaBossiere LLC is the Hartford-based husband and wife team of Tao & Amy LaBossiere. Tao is the lead visionary artist and Amy is the administrating director. The two collaborate to bring an artistic vision to life for tri-state area clients including restaurants, municipalities, corporations, and private art patrons. Art of Tao LaBossiere creates large-scale public art, murals, and art commissions in various mediums including sculpture, paintings, and illustration. The Company is fully insured and a certified Small Minority Business Enterprise with Asian Heritage distinction from the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. 

MURALS and PAINTINGS (partial list)
Bee the Change Asylum Hill Pollinator Mural — Large Scale Mixed Media Mural at The 224 EcoSpace, Hartford, CT
Salute Restaurant — Various Interior Murals, Hartford and Rocky Hill, CT
Wagging Tails Dog Park Large Interior Mural, West Hartford, CT
Joey Garlic's Logo Mural — Newington and Manchester locations
Playhouse on Park Mural, temporary, West Hartford, CT
J's Crabshack — Large Exterior Mural in Hartford, CT
Xfinity Theater — Exterior Graffiti Mural, Hartford, CT
The 224EcoSpace — Large Scale Community Mural, Hartford, CT
Bear's Smokehouse BBQ — Large Exterior Mural, and brand-themed fine art paintings and prints
Uncas Elementary School — Interior Library Mural, Uncasville, CT
The Place 2 Be — Interior hand-painted wall artwork, Hartford, CT
Still Hill Brewery — Large Interior Mural, Rocky Hill, CT
Welcome Home, Community Mural at Scott’s Jamaican Bakery, Hartford, CT
St Mary’s Home: Everlasting Spring in the Secret Garden Large Exterior Mural, West Hartford, CT
Pond House Café: Tribute to Elizabeth Park Rose Vine Interior Mural, West Hartford, CT
Old State House: Two Historic Character Cut-Outs and Public Art Sidewalk Murals, Hartford, CT

SCULPTURE and MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK
WeHa Bear Fair — Designed and painted BlueBEARy Bear and served as project consultants
Custom sculpted more than 40 fiberglass Cows, Restored more than 400
City of Stamford: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs sculpture project
City of Hartford Firefighters Association Local 760 mixed media wall sculptures
City of Hartford Fire Department custom metal and wood mixed media wall sculptures
Still Waters Retreat Center — Artist in Residence / Owner for 10 years, created site-specific installations
Heirloom Flats — Exterior Mixed Media Flag Artwork, Bloomfield, CT
Hartford Business Improvement District — Custom sculpted giant metal exclamation point
The Blind Pig custom etched copper bar top and metal wall sculpture, Hartford, CT
Real Art Ways: Odd Ball Photo Booth Sculpture Installation
City of Hartford: Candy Canines sculpture installation

Tao LaBossiere is an award-winning muralist, sculptor, and illustrator whose personal mission is to celebrate community through creativity. For more than 20 years, Tao has resided at Hartford ArtSpace working as a professional artist. He is the volunteer co-director of the Hartford ArtSpace Gallery and founder of Art of Tao LaBossiere LLC.  For ten years, he was the lead creative partner and visionary at Still Waters Retreat Center. As a young man, Tao studied at Norwich Free Academy and Lyme Academy, then The Cleveland Institute of Art, and Hartford Art School.

Amy LaBossiere is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative manager based in Hartford, CT. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and communications. Amy is the former managing partner of Still Waters Retreat Center and worked at multiple advertising agencies in CT. She is the volunteer co-director of Hartford ArtSpace Gallery and a marketing consultant. Amy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts with a specialization in public relations from Long Island University/CW Post and a Master of Arts in Conscious Evolution from The Graduate Institute.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Amy
Job Title/Position: 
Administrating Director
Physical Address: 
Hartford, CT 06105
Last Name: 
LaBossiere
Phone: 
860-543-3244

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1996
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Marketing Services
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Writing Services
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
2017 Catalyst Award for Transformation Leadership