“My work continues to reflect on and visit what I call ‘spaces of truths.’ Here I find fine moments of fluttering comfort, fleeting absolution, and questionable resolve. In my artwork I challenge the viewer to take a little deeper look at what is in front of them. Then…pause…and dare to pass your point of comfort.“
Laura Mayo is a multimedia artist, who earned a B.A. at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Teaching Licensure and Masters of Art Education from Minnesota State University of Mankato. Mayo attended the Women’s Art Institute and exhibited at Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University. She co-curated an exhibition titled WARM Guerrillas/Feminist Visions, which was a collaborative exhibition between the Women’s Art Resources of MN and Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. She is currently a public school Art Educator and serves on the Art Educators of MN (AEM) Curriculum Committee. In addition to art education, Mayo’s other passion lies in social justice. From 2017-2018 she worked alongside the beloved East Side Freedom Library to organize Neighbors Meet Neighbors – a series of public forums centered around the stories and experiences of recent immigrants to the St. Paul east side communities. Mayo emphasizes this sort of social work goes hand in hand with the meanings and perspectives behind her art making.