Terrance Osborne – Artist/Gallery Owner
New Orleans Artist Terrance Osborne grew up in the heart of his culturally rich city being inspired by his diverse and colorful social surroundings. As a youth Osborne’s interest in art was largely fueled by his mother and his older brother whom were hobby artist. While in high school, Osborne was introduced to painting by his mentor artist Richard C. Thomas.
Osborne attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (N.O.C.C.A.) and later graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Xavier University in New Orleans. For the following five years he taught art at Alice Harte Elementary until Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and he relocated his family to Georgia. With his wife Stephanie encouragement, Osborne decided to dedicate his time completely to art. After two years in Georgia, he moved his family back to New Orleans and created a new body of work depicting scenes of a colorful New Orleans saturated by Hurricane Katrina. Soon his work quickly became international recognized. Over the years Osborne would be been featured in a slew of public media for his vividly whimsical works glorifying New Orleans culture. “New Orleans is one of those places in the world that everyone loves because our people love people” Osborne says.
His 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2022 Official Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters are a handful of the most collected works in the world.
Osborne gained partnerships with companies such as Nike, NBA, CocaCola, Heineken, Raising Cane’s, Zulu Organization, Tulane University and Coup De Fondré Winery to name a few.
In 2017 he officially opened Terrance Osborne Gallery in uptown New Orleans. “I want every person who walks in to feel comfortable and overwhelmed at the same time. I want you to leave with a new understanding of what it feels like to live in this beautiful place called New Orleans” Osborne says.
Be it art connoisseur or causal collector, Terrance Osborne’s art continues a delight the eyes cross all divides.