My name is Jasmin-Nicole, I am a recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Through figurative art, abstraction, and sacred African braiding practices, I depict contemporary visuals of Black womanhood and West African culture. Using various shapes, patterns, textures, and saturated colors, I create large scale portraits and abstract dreamscapes that are inspired by my personal memories, dreams, and traditional West African hairstyles. I combine spirituality, sensuality, and nature with my lived experiences in creating my artwork.
2022-present, Master of Arts in Art Education, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2021, Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto ON
Partial Gallery (Toronto, ON)
Hello Art Canada (Toronto, ON)
Solo Exhibition/Two Person Exhibitions
2022, Luminous Vessels, Tap Art Space & Cache Studio and Gallery, Montreal,QC
2021, My Self, Kunstmatrix/OCADU, solo virtual undergraduate exhibition
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022, Digital Now: Imprint, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2021, Long Winter, St. Anne's Anglican Church, Toronto, ON
2021, The Backyard Movement, Lodge on Queen, Toronto ON
2021, OCADU 106th GRADEX, Toronto ON
2020, Parkdale Art Window Project, Toronto Public Library, Gallery 1313 Toronto, ON
2020, Childhood Memories, OCADU Gallery, Toronto, ON
2019, Dreamscapes, D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
2018, Vibe Arts Festival: Artistry en Motion, Ontario place, Toronto, ON
2018, The Second Movement Nuit Blanche, D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
2017, Expressions 42: Spin, Twist, Shift , Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2016, Expressions 41: Our Place in the World, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2014, HeART beat Juried Art Show, Ajax Public Library, Ajax, ON
2022, Create Space Public Art Residency, Steps Public Art, Toronto, ON
2022, Virtual REsidency, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2022 FUTURE PROOF - Online Contemporary Art Auction, Open Studio (Toronto, ON)
2022, Artist Talk/workshop ,'Self Portraits as Self Care', Open Studio, Toronto, ON, March 24.
2021, Artist Talk Undergraduate Drawing Class, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, December 2.
2020, Artist Talk Undergraduate Drawing Class, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, November 10.
2021-present, Kind Minds Family Wellness, Art Tutor, Kitchener, ON
2017, Public Programs Assistant, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2016, Art Facilitator, Community Academic Reciprocal Engagement (C.A.R.E) Program, Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON
2016, Art Director, Multicultural Art Show/Arts Festival, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, ON
Published Interview from Tv Program:
Amoako, Jasmin. Artwork Feature with CBC Program Our Toronto and Gallery 1313. Parkdale Art Window Project. CBC News, November 2020.
Volvox Vault, Sweet Fruit Collective, Summer 2021 (Contributor)
That Betty Grable, Intermediate Drawing Studio Zine, Vol. 1. OCADU, 2020 (Contributor)
Blueprint Magazine, Cover, vol. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University, August 2019.(Illustrator)
#Ultraconfusional, Cover, vol. 1, OCAD University, November 2017.(Illustrator)
Culture Fancier Blog, artwork featured, Fostering Creativity: Expressions 41: Our Place in the World. April 2016.
2022, Open Studio Virtual REsidency Recipient. Toronto, ON
2017, Grade 12 Highest Standing Visual Art Award. Recipient. Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Waterloo, ON.
2016, Art Master Award. Recipient. Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Waterloo, ON.
2016, Grade 11 Highest Standing Visual Arts Award, Recipient. Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Waterloo, ON.
2015, Grade 10 Visual Art Award. Recipient. Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High school, Ajax, ON.
2014, People's Choice Award. Recipient. HeARTBeat Teen Art Show, Juried. Ajax, ON.