My name is Jasmin-Nicole, I am a Toronto based visual artist and 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, saturated colors and mixed media, 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.

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Education

2022-present, Master of Arts in Art Education, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2021, Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto ON

Gallery Representation 

Partial Gallery (Toronto, ON)

Hello Art Canada (Toronto, ON)

Fine Art America (Santa Monica, California)

Solo Exhibition/Two Person Exhibitions

2022, Luminous Vessels, Tap Art SpaceCache 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

2022, Black Futures Digital Exhibition, George Brown College, online

2022, Celebrating Black History, Forevermore, Hello Art Gallery, online

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

Residency

2022, Steps Public Art, Create Space Public Art Residency, Toronto, ON

2022, Virtual REsidency, Open Studio, Toronto, ON

Fundraiser
2022 FUTURE PROOF - Online Contemporary Art Auction, Open Studio (Toronto, ON)

Teaching Experience

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.

Professional Service

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.

Bibliography

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)

Press

Partial Gallery, artwork spotlight,Black Canadian Artists for February and Forever. February 2022.

She Does the City, artwork spotlight, OCAD U’s 106 GradEx Show is the Best Way to Discover Emerging Artists. May 2021.

Culture Fancier Blog, artwork featured, Fostering Creativity: Expressions 41: Our Place in the World. April 2016.

Awards

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.

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Contact Information


@jasmin.a_
jasminnicole.art@gmail.com

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