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Jasmin-Nicole A.

Artist member since 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Artist's Bio:

Born in Ghana, Jasmin-Nicole is a Canadian emerging visual artist. Jasmin-Nicole is a graduate of OCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Drawing and Painting program. Her art practice focuses on a contemporary representation of Black womanhood and West African culture through figurative art, abstraction, and sacred African braiding practices.

Artist's Statement:

I am a Toronto based visual artist and freelance hairstylist. My current body of figurative and abstract artwork serves as a vehicle for accessing ancestral memories, and my dreams which yield growth, structure and forward thinking. Through an intuitive process of visualization, I paint and draw to explore spirituality, wellness, sensuality, and nature to communicate my lived experiences.


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Favourite book

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Freelance Hairstylist

Favourite medium

Soft pastel

When did you start making art, and why?

I have always been artistic but I started focusing on creating art in high school. Painting is my main creative and meditative outlet. I make art to see myself represented frequently in the media as a dark skin Black woman.

Favourite artist(s) right now

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Laetitia Ky, Mickalene Thomas, Frida Kahlo, Akiko Jackson

Beverage of choice

Iced coffee/Jasmine tea

Select Past Exhibitions
2021

Toronto ON
OCADU 106th GRADEX

2021

Kunstmatrix/OCADU
My Self

2020

Toronto Public Library, Gallery 1313 Toronto, ON
Parkdale Art Window Project

2019

D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
Dreamscapes

2018

Ontario place, Toronto, ON
Vibe Arts Festival: Artistry en Motion

2018

D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
The Second Movement Nuit Blanche

2017

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Expressions 42: Spin, Twist, Shift

2016

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Expressions 41: Our Place in the World

2014

Ajax Public Library, Ajax, ON
HeART beat Juried Art Show

Accolades
2017

Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Waterloo, ON
Grade 12 Highest Standing Visual Art Award

2016

Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Waterloo, ON.
Art Master Award

2016

Waterloo Collegiate Institute
Grade 11 Highest Standing Visual Arts Award

2015

Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High school, Ajax, ON.
Grade 10 Visual Art Award

2014

HeARTBeat Teen Art Show, Juried. Ajax Public Library. Ajax, ON.
People's Choice Award

Press
2021

She Does the City
OCAD’s 106 GradEx Show is the Best Way to Discover Emerging Artists.

2016

Culture Fancier Blog
Fostering Creativity: Expressions 41: Our Place in the World.

Education
2021

OCAD University
Drawing and Painting-Bachelor of Fine Arts

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