Jasmine Crisp is an emerging artist born and based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is a current recipient of the Praxis ARTSPACE residency and past recipient of the Carclew artist in residence program, which she began after graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Art Honours at Adelaide Central School of Art (2017). Recently she has produced her first solo show, participated in three international artist residencies across Iceland and Finland, been awarded first prize in the 2019 10th Prospect Portrait Prize and the 2018 YouthScape Art Prize, achieved multiple peoples choice awards and has been included as a finalist in the SALA Advertiser awards, Emma Hack Art Prize and Kennedy Art Prize.
Jasmines painting practice is driven by her interest in the relationships between people and their objects (treasure or trash), their surrounding environments (home or other) and how chosen belongings/places are used as forms of connection and self-identification. Her paintings are constructed from images derived from her direct personal experiences, belongings, homeplace, travels and people known to her. Be it on Aussie sharehouse bathroom or Finnish mountain view, her emotionally charged figurative scenes are informed by both her immediate lifestyle and aspects of history in creating narrative paintings set in domestic, natural, real, past and imagined spaces.
Photograph by Jon Wah