About

Jasmine Kamante is a classically trained artist. She has studied extensively from life in ateliers in Florence and Paris. She draws on her experiences as someone of mixed ethnicity and nationality who has travelled widely; exploring her own identity as well as questioning what it is that makes us belong or call a place “home”. Her works are organically grown through observation, imagination and experimentation with the physicality of materials, colour and light.

Jasmine’s work is held in the James Wallace Arts Trust in New Zealand, and in private collections internationally.

Selected Exhibitions

2015 Dornwell Group Show, Railway Street Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
2015 Self Portrait, Lysatt Watt Trust Art Award, Taranaki, New Zealand
2015 Northart Members' Midyear Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2014 King's College Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Truth Seeker, Artsight Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 King's College Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Fixed Format, Northart, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 Making Tracks, Railway Street Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 King's College Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 Great Plate Exhibition, Yvonne Rust Gallery, Whangarei, New Zealand
2012 Florence to Auckland - two person exhibition, Railway Street Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Cathedral Lectures - two person exhibition and presentation, Auckland, New Zealand
2010 Northland Painting & Drawing Award, Kerikeri, New Zealand
2009 Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

Awards and Scholarships

2010 Jouffrault Scholarship, Studio Escalier, Argenton, France
2010 Finalist, Northland Painting & Drawing Award, New Zealand

Education

2014  "Figure Painting and the Figure in an Interior", Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2009 - 2010 Drawing and Painting Intensives, Studio Escalier, Paris and Argenton, France
2009  “Painting the Figure with Oils” workshop, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2008 - 2009 Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2006 - 2007 Several courses from BA (Hons) Visual Art, Northtec, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Professional Practice

2012  Professional Practice with Matthew Browne, Auckland, New Zealand
2009 Assistant on “Caravaggio” workshop, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2009 Assistant on “Painting the Tuscan Landscape” workshop, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy


All images © 2015 Jasmine Kamante