About

Jasmine Kamante is a classically trained artist who focuses on figurative narratives. Her extensive studies of the human figure in ateliers in Florence and Paris help her to capture and reveal expressions and body language in an honest and accurate way to create a visual story. Her works draw on her experiences exploring her own identity and sense of belonging as someone of a mixed nationality. They 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

2014 King's College Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 King's College Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Truth Seeker, Artsight Window Gallery, 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
2008 Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

Awards and Scholarships

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

Education

2012 - 2013 Professional Practice with Matthew Browne, Artstation, Auckland, New Zealand
2009 - 2010 Studio Escalier, Paris and Argenton, France
2008 - 2009 Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

Professional Practice

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 © 2014 Jasmine Kamante