Born in Prince George, BC, Jasmine Wallace comes from a family of self-taught artists and grew up surrounded by the artist community on Vancouver Island. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. She has exhibited her work extensively in Canada and the United States.
Wallace’s work is inspired by a sense of place, the metaphysical dimension of landscapes and the architectonics of nature. Interested in the creation of space – real or imagined – her abstract works awakens a sense of wonder about the relationship between urban and natural environments. Connecting to the landscape as a source of reprieve, the work reflects the subtle hues and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the reflective quality of light on the city’s architecture of glass, the artist uses a highly laborious process of taping and layering of paint. Interested in the transcendent potential of painting this process serves as a meditative endeavour and evokes the sense of history and time that is evident in the drawing and re-drawing of an architectural plan.