Hi! My name is Yasmin (pronounced yaz-meeeen) and I’m a mixed media artist, travel writer, UX designer, and dancer based in Austin, Texas. My art is woven with texture and layers, inspired by vibrant colors, personal wanderlust, and unique materials including gold-leaf, found objects, and jewels from past dance performance costumes. As a dancer, I perform internationally at popular festivals, intimate theaters, and concert settings. While traveling, I find ephemera and experiences that inspire my art, dance, and sketchbooks. These often spill onto my canvas in the form of symbols, themes, papers, and colors from around the world. Hope you enjoy what you discover here. Thanks for visiting!
Upcoming art shows:
November 9th, 8:30-11pm. Due EAST, the official kick-off and fundraiser for the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST)
November 11-12, 18-19 from 11am – 6pm. Tour Stop #19 in the East Austin Studio Tour at Cement Loop, 5811 Berkman Drive #140. Cement Loop opening reception with free music and drinks on Saturday, November 11 from 6pm to 10pm. Come say hi and support local artists!
December 2, 9pm-2am. Art Will Save Us at Cherry Cola Dog
December 8th, 6-11pm. Slay Soiree Art Show benefiting Girls Empowerment Network & Safe Alliance and hosted by ATXGals.
Flowers. Elephants. Hamsas. Minarets. Mystery. Dreams. Design. Layers. Texture.
I Heart Japan
Last year, I spent some time in Japan and fell in love with the culture, art, and land. I kept an illustrated travel journal and I also published travel guides seeking art and inspiration in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Dance has always been a huge part of my life. I am forever grateful that dance allows me to travel, meet new friends, and spread the joy of dance movement from large festival stages to performance supper clubs, from private weddings to public concerts and music videos. I have traveled the world as a dancer with Sabaya Bellydance Corporation, Govinda, and Thievery Corporation.
Also, I might have been Cleopatra in another life.