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 such as gold-leaf, found objects, and jewels from past dance performance costumes. As a dancer, I’ve performed internationally at popular festivals, intimate theaters, and concert settings. My ongoing study of the human body’s natural movement and desire for self-expression lends itself to fusing elements from my dance costumes into tangible art. When traveling, I seek ephemera and experiences to 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:
September 30. Discovery: A Celebration of Women in Art + Film.
November 11-12, 18-19. East Austin Studio Tour at Cement Loop.
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.