Jasmine Mills

Jasmine Mills
BA (Hons) Fine Art // Falmouth University ’17

Jasmine lives and works in Cornwall. Her approach to painting is emotional and instinctive; she feels an urgency to make marks and respond to people and places in the context of a historical narrative. A fascination with rural landscapes, old settlements and past human stories lived informs her work.

The imagery in her painting draws parallels and connects with the lived experience of contemporary and historical societies. Jasmine has a fascination with the moment by moment conversations and experiences that connect us and transcend time, particularly our emotional and spiritual existence and its connection with place.

“My paintings explore relationships between figure and land. I use abstractions to create dysfunctions within the imagery with the aim of creating a connection between viewer and place or figure and place.

When I begin painting I have an idea of a place or destination. Whether I am working from photo or memory I tend to allow happy mistakes to evolve my paintings and I believe its very important to work from instinct. I’m most excited by elements of surprise and it’s these moments that can open doors to new painterly discoveries”.

Jasmine has participated in several exhibitions across the South-West of England, and has also co-curated an exhibition of emerging artists with a group of fellow graduates. Her recent achievements include winning the Cultivator Cornwall Mentor Bursary (2018) and Cultivator Graduate Start Up Bursary Award (2017).

jasminemills.co.uk
jasminemills60@gmail.com

Looking In
Mixed media on canvas
26 x 26 cm
£300

Education

2014 – 2017
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University, Cornwall.

Exhibitions

2021
Ballads of the Land, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol (Dates tbc).

2019
Home Truths, Millbrook, Curated by The Byer Gallery.

2018
Painting Pavilion, Fringe Arts Bath.
Cornwall Open Studios, Krowji.

2017
Interior/Shift, The Old Stones Bakery, Falmouth, pop-up exhibition.
Falmouth University London showcase, South kiosk gallery, Peckham.
Degree Show, Falmouth University.

Residencies

2017
C.A.S.T cornwall residency

Awards

2018
Cultivator Cornwall Mentor Bursary

2017
Cultivator Graduate Start Up Bursary Award

Other Experience

Curation

2019
Island Exhibition, Enys House, Penryn (co-curated alongside Eleanor Lee and Lillian Thomson.

Publications

2020
Drift Magazine (March issue)
‘Women, Inspiring quotes and artistic responses’ (volume 2)

2019
My Cornwall Art, ‘New Finds’ Summer Issue 12 [Mercedes Smith].
Cornwall Today, ‘The Old and The New’.