Jazmin was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration.
Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. And years and years later she moved to London where she continues to illustrate books for publishers in Mexico, USA and UK.
She is inspired by the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking, and by Leopoldo Mendez who founded the Taller de la Grafica Popular, the celebrated organization which produced the posters and pamphlets that brought the Mexican Revolution to its illiterate masses, and created some of the finest graphic art of the 20th century.
But her real love is and always will be Saul Steinberg.
Jazmin is also a practitioner and teacher of Taoist martial arts. In China the arts and martial prowess have been linked since ancient times. The martial arts themselves are a kind of fine art for those who understand them.
But on 15 June 2021 Jazmin died suddenly. She was just 50 years old. She was a great friend of the Rowley Gallery, we loved her madly and we'll be a different gallery without her.
There's a nice interview with Jazmin here.
Tree Of Life & Other Stories, The Rowley Gallery, London
Christmas Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art
Christmas Show, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Smile, Pyramid Gallery, York
Machete-Mifune, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art
30 Years Of Greenwich Printmakers, Oxo Tower, London
Lasting Impressions, Greenwich Printmakers, National Theatre, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Day Of The Dead, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Open House, Tile Kiln Studios, London
Salon 07, Seven Seven Contemporary, London
Greenwich Printmakers Gallery, London
Drawing With A Knife, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Summer Show, London Print Studio
Art 15, Cupola Contemporary, Sheffield
Originals, Mall Galleries, London
In Aid Of Trinity Hospital, Dulwich College, London
Love Is In The Air, Nordstrom Store, New York
Abney Public Hall, London