photo: Chermelle Edwards

photo: Chermelle Edwards

In her most recent series, Yasmine Diaz works with mixed media on paper, drawing, and collage to question and assert her distinctive experience as U.S. born feminist of Yemeni descent. The Los Angeles-based artist, whose previous work includes photography and oil painting, highlights themes of gender, bicultural identity, family, and shame in her current projects. Whether looking inward or focusing on shared experiences of others, her work is often inspired by her past. “The streets of Chicago, where I was raised, could not be more different than the highlands of Yafa, Yemen, where both of my parents are from,” she says. “Being exposed to conflicting traditions, social norms, and gender roles complicated my personal expectations, and those of my family and community.”

Her work has been featured on BBC.com, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and is part of the collection at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.


EVENTS 

Current + Upcoming

  • 2017  Other Dialogues / Presented by at land's edge / July 8 / Vincent Price Art Museum / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  Feminism Now / May (Date & Location TBA) / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018  Feminism Now / May 26 - June 17 / Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden

Past

  • 2017  Her Intuition / May 6 - 30 / Brainworks Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  On The Other Side: at land's edge 2017 Fellows Exhibition / May 24-26 / Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2017  One Woman Shows / April 30 / Pieter Space / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  State of the Union / February 4-25 / Brainworks Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  Uprise Group Show / January 17-February 5 / Untitled Space / New York, NY
  • 2016  Women on the Fence (Group show at Mothership Festival) / November 5 / Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • 2016  L.A. County Store / Small Works Show / September 24 - October 16
  • 2016  Barnsdall Art Center Group Exhibition / July 29 - September 10 / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016  Face Time as part of Maiden L.A.  / Sunset Triangle Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016  LA I BERLIN / Mission Workshop / Los Angeles CA
  • 2016  Viva La Muxer (group show) / Werkartz / March 5 / Los Angeles 
  • 2015  LAyer Cake / LA County Store / October 17 - November 15 / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015  Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival / Advocate & Gochis Galleries / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014  Walking in L.A. (2014) / Commissioned series by the UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • 2012  Los Angeles (2012) / Commissioned series by the UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • 2010  Abriendo La Boca / EntreyArte Resident Artists Show / La Boca / Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2010  Ballard’s Art & Framing / Echo Park, Los Angeles CA
  • 2010  Affaire in the Gardens Arts Show; Spring / Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2009  Affaire in the Gardens Arts Show; Fall / Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2009  Dirt Bike Gallery [Group Show] / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009  Rooftop Gallery [Group Show] Downtown Artwalk / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009  Affaire in the Gardens Arts Show; Spring  / Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2005  A Room of Dreamed Personas / The Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2005  Affaire in the Gardens Arts Show; Spring / Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2003  11th Annual International Exhibition, CPSA / Brea, CA / The Phoenix Award for Excellence
  • 2002  Art of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Museum / Harwood Art Center Award of Merit

COLLABORATIONS

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2016-17  at land's edge Fellowship / Los Angeles
  • 2010  Entre y Arte Residency / Buenos Aires, Argentina

COLLECTIONS

  • UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Private collections: Berlin Germany, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, New York NY, Buenos Aires Argentina, Zurich Switzerland 

SELECTED PRESS

PUBLICATIONS

ARTIST TALKS + GUEST SPEAKING

  • 2016  California State University / Los Angeles CA / Women's Studies Guest Speaker
  • 2016  Women's Center for Creative Work / Los Angeles CA / Headscarves and Hymens Discussion 
  • 2005  Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads / Santa Monica CA / Artist Talk 

OTHER

  • 2017  AVA Collective / Co-founder
  • 2016 + 2015Juror / Los Angeles County Store / Fine art panel 
  • 2016  Mentor / Las Fotos Project / Los Angeles 
  • 2007  Teaching Artist / Free Arts for Abused Children / Los Angeles

EDUCATION
Studied under: Brian O’Connor, Mikel Bresee, Claude Grace