About my work
Calling all Moonchildren Everywhere As a child living in Detroit, I was constantly inspired by the indomitable spirit, humor, and inventiveness of my community. Though I grew up amidst the decline of the auto industry and often-violent urban decay, the people of Detroit never ceased to reinvent themselves in the midst of overwhelming hardship. Thus my work is an extension of this resilient black body. Though trauma, subjugation, and historical erasure have created deep cultural wounds, there remains, without fail, an irrepressible urge for transformation, evolution, and ascension. It is this undefined and indestructible spirit that inspires my work, which includes interdisciplinary mediums through photography, installation, sculpture, multimedia, painting, performance, and film. My work critiques the boundaries of erasure in all material forms and collective memory, using iconic obsolete materials juxtaposed with impermanent living things.
Jasmine Murrell is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist born in Detroit, Michigan. She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Hunter College. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally for the past decade, in venues such as Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Bronx Museum, African-American Museum of Art, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and The Whitney Museum. Her work has been published in the Art Forum, Art Forum, The New York Times, The Amsterdam News, Metro Times, and Hyperallergic.
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