Jasmine Chalmers is a Wellington-based photographic artist with a strong interest in nostalgia and the unusual.
Growing up trawling through Southland op-shops, she has found an outlet for her love of vintage in her construction of surreal and enigmatic scenes.
Breathing new life into objects retrieved from second-hand shops, she takes object worship to an extreme by representing them as magic talismans, and the final image as a portal to an unknown place.
Twisting the still-life genre to express a macabre element, her work is an immersive space for the viewer to sink into.
2018 Diploma in Photography, Whitireia New Zealand
2014 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (First class Honours), Otago University
2020 Samuel Marsden Collegiate Artist in Residence
2020 Group Exhibition, Wrapping Up, Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington
2020 Group Exhibition, Artbourne, Wellesley College, Wellington
2020 Solo Exhibition, Interior Vision, Suite Gallery, Wellington
2020 Group exhibition, Have Something to Say #2, Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington
2019 Group exhibition, Have Something to Say #1, Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington
2019 Group exhibition, Matariki Design Festival, Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington
2019 Group exhibition, New Perspectives, White Studios, Auckland