Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Yasmine Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her mixed media work often reflects personal histories of the opposing cultures she was raised within. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Human Resources in Los Angeles and The Main Museum.
Diaz is a 2019 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellow and her works are included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of California Los Angeles, and The Poetry Project Space in Berlin. Her installation Exit Strategies, completed as an artist residency at the Women's Center for Creative Work, was recommended by the "Los Angeles Times," "Artillery Magazine," and "Feminist Magazine." She lives and works in Los Angeles.