Author/Artist Name

Jasmine GrovesFollow



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Date of Creation

Spring 4-23-2021

Artist Statement

In my art, I utilize patterned fabric, domestic objects, and portraits to achieve my desired results. My body of 3D and 2D artwork focuses on domestic spaces and the physical sensation of fabric surfaces (clothes, sofas, curtains, stuffed animals etc.)

I often find inspiration when I look through my family’s photographs from the 1960s and 70s. My great grandmother was a seamstress, and encouraged all of her female descendants to make their own pillows, quilts, and even wedding dresses instead of purchasing them. Also, the 1960s and 70s were an incredibly important time for Black America. The visual culture of this era has always been interesting to me; many of the archetypes (wide pants, big afros, brightly colored carpets) are kitschy for some and nostalgic for others. Two of my favorite artists include Mickalene Thomas and Nick Cave. Both of these artists utilize fabric, the Black American experience, and nostalgic themes in their art.


Chris Lavery; T. Michael Martin


Anna and Ricky

Fabric, paper

11” x 8”


Five Generations

Fabric, Microfilament

17” x 14” each



Fabric, photo transfer paper, found object

3 ft x 3 ft


Working and Waiting

Fabric, Paper

5” x 8”


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

BA/BS Practicum Group Exhibit



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