Jasmine Murrell is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary visual artist who employs several different mediums to create sculptures, installations, photography, performance, land art and films that blur the line between history and mythology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art; the Bronx Museum; the Museum Contemporary Art Chicago; the Whitney Museum, the African-American Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (is this a repeat?) and the International Museum of Photography. Murrell has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum AIM program; Baxter St. Gallery workspace; BRIClab contemporary art residency and Block Gallery workspace.
Her work has been included in the book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, and The New York Times, Ebony, Time Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Detroit Times and several other publications.
My art is a process and a product of my search for the truths beneath—under the skin, the ground we walk on, within the stories we tell and the lies we believe. I am trying to feel and demonstrate the world as it really is, not as it has been constructed to be. My work bends time and space to explore the unstable and shifting nature of the human experience and the forces that age and transform all living things. I am an interdisciplinary artist critiquing the invented hierarchies that have been used to construct the illusion of history. My process is one of exposure, revelation and digging to the depths to look through and underneath what has been contrived, invented or erased in order to preserve the cultural fantasies that structure our engagement with our world.