Artist Bio ‐ Jasmine Horton
Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Rangi, Te Ati Awa ki Taranaki
Born in Palmerston North and raised in and around the Manawatu in Fielding, Taihape and Ohakune until moving to Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty at 10 years old. Jasmine has called many places in New Zealand her home and now resides with her twelve year old son in Whangarei where she has been for the past 16 years.
Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts – Visual from NorthTec in 2006 and spent the following six years working in the Graphic Design industry while designing jewellery in her spare time. In 2013 Jasmine became the manager of the community owned fne art print studio Te Kowhai Print Trust. In 2018 Jasmine became the full-time Graphic Designer at Kaipara District Council where she still works today.
Jasmine’s work is very much inﬂuenced by her graphic design and jewellery background and tends to deal with the concepts of home, whakapapa, ukaipo, the whenua and our environment. Of fnding our place in our own world and the spiritual connectedness we can feel with certain landmarks, how they aﬀect our wairua and our cultural identity.