Yasmine Kasem

Resident Teaching Artist

Yasmine is an American-Egyptian Muslim sculptor creating works that focus on the perception of identity in a transcultural atmosphere, reflections of personal history, and remarks on social stigma. “My current practice is focused on navigating the delicacy of material and its ability to communicate tension and struggle under stress. Pushing a substance to its limit before its breaking point, freezing the moment before a collapse.” Her art and teaching center around telling stories from her life and helping others tell theirs. She has taught at Futures Academy and Lux Art Institute in addition to her work at ArtReach. Yasmine holds a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego. You can learn more about her and her work here: yasminekkasem.com