Hello! My name is Jasmin Pannu and I’m an artist from Toronto, Canada.
You should know though, “artist” is a title I’ve been claiming since childhood. After all, how else would I have classified my early feats such as colouring my finger nails with marker?
In hindsight, whether or not the title was earned back then is debatable. But, since then I’ve continuously challenged myself with the task of creating more and creating better.
In a non-linear series of events, I’ve specialized as a destination wedding henna artist, I’ve taught art at the Living Arts Center, I’ve won three grants to fund my artistic endeavours, I’ve sold custom hand-painted shoes internationally, I’ve created two installation for the Royal Ontario Museum, I’ve been commissioned to paint 600+ sq ft of murals for the popular experiential pop up, Happy Place Toronto.
With that said, here’s a real photo of my path as an artist.
These cumulative experiences with art and experimentation have led me to create my current bodies of art. I’m a multi-disciplinary artist because creativity breeds creativity. Ideas, concepts, elements of design transfer from one form of an art to another.
Another common connector of my works in murals, custom paintings and illustrations and body art is the philosophy behind each piece. The glyphs that precede my signature refer to a process- to challenge, to create, to transform. This ideology guides me, personally, as much as it does my art.
While "Jasmin, Artist" makes for an easy introduction, it’s incomplete. I believe that we’re all multi-faceted, strange creatures that are well beyond a one-worder.
Over the years, I've decided to add a few more words to my world. Professionally, I'm an Artist, but I also spend a lot of my time reading, writing and learning.
All of this to say, my art is a reflection and a direct by-product of my lens on life, one that’s sculpted by all of these things that I identify with. So, if I’ve offered even the slightest of a glimpse into that, I’m happy to have shared.
After all, if our paths happen to converge or if you buy my art you’ll now have a more intimate understanding of the compilation of events, narratives and time that have led to the making of your artwork.
Thanks for reading,
Pictured above, Jasmin Pannu working on her illustration series in her home art studio in the Greater Toronto Area.
Jasmin Pannu Artist Features, Interviews and Media
Jasmin Pannu’s work has been featured by art media agencies, creative companies and press publications. Below are links to a few articles and videos in which Jasmin speaks about topics related to her career as an Artist.
In this interview with Toronto-based creative agency, SPICYWTR, Jasmin chats about her Wildlife Collection and its connection to her own journey of spirituality. Read it here.
In this video with the popular temporary body-art company, Inkbox, Jasmin explains the difference in uses and application between Henna and Inkbox while drawing on her experience using both. Watch it here.
In this video with Revive Films, Jasmin tells her story as an Artist and entrepreneur as part of their ‘Featured’ series- a collection of films featuring Canadian talent. Watch it here.
In this article from Inkbox, Jasmin is among a group of talented pro artists who offer their tips and tricks to make the perfect piece of temporary body art. Read it here.
In this Visual Arts Brampton page, Jasmin’s past exhibition of the Wildlife Collection is covered in a short summary. Read it here.
In this article, Jasmin is interviewed by Humble Beginnings Entrepreneur Magazine in which she talks about her journey as a career artist. Read it here.
In the article from Stone Pacific Magazine, Jasmin’s artwork series, the Wildlife Collection, is featured. Read it here.
In this article, Jasmin speaks with Brown Girl Mag about her mural artworks for Happy Place Toronto, as well as her exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum. Read it here.
In this podcast with Design Your Thinking, Jasmin tells her story about establishing a career in the arts and the marketing portion of entrepreneurship. Listen here.
Press and Media Coverage, Jasmin Pannu
Jasmin’s work has gained nation-wide media coverage after completing a string of high-profile art projects and exhibitions. Here are a few,
In this interview with the Brampton Guardian, Jasmin chats about her series of commissioned murals at Happy Place. Read it here.
In this live interview on Breakfast Television, Jasmin chats with Stella from City News about her Maple Leafs mural. Watch it here.
In this article, Jasmin talks with CBC Arts about her contribution to the immersive arts trend and hand painting murals. Read it here.
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