Jasmine Alleger is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of Art & Design in 2013. She has participated in an international artist residency at the Burren College of Art in County Clair, Ireland, and worked for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and The Sol LeWitt Estate. Her work has been featured in numerous venues including exhibitions at Site: Brooklyn in Brooklyn NY, The Blue Line Gallery in Sacramento CA ,and BSquare Gallery in Philadelphia PA. In 2017, she was awarded a solo exhibition and honorarium at North Charleston City Hall from the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Her work in included in the corporate collection at Capitol One, Wilmington, DE. She is currently a full member of 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia
For years my work has focused on representing acute details of my everyday life. Past work combines collaged found materials with painted imagery, collected or photographed within the course of my daily routines. In a sense I was creating personal journals of particularly mundane aspects of my life. With an interest in elevating the banal and celebrating routine, several bodies of work formed.
With increased opportunity to travel I have begun creating “Wanderlust” projects. Using the sensibilities learned from representing my life I have begun to document the peculiarities of daily life in other countries. I hope for my deep feeling of wanderlust to manifest as a celebration of the diversity of the collective mundane.
In Wanderlust: From Prague to Belgrade I have used ephemeral material I gathered while traveling. Materials include cigarette packaging, magazines, art gallery brochures, news papers etc. The collages are coated in a heavy layer of acrylic gel medium, to create distance between layers. The top layer are paintings of graffiti, rendered from photographic reference, that I took during my travels.