Yasmin Spiro (b. Kingston, Jamaica) is a 2014 transplant to Chicago from New York.
Working in installation, sculpture, film, drawing and mixed media, her work explores issues of cultural identity and socio-economic issues within the framework of urban development and social politics – often through the lens of Caribbean culture.
According to the late art historian Petrine Archer Shaw her work uses, “performative body parts and delicate drawings, tethered with umbilical-cord-like ropes as a way of charting personal journeys between different geographies and urban locations.” Recent work considers the city as organism and the urban environment – integrating personal issues of safety and cultural identity. Spiro’s work has been shown at galleries in the US and Jamaica and she is a founding member of the tART womens collective in NY (F2004). Her work has been covered in Art News, Washington Times, Miami Herald and others. She attended Pratt Institute for BFA and MFA studies.