MFA22 Thesis Exhibitions: Jasmine Canaviri
these words don’t belong to me: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jasmine Canaviri
MFA Thesis Exhibitions
School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) presents thesis work by MFA candidates from the Graduate Program in Visual Arts. Artists include Abraham Oghobase, Jasmine Canaviri, Andrew Harding, Catherine Hois, Michelle Peraza, Shawn Grey, Jessie Kitchen and Lisa Cristinzo.
Jasmine Canaviri, artist
Special Projects Gallery
April 4 – 8, 2022
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm (Mon-Fri)
these words don’t belong to me explores personal trauma and healing through text-based and narrative artwork. Using her own experiences, I impose my words on the walls, windows, and floors of Special Projects Gallery using rugs and card stock paper. With my use of first (I) and second-person (u) pronouns, I take fragments from my journals and self-sent text messages to present an incomplete self-history or memoir. The focus of this exhibition is on the self, but expanded outwards as I acknowledge the memories and people involved in my lived experience – which now includes the viewer as everything within this exhibition is meant to be touched, rearranged, and explored further – implicating the viewer in my story while allowing them to leave traces of their own.