Yasmine Iskander is a 21-year-old intuitive abstract artist. She works primarily with acrylics on canvas and on paper.
Her work is passionate and direct. It captures the vibrancy of life and acts as a fundamental way for her to express her journey as a person with developmental challenges and a complex medical history.
Yasmine has received painting instruction and mentoring at the Institute for the Arts (Fairfax County Public Schools), The Community Mentoring Program sponsored by the Arlington Artist Alliance, McLean Project for the Arts and the Art League (Torpedo Factory). She has also worked privately with recognized local artists.
Yasmine has exhibited in Virginia at The Torpedo Factory and Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, Children’s National Medical Center in DC, the Underground Gallery in Crystal City, ArtSpace in Falls Church, the Arlington County Board in Arlington, the State of Virginia General Assembly Building and the SunTrust Bank Art Gallery in Richmond. Her piece “Volcano” got a Curator’s Award in the Del Ray Artisans’ March Melee (2016). In 2018, Yasmine got an Artistic Achievement Award from the Community Artists Mentoring Program of the Arlington Artists Alliance.
Most recently, she won the Second Prize in the Kennedy Center 2018-2019 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program (a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists living with disabilities). As winner of this curated competition, her piece “Dragon” is currently part of an exhibition entitled Detour which opened in Washington (Rayburn House in Capitol Hill) and will be touring the country for up to two years.