Jasmine Canaviri is one of the current Resident Artists participating in the City of Mississauga’s Resident Artist Program at the Living Arts Centre.
Jasmine Canaviri is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice engages with the love and labour that goes into textiles, ceramics, and the handmade as a way of self-healing. She’s inspired by those around her, both objects and people, alongside her lived experience and trauma.
Canaviri recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts at York University. While there, she was a recipient of a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council (SSHRC-M). As of 2023, she is a recipient of an OAC Craft Projects grant to fund her current work, Enmeshment: as we become one, we live separate lives (nosotras somos una) which explores textile experimentation, trauma, and her mixed identity.
“My practice is about text in all its meanings – “text” as words; “text” as text-iles; “text” as a material to play with and manipulate. My focus is on trauma, identity, fragmented memories, and now, self-healing. Playing with colour (to see and feel visual excitement; to feel vibrancy) and tactility (the ability to touch; to hold) is my way of healing and staying connected to the present.” – Jasmine Canaviri