Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting



Drawing and Painting

“My current body of figurative and abstract work serves as a vehicle for accessing ancestral memories, and my dreams which yield growth, structure and forward movement. I apply African and Western methodologies to articulate my hybridized cultural identity through an intuitive process of visualization. I explore sensuality, spirituality, relaxation, and art history, tapping into my intellectual and emotional faculties to communicate my lived experiences. The artists that influenced this series are, Laetitia Ky, Mickalene Thomas, Akiko Jackson, Lynette Yiadom Boakye and Frida Kahlo.”

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Born in Ghana, Jasmin-Nicole Amoako is a Canadian emerging visual artist. Amoako is a graduate of OCADU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Drawing and Painting program. Her practice focuses on a contemporary representation of the lives of Black women. She explores themes of spirituality, wellness, and sensuality to create new personal narratives. Amoako’s artwork critiques Western beauty standards to destabilize the notion of ‘otherness’. She engages with portraiture, abstract art, and sacred African braiding practices to connect the human body to the natural environment.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2021

Drawing Painting Mixed Media Figurative Art Abstract Art Portraiture

2021, My Self
Kunstmatrix, OCADU
2020, Parkdale Art Window Project, Toronto Public Library, Gallery 1313
Toronto, ON
2019, Dreamscapes
D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
2018, Vibe Arts Festival: Artistry en Motion
Ontario place, Toronto, ON
2018, The Second Movement Nuit Blanche
D’Arcy’s Symposium, Toronto, ON
2017, Expressions 42: Spin, Twist, Shift
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2016, Expressions 41: Our Place in the World
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2014, HeART beat Juried Art Show
Ajax Public Library, Ajax, ON