Luma Jasim is an interdisciplinary Iraqi-born artist. Jasim emigrated from her home country to the United States in 2008. During the last nine years, Luma accomplished a full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School and get her second masters degree in Fine Arts in 2017, a second Bachelor of Fine Arts emphasize on Painting and drawing from Boise State University in 2013. Her previous education includes an MA and a BA, from Baghdad University in Graphic design. Luma is one of the four winners of The 2017 AAF American Austrian Foundation/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts. In 2015 was invited by ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) to be part of a panel to discuss “The Artists Role in Society.”
Jasim’s art deals with war, violence and her experience with immigration and the acculturation, which rose from that. In her performances, she uses the personal to address the political and activate the viewer’s curiosity. Luma often reconstructs her memories, traumas, and thoughts on displacement, belonging, and strangeness in various mediums including writing, painting, performance, video and animation to name a few.
Her work has been shown and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Currently, Luma lives and works between Boise, Idaho and Brooklyn, NY.