Luma Jasim is an Iraqi-born artist uses the personal to address the political through mixed media painting, animation, and performance besides other mediums. Her art explores the relationship between violence, politics, gender, and her experience with immigration and the acculturation, which rose from that. She reconstructs her memories, traumas, and thoughts on displacement, belonging, and strangeness.
Jasim’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recently she has completed the MASS MoCA Residency, after receiving the 2017 AAF, American Austrian Foundation/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts.
In 2006, Jasim emigrated from her home country Iraq to Istanbul, Turkey, three years after the invasion of Iraq. In 2008 she moved to the United States as a refugee.
During the last nine years, Luma accomplished a full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School, the Bluewolf Art Scholarship, two solo exhibitions, and around thirty group exhibitions. In 2015, she was a panelist discussing “The Artists Role in Society” at the National Arts Club organized by ATOA (Artists Talk on Art). Her art has been featured in the Vassar Review-Journal, 2016, and Caustic Frolic 2017 Fall Issue, de(enchantment).
Jasim’s education includes MFA Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, The New School in 2017, a BFA in Visual Arts with Painting and Drawing emphasis from Boise State University in 2013, and an MA in Graphic Design from the University of Baghdad, College of Fine Arts. Luma lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.