Yasmina Chavez

Yasmina Chavez is a first generation Mexican-American, born in California, raised in northern Nevada, who now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a documentary artist who is inspired by candid people, geopsychological places, paradoxical circumstances, and sublime spaces. Her work consists of modular narrative multi-channel video and sculptural installations, sound art, performance works, and photography.  In 2011, she co-founded 5th Wall Gallery in Las Vegas. She’s had three solo shows and has exhibited in group shows throughout Las Vegas including the 2012 and 2014 artist driven London Biennale, 2013 and 2014 Life Is Beautiful Festival, 2012 short film festival Spring Flicks, and 2010’s Off The Strip new genres festival. She recently exhibited new work in the group shows Chronodrift at Lumber Room in Portland, Oregon and in Cross-­Cultural Dialogue: Sino-­American Digital Media and Video Exhibit at the Javits Center in New York City. Chavez received her MFA from the School of Art and Design-NYSCC at Alfred University from their Electronic Integrated Arts program and her BFA in photography from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.