About the Artist
HJQ is an abstract expressionist who works with corroded metal, sand, and found objects. At the heart of the work are discarded things, scattered evidence that is a testimony to what was. Her artwork shares an affinity with the Art Brut and Arte Povera veins of abstract expressionism. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at UC Berkeley, studying Civil Rights History, Jazmin earned a double masters from the London School of Economics and the University of Essex. After being awarded a Human Rights Fellowship with Amnesty International, she taught psychology at Stanford University, co-founding their award-winning Introductory Psychology Program. She went on to become a Resident Fellow and Assistant Dean, and won the Dinkelspiel, Stanford's highest award for excellence in contributions to undergraduate education. She became Artist-in-Residence, where a permanent installation on campus grew into an international human rights exhibition with permanent installations across the globe. Her triptychs create a series of never-ending canvases representing the movements of people in our modern world. She writes and works from her art studio on the ocean in Northern California.