Yasmin Youssef is a visual artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her mixed media collage, NFTs, and cyanotype work are influenced by her multicultural heritage as well as her professional careers as a Middle Eastern dancer and User Experience designer. While designing enterprise-level software for the tech industry, Yasmin was also performing nationally and internationally with Thievery Corporation, Govinda, and as a member of the dance collective she co-founded. Yasmin’s artistic pursuits expanded into visual art as a natural way to gather and present ethereal & moving experiences.
In her mixed media works, inspired by lifespans of beauty and decay in the Natural World, Yasmin reveals deep layers and rich texture by building up and scraping back materials such as vintage collage ephemera, plaster, acrylics, gold leaf, and mark-making. Her work reveals rich color palettes, elements from the Natural World, and moods of introspection, connection, and internal strength.
This will be Yasmin’s second time teaching at Lucky Star Art Camp and she is excited to share her techniques for creating mixed-media collage portraits as well as mini travel journals.