This ceramic depicts two female figures whose interaction is unclear; the scene borders on a violent confrontation. The artist frequently combines elements of drawing into her ceramics and uses only white glaze. Little makes most of her ceramics using clay from sources near her studio. The marks the artist carves on the surface are dictated by the clay itself. The result is a composition that suggest elements of Greek mythology, as well as religious fables and modern dilemmas—while remaining ambiguous, opening space for the viewer to interpret the exact narrative.
Jasmine Little’s ceramic sculptures take a variety of forms, drawing influence from both utilitarian and decorative pottery. The artist incorporates iconography into her work from a range of sources, including Renaissance painting, Japanese woodblock prints and both Greek black-figure and red-figure pottery. The carvings Little inscribes on the surfaces of her works are dictated by the material itself—which is frequently clay sourced from a location close to where the artist is working.
Jasmine Little, born in 1984, received a Bachelor's degree in art from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in 2007. While studying at UCLA, the artist studied closely with Roger Herman, whose work has had a profound impact on her own.
Solo exhibitions of Little’s work have taken place at: Night Gallery in Los Angeles, California; Marianne Boesky Gallery in Aspen, Colorado; and Nina Johnson in Miami, FL. The artist’s work was included in the survey exhibition Clay Pop at Deitch projects in New York City in 2021.
Little’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archive of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia.
Little lives and works between Los Angeles, California and Alamosa, Colorado.
This ceramic work depicts two female figures whose interaction is unclear; the scene borders on a violent confrontation. The artist frequently combines elements of drawing into her ceramics and uses only white glaze—making most of her work with clay from sources near her studio.More