Jasmine Tuia is an artist based in Tamaki Makaurau. She examines concepts of Pacific storytelling and indigenous Samoan narratives through photography, moving images, and tapa (siapo) making. Jasmine is of Samoan descent (Matautu Lefaga, Falefa, Anoama’a and Malifa, Apia) and is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate at the Elam School of Fine Arts.
Jasmine’s practice is influenced by places, people, and water talanoa (conversation) of Matautu Lefaga, Samoa. She explores the re-representation and reclamation of Pacific identities with tapa and digital mediums, reinforcing the importance of collaborative practices, Moana voices, and contemporary Samoan realities.