Photo by Fernando Payano

Jasmine Jones is a photographer, filmmaker, curator, and publisher from Hartford, Connecticut. She is the founder and publisher of Aislin Magazine and the Creative Coordinator for SPIN Magazine.

Her work documents daily life, overlooked moments, and ignored communities. Her goal is to showcase those who should be seen and heard and to use her art as an outlet for them to tell their own stories. Jasmine’s journey as a photographer began at a young age while exploring different art forms. Photography provided a dual purpose, allowing her to create art while documenting and archiving her life and the lives of those around her.

While studying photography and video at UConn, Jasmine continued to create work for herself. Her short documentary film on a fellow art student landed her a job with UConn’s Enrichment Programs to shoot and edit video portraits of OUR IDEA Grant recipients. Jasmine’s first solo exhibition in 2016 showcased Voices: Volume 1, Ballroom, her first funded short documentary film. Voices highlighted those from NYC’s Ballroom scene and explored its history, the appropriation of Ballroom, and whether or not sacred cultures should be shared on a mass level.

Today, she continues to create art for herself, work for SPIN, take on commissioned projects, and run/publish Aislin, an arts & culture magazine focused on emerging and underground artists.


2020, Capella UniversityM.S. Ed., English Language Learning and Teaching | Minneapolis, MN
2017, University of ConnecticutBFA Photography + Video | Storrs, CT
2015, ISI FlorenceStudy Abroad Studio Arts | Florence, Italy

Grants + Awards

2024, Emerging Creative, CT Office of the Arts | Hartford, CT
2023, Artist Fellowship Program, CT Office of the Arts | Hartford, CT
2023, Capacity Building Grant Program, MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists | North Adams, MA
2023, Artists of Color Accelerate Fellowship, The 224 EcoSpace | Hartford, CT
2022, Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration FellowshipCT Office of the Arts | Hartford, CT
2021, Independent Artists FundFree Center | Hartford, CT
2021, Back in Business GrantGreater Hartford Arts Council | Hartford, CT
2017, BFA Exhibition Faculty Award, Uconn Art + Art History Department | Storrs, CT
2017, Student Choice AwardUconn Art + Art History Department | Storrs, CT
2016, Charles and Pasqua Alaimo Scholarship, Uconn Art + Art History Department | Storrs, CT
2014, OUR IDEA Grant, Office of Undergraduate Research | Storrs, CT

Selected Exhibitions + Shows

2016, Voices, Volume 1: Ballroom, VAIS Gallery | Storrs, CT

April 25, 2024, AISLIN LIVE, The Russell | Hartford CT
July 9, 2022, Aislin Magazine's Secret Garden Party, Free Center | Hartford CT

2023, Interpretations of Black Excellence, The 224 EcoSpace | Hartford CT
2022, Picturing the Pandemic, Hartford Public Library Downtown Branch | Hartford, CT
2020, PERSPECTIVES OF A PANDEMIC, The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE | Manchester, CT
2020, #ThePeople, Artspace | Hartford, CT
2020, PERSPECTIVES: We Are All Different, We Are All One, HPATV | Hartford, CT
2019, PERSPECTIVES: We Are All Different, We Are All One, The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE | Manchester, CT
2019, Open Studio Hartford, Colt Gateway | Hartford, CT
2019, PRIDE Community Arts Exhibit & Arts Series, Free Center | Hartford, CT
2018, Ekphrasis: Poetry, Music & Dance Inspired by Visual Art, Artspace | Hartford, CT
2018, no walls, Wherehouse | Hartford, CT
2018, Open Studio Hartford, Colt Gateway | Hartford, CT
2017, Borderlands 2017 – Inequality: Transmutations and Contestations, Student Union | Storrs, CT
2017, BFA Exhibition, ArtSpace Windham | Willimantic, CT
2017, Spring 2017 Student Art Exhibition, Wilbur Cross | Storrs, CT
2016, Art Clash 2016: Breaking Down Walls, Building Bridges, Palazzo Vecchio | Florence, Italy
2016, MFA 2018 Auction, Uconn School of Fine Arts | Storrs, CT
2016, Make Your Mark, Uconn School of Fine Arts | Storrs, CT
2016, Scholarship Show, Arena Gallery | Storrs, CT
2016, Study Abroad Art + Photography Show, Palazzo Bargagli | Florence, Italy

Selected Press

2021, The Buttonwood TreeArtist Spotlight: Jasmine Jones
2020, Format Magazine30 Amazing Women in Photography to Follow
2020, CT PostArtists say hashtags aren’t enough in fight for social justice
2020, Format Magazine16 Amazing Street Photography Portfolio Website Examples

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