Jasmine Hirst is a filmmaker and photographic artist. Her films are in the collection of the New York Film-Makers’ Coop of the New American Cinema Group and have screened to great acclaim at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; London’s The Horse Hospital Gallery; Lincoln Center, New York; and the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Hirst’s footage of Aileen Wuornos on death row has appeared on Reel Crime/Real Story on the Investigation Discovery TV network. Her work was the subject of a lecture presented at Columbia University about leading contemporary American experimental filmmakers. She has exhibited her photographic art internationally, including at the Casa Del Pane in Milan, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery in New York, AMP/Art Market Provincetown, and with Lydia Lunch at Lethal Amounts gallery in L.A. Her work is in many private collections, including Madonna’s, and her images of Lydia Lunch, Penny Arcade, Sandra Bernhard, Nan Goldin, Courtney Love, Vali Myers and Patti Smith have been published in numerous art and music magazines. An exhibition of photographs of the late Chrissy Amphlett was shown at I Touch Myself Project at Blender Gallery, Sydney.
Hirst has made music videos for Lydia Lunch, Andy Shernoff, Retrovirus, Tequila Mockingbird and Chris Rael, The Phantom Family Halo and Church of Betty.
Her solo shows include Black Blood, A Night of Jasmine Hirst’s Photographic Art and Films at the New York Filmmakers’ Coop and It’s Been A Hell Of A Life: A Night of Films by Jasmine Hirst presented at Le Petit Versailles, New York. Her work appeared in Featured Artist: ARI Remix and The Ephemera Interviews, both in Queensland, Australia.
Hirst’s art delves into the darkest recesses of humanity’s most ferocious wounds: abuse, broken hearts, suicide and murder. Her work attempts to make sense of the senselessness and brutality of this world. Jasmine is currently collaborating with Lydia Lunch on wide-ranging film and photographic projects.