Yasmin Youssef is a mixed media artist, dancer, and user experience designer based in Austin, TX. She grew up in a multi-ethnic blended family, which has informed her journey through her creative careers. In her mixed media cyanotypes, Yasmin works with botanical material, collage and ink, to explore themes of memory and life cycles while delving into the often fragile human connection to oneself, community and the Natural World. Her thoughtful use of symbolism, organic and geometric shapes, light and dark, pattern and color create striking moments of visual juxtaposition, movement, and pleasure.
Yasmin’s mixed media collage art uses texture, layers, symbolism, color and mark-making in combination with collage, paint, plaster, faux encaustic, vintage ephemera and gold leaf. Together, these elements elicit a sense of mystery and wonder in the viewer.
In Fall 2021, Yasmin minted her first NFT on the HEN platform. Her collectible series of colorful Hamsas offer protection and abundance in modern times.
Her mixed media and cyanotype art has been shown in group exhibitions around Central Texas, featured in publications such as Tribeza and Almost Real Things, and currently hangs in private collections as well as in Austin’s City Hall. She was named one of Saatchi Art’s “5 Artists Not to Miss” at The Other Art Fair, Dallas 2021.
As a dancer for Thievery Corporation, Yasmin has performed in large festivals, theaters and concert venues including Lollapalooza, ACL, Bonnaroo, Webster Hall, the Greek Theater, the Hollywood Bowl and performances across Europe, Canada and Mexico. As an expert User Experience designer, Yasmin easily designs iphone, tablet, websites and enterprise-level software experiences. She holds several software patents.