Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Jasmina Danowski received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from Bard College in New York. Drawing from memories or associations with places or situations, she starts by dabbing the pigment onto a prepared surface, allowing the medium to respond to the marks she creates: at times a bevy of paint, at others an isolated gestural mark reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy. The colorful compositions then evolve from there, following the inner stories of what a painting conjures and what her mind responds to, very much akin to improvisational jazz. She is a twice recipient of the distinguished Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and has a notable roster of solo and group exhibitions. Her work is widelysought after among private collectors and is included in the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Lauren Rogers Museum in Mississippi.