Jahnne Pasco-White’s expanded painting practice considers the intersections between temporality and materiality. Her work is characterised by the labouring of delicate supports. Specifically, she is interested in the layers of authorship that are variously evidenced and concealed by the artist’s mark-making, as well as their continual processes of decay and renewal.
Jahnne’s has held solo exhibitions in: New York, (910 Lofts); Sydney (Daine Singer at Spring 1883); Auckland (Artspace); and Melbourne (Daine Singer, Testing Grounds, Bus Projects, Rearview, Long Division Gallery, C3, Counihan Gallery, Seventh, Brunswick Lake). She has participated in group shows in: New York (Pulse Art Fair, Honey Space Gallery); Leipzig, Germany (Westpol A.I.R. Space, LIA, Spinnerei); Auckland (Artspace); and in Melbourne (The Honeymoon Suite, Assembly Point, Town Hall Gallery, Incinerator Gallery, Slopes, Brunswick Sculpture Centre).
Jahnne is a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. She was the 2018 recipient of the Australia Council Marten Bequest for Painting and has been awarded a 2019 scholarship at the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Moya Dyring Memorial Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She has completed residencies in Germany, Italy, Iceland, New Zealand, and Australia, including at LIA in Leipzig, the Rome Art Program, and the Icelandic Nes Artist Residency. She holds a BFA in Drawing from RMIT University (2010) and First Class Honours (2015) from the Victorian College of the Arts. Jahnne currently lives and works on Wurundjeri land, in Australia.
Jahnne Pasco-White (born 1987 Melbourne, lives Melbourne)
2015 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (First Class), Victorian College of the Arts
2010 Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
2007 Certificate VI Design, Brighton Bay, Art, Design and Photography
2019 messmates, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2017 Brine Pool, Daine Singer at Spring 1883, Sydney
2016 Dynamic Footwork, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2015 You ate the full colour photo of plums, Long Division Gallery, Collingwood
2015 oil wax cotton, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2015 Blue Plastic, Zeppellin Projects, Melbourne
2015 Orange Plastic, Weinman-Scida Project Space, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2015 Practicing Various Alterations, Testing Grounds, an Arts Victoria initiative, coordinated by These are The Projects we do together, Melbourne
2014 Double Bed Sheet, Brunswick Lake, Melbourne
2014 A surface to cut paper on, other than the floor, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2014 Negotiating existing surroundings, Bus Projects, Melbourne
2013 A place to assemble, Nes Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland
2013 Ways of Operating, Rearview, Melbourne
2012 Locating possible trajectories, 910 Lofts, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Movements we make all the time, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne
2010 Sweep softly around the edges, C3 Contemporary Art space, Melbourne
2010 Cyclical extrapolation, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Gertrude Studios, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Tutti Frutti Biennial, Sikås Art Centre, Sweden
2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Sedimente: LIA Collection 10-year Anniversary Exhibition, Werkshau-Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Spring 1883, Daine Singer at Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Winter Blues, Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Winter Sun, Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Falling Blue, Long Division Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Smoke Screens, Lon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Closing Exhibition, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2017 9 x 5 NOW: 150-year Anniversary Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2017 What's Happening Here? Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
2017 Paraphrase, Assembly Point, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Braided Field, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Invited, Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany
2016 Loose Ends, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne
2016 The Hunch, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Painting Matter, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2016 Fake it til you make it, curated by David Borgmann, Westpol A.I.R. Space, Leipzig, Germany
2016 Patterns Beyond the Obvious, LIA, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2015 Brunswick Sculpture Centre Inaugural Exhibition, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne
2015 ; Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Melbourne
2014 4x10: performance with Arini Byng, Slopes, Melbourne
2014 Making Do, with Xin Cheng Chris and Burnstene, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2014 Das Boot, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Chimney Piece, with Jen Reimer and Max Stein (Canada), Summer We Go Public Program, Iceland
2012 Knowing Me, Knowing You, with inner course, Pulse Art Fair, Chelsea, New York.
2011 Panties for Diamonds, curated by Thomas Beale, Honey Space, Chelsea, New York
2011 Movements we make all the time, with Isadora Vaughan, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne
2010 Drawing Twenty Ten, RMIT, Melbourne
2019 Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2018 Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist, Melbourne
2016 Leipzig International Art Programme, Germany
2015 Testing Grounds, an Arts Victoria initiative, coordinated by These are The Projects we do together, Melbourne
2014 Artspace Studio Exhibition Residency, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2010 Rome Art Program, Rome, Italy
Awards and Grants
2019 Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Moya Dyring Memorial Studio Scholarship
2018 The Marten Bequest Fellowship for Painting, Australia Council for the Arts
2015 Project Grant, Creative Victoria
2014 Artists’ Grant, National Association for the Visual Arts Australia
2013 Cultural Exchange Fellowship, Arts Victoria
2010 Travel Grant, RMIT University
2019 Helen Johnson, messmates, catalogue essay, Daine Singer, 2019 >>
2018 Maia Nichols, ‘Introduction: Cancelled’, Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, Is.3, 2018.
2018 Jahnne Pasco-White, ‘To accrete a surface’, Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, Is.3, 2018.
2017 Brigid Hansen, ‘Catalogue Essay’, What’s happening here?at Town Hall Gallery, March 2017.
2016 Lucie Scandale and Fiona Vilmer, ‘#35 Jahnne Pasco-White’, Art Is: Vol.1, Scandale Project, 2016, pp.74-5.
2016 Boe-Lin Bastin, ‘Catalogue Essay’, The Hunchat Incinerator Gallery, August 2016.
2016 Natalie Salvano, ‘Materials for masterpieces’, Leaders Newspapers Melbourne, July 21, 2016.
2016 Richard Watts and Tai Snaith, ‘Smart Arts’, RRR Radio, April 7, 2016.
2016 Jessie French, 'Worth their weight in gold: young Australian artists to invest in right now' i-D
2016 Sabina McKenna, 'Art Girls: Dynamic Footwork', Ladies of Leisure >>
2016 Scandale Project >>
2015 'The peaches you were probably saving for breakfast', Hotel Hotel blog, June 3.
2015 'Abstract Art', Est Magazine, June 2015
2014 Making Do, with Xin Cheng and Chris Burnstene, Artspace, Auckland
2014 A surface to cut paperon, other than the floor, (ex. cat.) Artspace, Auckland
2013 Amy Tavern, Guest Star Friday, Nes Artist Residency, May 31.
2013 People Worth Knowing, Jahnne Pasco-White >>
2010 Greg Creek, Drawing Twenty Ten, (ex. cat.), RMIT, pp. 66–70.