Jahnne Pasco-White

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.

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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

Solo exhibitions
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

Group exhibitions
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.