Jahnne Pasco-White

Jahnne Pasco-White takes an intuitive, gestural and sculptural approach to her paintings. She incorporates a variety of media including found materials and heavy, traditionally sculptural materials such as plaster, resin and wax into her work. These are applied to more delicate supports such as linen, plastic and paper to create works with dynamic, highly textured surfaces that vacillate between flat and sculptural. Her approach to the manipulation of her gathered materials aims to both harness their properties and highlight their material differences, as well as to layer and obscure her mark-making.

Jahnne has held solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Melbourne; Artspace, Auckland; 910 Lofts, New York; and Testing Grounds, Bus Projects, Rearview, Long Division Gallery, C3, Counihan Gallery, Seventh and Brunswick Lake in Melbourne. She has participated in group exhibitions in New York at Pulse Art Fair and Honey Space Gallery; in Leipzig at Westpol A.I.R. Space and LIA, Spinnerei; in Melbourne at Slopes and Brunswick Sculpture Centre; and at Artspace Auckland.
Jahnne has completed residencies at: LIA, Leipzig; Artspace, Auckland; Nes Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland; Testing Grounds, Melbourne and Rome Art Program, Rome. In 2018 she will undertake a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, as recipient of an Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship. Jahnne is co-founder of Brunswick Lake, an independent project space in Melbourne, has a BFA (Drawing) from RMIT (2010) and First Class Honours (2015) from VCA.

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
2009  Certificate VI Design, Brighton Bay, Art, Design and Photography

Solo exhibitions
2017  (forthcoming) Daine Singer at Spring 1883, Sydney
2016  Dynamic Footwork, Daine Singer, Melbourne
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
2017  What's Happening Here? Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
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
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

2018  Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2016  Leipzig International Art Programme, Germany
 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
  Rome Art Program, Rome, Italy

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 >>
  '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
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.