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
2017 (forthcoming) 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
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
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
2018 Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
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
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.