Jasmine Delgado

Jasmine Delgado, CSU Channel Islands

SFV Fabrication #4 from Mapping Los Angeles series, 2017
graphic quilt: screen print, fabric, and embroidery
27x66"

Time to Buy from Mapping Los Angeles series, 2018
graphic quilt: screen print, fabric, and embroidery
36x48"

La Bendicion from Mapping Los Angeles series, 2019
graphic quilt: screen print, fabric, and embroidery
48x52"

Jasmine Delgado explores the complex metropolis of Los Angeles in her work, capturing its varied, sub-urban character and ever-changing landscape with ink, paper, fabric, needle, and thread. As Delgado says, “Looking at the world through the lens of a printmaker, I notice how cities are layered spaces where multiple elements interact with one another. The flexibility of the printmaking medium allows me to combine hand-carved relief prints, screen printed photo-based stencils, collage, and traditional quilting techniques to create multi-layered landscapes.” The mismatched signage, crowded window displays, busy sidewalks and power lines of Delgado’s graphic quilts reflect her upbringing in the San Fernando Valley and an urge to record what is still there. Her work also frequently includes landscape elements such as non-native palm trees that, for Delgado, are symbolic of the transplanted populations of the city claiming home in a place where they might not have originated from, but in which they are now deeply embedded.