Jasmine Begeske received her MFA in photography and related media from Purdue University and her BFA from Indiana University concentrating in Photography with a minor in Art History. She has a MS in Education and formerly served as a public school teacher. She is licensed to teach kindergarten through the 12th grade in Special Education: Mild Interventions and Visual Arts. She recently finished a limited-term contract as the Visual Arts Education program coordinator and a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Education at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana. She has also taught at Ivy Tech State College and Purdue University.

She has a multidisciplinary background, which includes experience teaching a wide variety of courses. She has taught numerous courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her expertise has led her to teach courses as diverse as “Education of the Socially & Emotionally Disturbed” to “Basic Drawing.”

She is a recent recipient of an Individual Artists Grant in Visual Arts awarded by the Indiana Arts Commission. This award allowed her to start a new body of work and attend an artist workshop taught by Holly Roberts at Penland School of Crafts in August 2012.

Her work has manifested itself through a wide range of forms - installation, collaboration, curatorial, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, sculptural works or any combination of these. Over the years she has expanded her skill set to include whatever is needed for a concept to become fully realized. When she isn't making something, she can be found digging in the dirt of her organic garden, riding a tandem bicycle with her husband, or attempting to train her two terriers to dance.

picture of jasmine begeske with a rock in place of her eye