Jazmina Cininas

Jazmina Cininas is a Melbourne-based artist who lectures in printmaking and artists’ books at RMIT School of Art. For over two decades, Cininas has been charting the various incarnations of the female werewolf as a vehicle for her printmaking practice, completing her PhD research project, ‘The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame: historical and contemporary figurations of the female lycanthrope’ in 2014.

Since completing her MA in 2002, Cininas has exhibited her ongoing Girlie Werewolf Project throughout Australia and the Baltic States, and has also presented papers on printmaking and female werewolves nationally and at international conferences in Philadelphia, Budapest, Oxford, Manchester and Estonia.

Her artwork is in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery and the Alice Springs Art Foundation. Her curatorial projects include Enchanted Forest: New Gothic Storytellers, which toured to significant regional galleries throughout Victoria and NSW between 2008-2009, and founding the RMIT Printmaking Summer Residency in 2004. Residencies include Fremantle Arts Centre, the Art Vault and Tartu Artist in Residence at the Estonian Printing Museum.

While best known for her technically demanding reduction linocuts, recent developments in Cininas’ practice include a series of artists’ books from recycled materials signalling a conscious decision to engage with a more sustainable art practice through the use of recycled materials.

Performance also forms part of her repertoire, as vocalist and lyricist for the printmaking band, the Press Gang.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

In Blog

In the studio with Jazmina Cininas – Artist Feature

Image above: Jazmina Cininas  Blood sisters  2016  reduction linocut with second block  edition 15  69.5 x 56 cm Jazmina Cininas creates elaborate reduction …

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Finalists in the 2020 Libris Awards

Congratulations to our artists Dianne Fogwell, Jazmina Cininas, Martin King & Glenda Orr who have been selected as finalists in …

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Castlemaine Art Museum – Experimental Print Prize 2019

Image: Deborah Williams, Exposed (2019), UV inkjet print on aluminium from photograph taken by the artist, 110 x 146 cm …

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National Works on Paper: Finalists Announced

Image above: David Frazer  The tangled wood (composition I)  2018  etching  80 x 120 cm Congratulations to David Frazer, Winsome Jobling, Martin …

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August Carpenter – Artist Feature

August Carpenter is a Melbourne based artist and printmaker whose work focuses on the climate, and climate-impacted landscape. She utilises …

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John Wolseley Creates an Eight-Page Book

In the following video created by Kids’ Home Publishing, celebrated artist John Wolseley shows us what marvellous fun making an …

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