Jasmin was born in Baltimore and developed a passion for fine arts at a young age. She went on to attend George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, in Towson,MD, where she studied drawing and painting. Here she developed a traditional style of painting and developed a passion for creating portraits. In 2007 she won a Gold Key/ Regional Award in the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition for an oil painting. Manning was recently selected among various artists to showcase her artwork at Baltimore's historical African American festival, AFRAM, during the summer of 2018. Jasmin was also selected in 2018 to display her work during Art Basel Weekend in Miami , FL at MUCE 305's Ode to Hip Hop Group Art Exhibition. Her work is currently on view at Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Baltimore,MD. Manning's Solo exhibition 'Black Figures', A collection of Paintings and drawings of black icons, is also currently on view at the historical Arena Player's, Inc in Baltimore, Md.
After graduating in 2008, she attended Frostburg State University where she studied graphic design. Jasmin eventually transferred to Towson University in 2009 and went on to graduate in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design.
As an artist, Jasmin has always been interested in portraiture and fascinated with capturing realism through her fine art. These detailed works consist of different topics including politics, culture, music, and social issues. She hopes to convey the emotion of the subject while evoking the same feeling upon the viewer. Through her paintings, she explores unique ways to express what she is feeling at the moment whether it was through a realistic painting or an abstract painting. She hopes to use her art and creative talents to inspire others.
Manning's work has also garnered the attention of actors such as comedian Martin Lawrence and actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson of the hit HBO TV show "The Wire."
Jasmin previously worked as the lead the graphic designer at Vape Dojo in Baltimore, Maryland, where her primary responsibility was working with the marketing team to establish brand identity through the creation of marketing materials, label designs, promotional campaigns and iconic logos.
She is currently an artist and designer. She has also launched a limited run of "Queen" and "King" shirts based on her drawing "Lost Queen" and "Lost King" which promote black excellence and self awareness. Shirts can be purchased and pre-ordered online at jasminmanning.bigcartel.com.
Photo By: Joshua Mason, @hausofkingz