Oregon-based artist Yasmina Nysten was born in Helsinki in 1988 and has lived in Finland, France, Lebanon, New York and Philadelphia. She studied Fine Arts at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Art (ALBA) and Digital Animation at New York’s Pratt Institute. She works in a variety of fields including drawing, painting, illustration, and installation. Her colourful acrylic paintings are often composed of distorted figures or absurdist gestures that disrupt an otherwise familiar scene. Her solo show “Live @ the Crying Room” in Brooklyn, New York in 2019 consisted of large-scale figurative paintings depicting semi-surrealistic urban scenes. She has exhibited widely in Lebanon, and internationally at galleries such as Ayyam Gallery Dubai’s young collectors auction (2013 to 2015), group shows at Astoria Visual Arts (AVA) in Astoria Oregon, “Scope art fair”, Miami 2022 at Mark Hachem Gallery. In 2022, she started a painting partnership with a local Oregonian artist. The duo goes by the name: die Famous. They often travel to Miami to paint largescale murals in Wynwood for Art Basel.