Yasmine was born and raised in Chicago to Yemeni immigrant parents, a middle sibling of eight children. After stints in New Mexico, Oregon, Argentina, and Germany, she now lives and works in Los Angeles. Primarily a self-taught artist, her work focuses on street life and the urban environment. For years her practice consisted solely of oil painting and drawing. It has gradually broadened to include photography as a means to more immediately document the continuously changing city landscapes.