Yasmine Diaz was born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of Yafa in southern Yemen. Her work navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various mixed media on paper. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, Pieter Space L.A., the Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Main Museum in L.A., and in the collections of the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Her installation Exit Strategies, completed as artist in residence at the Women's Center for Creative Work, was recommended by the LA Times, Artillery Magazine, Feminist Magazine, Curate LA, and For Your Art.
She lives and works in Los Angeles.