Trina is a photographic installation artist, striving to find truth in the photograph. Drawing from personal experiences, she explores her place in the greater American narrative by repurposing familiar materials and images from the past as a way to connect to the present. By sharing her vulnerability, she hopes to create a dialogue with the audience on the importance of openness and honesty in our collective desire to connect to one another. She is a self described "intellectual bimbo".

 

Education:
2021 (expected, duh) MFA in Visual Studies, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2013 BA in Photography, California State University Sacramento

 

Grants/Awards:
2020 MFA Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN​
2019 MCAD Trustees Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Beacon: Sacramento Reproduction Week, Featured Artist, Sacramento, CA
 

Solo Exhibitions:

2020 FANS ONLY!11!, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Suitcase Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2020 Decathexis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2020 2020 Quarantine: 100 Days of Space, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN​

 

Group Exhibitions:
2020 Fall Show 2020, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN​
2020 Untitled 16, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2020 The Body Embodied, Gallery 148, Minneapolis, MN
2019 Break Every Rule, Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Girls Night Out, Broad Room, Sacramento, CA

2018 the aZn room, the aZn room, Sacramento, CA
2018 Sac Open Studios Exhibition, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
2017 Nasty Women Sacramento, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
2017 Beacon: Sacramento Reproduction Week, Sacramento CA
2012 CSUS Spring Show, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

2012 Generalizasian, The Raymond Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Lectures/Talks:

2020 Keeping Us Conformed: A Brief History on The Punk Zine, SECAC, Richmond, VA
2020 2020 Quarantine: 100 Days of Space, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN​
2020 The Body Embodied, Gallery 148, Minneapolis, MN

Print Media:
2020 The Globs, The Weird and Wonderful World of The Globs, album cover photograph and insert
2015 Shark Sandwich, Self Titled, album cover photograph
2015 Shoujo Kitten, Self Titled, album cover collage
2013 Rad, Self Titled, album cover photograph,
2012 David Kulczyk, California Fruits, Flakes & Nuts: True Tales of California Crazies, Crackpots and Creeps, author portrait

Zines:

2020 Do It Yourself/Hang In There Baby
2019 Let's Go On a Date!
2019 Chimps'n'shit

2018 The Jerk Off
2018 Hire Me, You Mother Fucker

Press:

2020 Interview, SOTA: State of The Arts, podcast
2018 Interview, Insight with Beth Ruyak, Capitol Public Radio, Sacramento, CA
2018 Instagram Takeover, @vergeart, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

 

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image based concept, installation, and immersive art

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