Trina Merry is a leading bodypainter in the generation that emerged in the wake of influence of Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, and Verushka. She studied with Robert Wilson and Marina Abromovich as a Watermill Center Summer Participant, creating five living bodypaint installations on site. There she absorbed their unique attention to space, silence and stillness and transported these applications in her work to the chaotic neon streets of New York and subsequently, the world. She has also studied with Alex and Allyson Grey intensively on “Visionary Art” and the “Light Body”. She has crafted her own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through her focus on the points of juxtaposition between the organic human form and the phallic hard lines of architecture.
Merry is a World Champion bodypainter (World Bodypaint Festival 2014) who exhibited at the Whitney Museum (MPA: View in Red and 2016-7 Whitney Biennia), Edward Hopper House (“Small Matters of Great Importance”), and recently had a sold out solo exhibition at Con Artist Gallery (“Lust of Currency”). Current exhibitions include “Line” at Attleboro Arts Museum (MA) and Lemon Frame Gallery in Tel Aviv.