Trina Merry creates unique body art for projects that range from avant-garde performance works in museums to commercial advertising campaigns. “Painting on the body creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience,” Merry explains. “I am a conceptual artist and often I am inspired by the bodies themselves—by what they can and can’t do.” By matching the painted body to and incorporating it into a physical landscape, she blurs the line of reality for both the viewer and the subject.

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Galata Tower, Istanbul

Merry studied with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center, Craig Tracy (Craig Tracy Gallery, Skin Wars) and received her Bachelor’s from Azusa Pacific University.

She is bi-coastal, living in both New York City and San Francisco.

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Installation at the San Jose Museum of Art