My surface is living, breathing human beings making this a highly relevant & immediate medium. I use non-toxic hypoallergenic paint applied with a brush or airbrush. The painting is temporary, like a Tibetan sand painting, beginning to change into another work as soon as I stop painting, changing texture & color.
For this reason highly intentional photography has become an important part of documenting my work. I collaborate closely with photographers to make sure I share the same perspective eye as the technology.
Likewise, I work with my human canvases on poses, creating new opportunities for line & form. My work is sometimes experienced live as an installation, for example, at museums, or preserved through photographs as limited edition fine art prints.
I love the double-take people do as they look at my work. It’s this reaction that ignited my recent human motorcycle project to go internationally viral in the media.
I apprenticed under world renown bodypainter Craig Tracy at his gallery in New Orleans. I have a B.A. in film & worked in the art department in Hollywood on major films & tv shows before finding my current medium.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
We do deliver commercial and fine art bodypaint projects and events.
Bodypainted Performance artists (circus, dance & more)
We are comprised of 50-75 bodypainters, models, performers (including circus), muas, hairstylists, art dept, photographers and videographers.
San Jose Museum of Art
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“Surreal… masterful marvel” -Daily Mail.
“Trina Merry’s amazing work blurs the lines of reality” -Huffington Post.