Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gallery Talk by featured artist Alex Trimino

  • NAME of event:  Gallery Talk by featured artist Alex Trimino
  • DATE of event: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
  • TIME of event: Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION of event: Ruth Funk Center Galleries
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE of event: $10 Admission; Free for Friends of Textiles members and FIT faculty, staff, and full-time students
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313

About the Artist:

Alex Trimino creates illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations. Her work re-contextualizes the traditional use of colloquial, lo-tech crafts; crochet, knittings and weavings exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender. In her work old things, old ways and new technologies commingle together; exploring how we connect to reality today. She uses embroidery and technology, creating a connection between past and present.

Trimino was born in Colombia and lives and works in Miami, FL. She attended Ox-Bow Artist Residency affiliated with the school of the Art Institute of Chicago as a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Visual Artist. In 2013 Trimino's work was part of "OpenArt" International Art Symposium, Sweden and her solo exhibition "Dark Light" was presented at Läns Museum, West Gallery, Örebro, Sweden. Her 2012 solo exhibition "Luminous" was presented at Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, FL. In 2011 Trimino's work was part of "Witness to Creativity" at Florida Museum for Women Artists. Trimino has been the recipient of grants and awards, from The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Elliot Museum, Appleton Museum of Art, Rawls Museum Arts, Cambridge Art Association and Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Image Credit: Alex Trimino, Totemic Patterns of Light (Installation) (Detail), 2016

Photo by Dominic Agostini

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