(Image: Alex Trimino, Binocular Disparity, 2012, Mixed media [neon lights, glass, plexi-glass, knittings, crochet & found objects], 10 x 10 x 8 feet; © Alex Trimino)
Alex Trimino (b. Colombia)
Alex Trimino is a Miami-based visual artist who creates illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations. Her work re-contextualizes the traditional use of colloquial crafts exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender.
In Alex Trimino's 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. In her installations, illuminated totem poles, covered in crochet, knittings and found objects reveal the similarities between the modern, hi-tech materials used (micro-controlled neon lights) and the colloquial, lo-tech crafts used (crochet, knittings and weavings); creating an equilibrium between traditions, technologies and generations.
Recently her work has been shown at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood & Boca Raton Museum of Art. Trimino has been the recipient of several awards, from institutions such as The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Elliot Museum, Appleton Museum of Art, Rawls Museum Arts & Cambridge Art Association. Her work is included in major collections in the US.
Education: MFA in Visual Arts March 2012. Florida International University, Miami FL. BFA in Visual Arts Magna Cum Laude. Florida International University, Miami FL.
Alex Trimino was chosen as a Juried Winner in Round #6 of the 2012 ArtSlant Showcase series.
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