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Trina Brand’s current work is charged with energy.  She finds inspiration in the works of Joan Mitchell, Phillip Guston and De Koonig.  She often works with collage which provides added texture and richness. Each new work brings renewed joy of putting brush to canvas, charcoal to paper or texture to collage.  The sensual feeling of process can be quite spiritual in and of itself, Brand says.

Over the years, Brand’s images and materials have changed, however her artwork continues to focus on color, movement, composition, texture and space. 


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“The joy and struggle to create art begins with an idea then extends into a direction.  My paintings involve color, calligraphy and spatial relationships,” says Brand. “The work originates organically as it resolves abstractly. My work is kept in flux as each change, however small, impacts the whole. In the beginning of the process, I allow the painting to lead me and then I lead the painting.  I feel a work is complete when all the parts are choreographed and unified to a new reality.”



University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Art Education; received full merit scholarship
Post graduate work in drawing and painting


Tyler College of Art - painting
University of the Arts - art education
Community Arts Center - abstract workshop
Main Line Center for the Arts - painting with Kassem Amoudi


School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Art Teacher, 1979 to 2008
2007 Recipient of Mural Arts grant to depict history and multicultural influence for the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences
2003-2006 Recipient of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Partners grant


Beauty Art Gallery, Newtown Square, PA, October 2013
B2 Café, solo show, June 2012
Kol Ami synagogue, solo show, October 2012
Artist Equity Select, Radnor, PA, 2011
Permanent collection of Lankenau Hospital (new building 2013)
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA, Juried Fine Arts Festival, 2011- 2010
Two New Road, group exhibition, 2010
Delaware Valley Art League Exton Gallery, 2nd prize, 2010
Community Arts Center member show, honorable mention, 2009
Chester County Art Association Red, 2009
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Absolutely Abstract
Community Arts Center member show, First Prize, 2008
Delaware Valley Art League Radnor Medical 2002
Muse Gallery
Cheltenham Arts Center
Wayne Artists Equity
Community Arts Center 1st prize Painting 2012
Tri-State Artist Equity Exhibition 2012- "George J. Kappe Memorial Award”


Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity
Delaware Valley Art League
Main Line Center for the Arts
Professional Artist Member Main Line Center of the Arts


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