Adrienne Trent is a
contemporary artist who has been producing and exhibiting work since her
graduation from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada in 1984. Her
work takes form in several art disciplines
including, sculpture, installation,and colour copy art.
Adrienne co-founded the artist collectives "Republic" and belonged to
the artist's collective "Red Head" for a number of years, and in the
90's she exhibited with the collective "Torontoneisis". She has shown in
commercial galleries; Robert Birch Gallery, Deleon White Gallery, Edward
Day Gallery, Garnet Press Gallery, Lonsdale Gallery, and V. Macdonnell
Gallery. In addition, she has shown in a number of public
galleries, McLaughlin Gallery, Art Gallery of Clarington, Robert Langen
Gallery at Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Koffler Gallery, and Justina
M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto.
As well, she has shown in artist run galleries such as Mercer Union,
Artspace, White Water Gallery, and SAW Gallery. Her works are found in
many private collections and she has been invited to speak to various
groups. She has received several arts grants and awards and her art has
been widely written about in a variety of publications and catalogues.
Adrienne administrated and operated the Colour Reprography Centre for
Artists and Gallery in the 1990's at Visual Arts Ontario. She has
curated a number of projects, both in the context of the collective and
for VAO's former colour reprography gallery.
Adrienne Trent resides in Toronto, Canada.
Artist’s Statement – Recent Work
I am drawn to the allure of the constructed/decomposing image, and it's
ability to invent believable narratives evoking personal contemplation
for the viewers.