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TRENITY THOMAS - Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

Biography

T R E N I T Y   T H O M A S   | | |   biography

[lives & works – New Orleans, LA  :::  b. 1999, Westwego, LA] 
 

TRENITY THOMAS is a self-taught photographer who has also experimented with painting and sketching since grade school. As a photographer, he has worked in a myriad of genres including fashion, lifestyle, editorial, conceptual, sports, portraiture, and nightlife photography. As a photographer, Trenity uses his camera to capture the life and composition of still life around him. His photographs have a warmth to them that pulls the viewer into the scene as if they were present - a feature that has become characteristic of his photographic style. 

 

Trenity Thomas has been in various juried exhibitions, most recently, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY's 24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art and the Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. His photographs have also received international attention when they were chosen for exhibition in photovogue, a prestigious collection of photographs curated by the Photo Editors of Vogue Italia.

 

Artist Statement

Growing up watching my mom craft and paint ignited my passion for art. Not only was my mom the primary impact for my artistry, my creative peers also contributed to my overall appreciation of art. While working at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, I was constantly surrounded by beautiful paintings, photos, and sculptures as a teen docent and also as a guard. These works deeply influenced me as an artist. In addition, I am a big lover of cinematography in movies, which drives my creativity and influences the imagery I choose to highlight in my photographs.

TRENITY THOMAS - Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

Curriculum Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023    Present Memoria, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2023    What’s Wrong Cowboy?, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2021    Alternatively Free, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2020    01191999, Axiom Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023    Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2023    SEEING BLACK: In the Spirit of Black, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2022    HBO Original Katrina Babies Youth Art Exhibit, Ashe Cultural Center, New Orleans, LA

2022    Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2022    All Music Down Here, New Orleans Photo Alliance and Jazz Fest at Fair Grounds

2021    Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2021    Homesick, The Art Effect at Trolley Barn, Poughkeepsie, NY

2021    Vanguard: Black Women Making Lemonade, The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX

2021    Fresh and Contemporary: Moving Forward, The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX

2021    New Year, New Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2020    PhotoNOLA: CURRENTS 2020, The New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA

2020    24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Jonathan Ferrara, New Orleans, LA

2020    Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2019    PHOTOVOGUE, Juried Exhibition, Vogue Italia, Rome, Italy

2018    Teen Open Call Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA
    
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2023     Juror panel for the 27th Annual No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2023     2nd Place Winner, Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation,

             The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2022     3rd Place Winner, Louisiana Contemporary, juried exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation,

             The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2022     LA Times, portraits of crew members from “Queen Sugar”

2022     The Cut, 12 Stylish People at Essence Festival, Photographer

2022     Photography content captured for Reebok Collective during Buku Music Festival

2022     Promotion photos for Encina, a skin care brand by August Alsina

2021     Featured in OffBeat Magazine, Local Photographer

2021     Artsy, 10 Gen Z Artists around the World Off a Look Inside Their Art Practices

2021     Innovate Grant winner

2020     Curated Conversation with Trenity Thomas, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

2020     Winner, 24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art,

             Jonathan Ferrara, New Orleans, LA