Trinita Waller was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1958. She moved to BC as a young adult to pursue her dream of going to art school. First she attended David Thompson University Center in Nelson. Art school was full of turning points; having gone with the intention to major in clay and pottery, sculpture soon became a new found passion. Through sculpture Trinita explored shape, form and incorporated her love of dance through tactile objects.
Trinita then moved to Vancouver where she spent the next 23 years with the West Coast inspiring her love for art and sculpture.
Her background in sculpture led her into the film industry when Vancouver was emerging as Hollywood North, and she used her sculpting skills to build props. She has held many positions in Art departments on a variety of films and television series.
In 2004 Trinita moved to Sooke and spent the next couple of years building a studio/ home with her husband and partner. In 2009 she joined the Stinking Fish Studio Tour, a peer-juried self-guided art tour in the West shore communities of East Sooke and Metchosin.
Trinita Waller’s works are abstractions often based on a human form. Learning and bending the language of form - juxtaposing it with a play of positive and negative shapes intending to create a balance - is a consistent exploration in her work.
`My forms are created using hard materials like bronze, stone and wood; from them, the shapes that emerge are soft and flowing.
My formal art training began with pottery in producing functional vessels. The move to sculpture was a natural evolution. Permanent materials such as clay, stone and bronze have always been a part of my pallet; the human figure is a subject that I have rendered in many ways incorporating variations in movement and the other dynamics of a living body.
Learning the language of form and function, then juxtaposing it with a play of positive and negative shapes is a constant exploration in my work. The ongoing theme throughout my work is the female form. I’m inspired by being both familiar with and an appreciation for the human body.
`Rhea` is an experiment in cast bronze of a hollow vessel. The piece grew out of a perception of how the female form is viewed. Some of the most important parts of a woman’s inner workings are outlined by negative spaces. Other parts that might be considered taboo remain whole. As the human form is soft and pliable, this piece is executed in a medium that is hard and cold to the touch yet it imbues the supple visual qualities of the female figure. The patina is a warm and rich exterior, while the interior is dark and mysterious.` Trinita Waller.
2010 Sidney Fine Art show Juried exhibition
2010 "Look" Victoria BC
2010 "The Naked Truth" Sooke Harbour House Gallery Sooke BC
2009 Stinking Fish Studio Tour - participating artist.
2006 Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Sooke, BC.
2006 Sidney Fine Art Show, Juried exhibition
2005 Sidney Fine Art Show, Juried exhibition
2005 Seaward Art Show Group Exhibit, Sooke, BC
2004 Seaward Art Show Group Exhibit, Sooke, BC
1994 The Passionists Five Woman Show, Vancouver BC
1989 The Passionists " A One Night Stand” 7 Woman Exhibition, Heritage Hall, Vancouver BC
1986 Artists for Creative Environments fund raising auction Jacqueline M Gallery, Vancouver
1986 Salt of the Earth Gallery, Vancouver BC. 2-person show.
1986-1986 BC Sculptors Society Group Show Robson Square
1980-81 Various student group shows David Thompson University Center Nelson BC.
Trinita's sculptures appear in films as well as in private and corporate collections.
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Enviro Waste Management, Vancouver, BC
Bull, Houser & Tupper, Vancouver, BC
Shutford Stud Farm, Banbury, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Opal Media, Sechelt, BC
1990 Various glass workshops including glass slumping, bead making and flame work.
1998/97 Glass Blowing, Red Deer College Alberta `Summer Series`
1990 Sculpture Diploma Program Capilano College (Dean’s List)
1983-86 Participated in various bronze workshops with the Seymour Sculptors
1982 Capilano College summer session Bronze workshop
1980 – 81 Fine Arts Program at David Thompson University- Nelson BC
Studied Sculpture Dance & Drawing
1980 University of Alberta Department of Extension Studied Ceramics