Trisha Abe Art
30 William Street West Waterloo, ON N2L 1J4
Artist Concept Statement:
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) are too often underrepresented in Waterloo Region, especially when it comes to the arts and small business. With this project, Trisha’s concept emphasizes diversity and femininity through continuous-line portraits filled in with black, brown, and tan skin tones.
Reason for Participating in Art Fresco Public Art Project:
Trisha is a big advocate for public art because it adds a tremendous amount of value and a feeling of safeness, and belonging to any given space. The Art Fresco Project presented an opportunity to see more diversity and representation in the artwork around the region.
Trisha is a 24 year old painter and muralist based in Kitchener, who’s dive into the world of visual arts was sudden and intense. After not touching her art supplies for almost five years while pursuing a science degree, Trisha was desperately craving a creative outlet. After graduation, she turned to her paintbrushes to help bring clarity to her life. Heavily influenced by female portraiture, her work embraces the human form through minimalism, and celebrates strong character, diversity, and feminine energy. She aims to breakdown complex, multi-dimensional beings into their most basic elements. Trisha has painted murals for a number of clients including Shopify, Inkbox Toronto, TWG Toronto, Communitech, and the City of Kitchener and Waterloo.