Trina Merry is a fine art bodypainter based in the San Francisco Bay Area who travels internationally
San Francisco, CA- Fine art bodypainter Trina Merry and her ART ALIVE Gallery team created three bodypainted human motorcycles to promote the International Motorcycle Roadshow tour starting November 2nd. Through teamwork, they pushed through impossibility together to create a cutting-edge work of art. It is one of the most ambitious and highly inventive bodypaintings ever created. This creative team invented living human Transformers- a Sport Bike, Dirt Bike & Cruiser- that can breathe, move & even be tickled.
“The motorcycle project from start to finish was the greatest lesson I’ve learned thus far about the magnitude of human potential in teamwork. The experience of transforming a small group of dedicated models into the image of a motorcycle, at one point seemed relatively impossible. The end result is certainly what validates the truth ‘anything is possible if you believe’.” – Lana Baumgartner, human canvas & yoga instructor
While bodypaint has gained popularity in the media over the last twenty years through Sports Illustrated Magazine, Demi Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover and the recent success of Goteye’s music video “ Somebody I Used to Know”, the Art Alive Gallery team has pushed the boundaries & invented something fresh with their Human Motorcycle Project.
“It was a giant human jigsaw puzzle. Each person’s natural shape, strength, and athleticism helped to build each part of the motorcycle. It is hands down the most ambitious, difficult and rewarding projects I have been a part of so far.” –Trina Merry, Lead bodypainter
Erin Bates, motor cross celebrity, was the featured rider of the human motorcycle made up of circus performers, yoga instructors, dancers & models from the San Francisco Bay Area.
“It was an amazing learning, growing and binding experience. We made the impossible & unheard of possible!” –Ciara McLemore, human canvas
“It was never a question of whether it was possible. With this team, it always feels like anything is possible.” –Juan Moreno, Photographer
“The most creative and cutting edge art piece I have ever seen come to life.” –Gina Mello, bodypaint assistant
"It was the best experience I’ve ever had and the most physically challenging. I’ve made life long friends with the people I shared this experience with." -Jackie Bartlett, human canvas & dancer/aerialist
“Each day blended into the next filled with lots of love, learning and friendship. It was an experience of a lifetime. Time to create something new!” –Sandra Moreno, Hair & Makeup Artist
Bodypaint creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience.
“In a time where art is relative and human attention spans are at an all-time low, one artist attempts to break all molds and demand attention.” -NorCal Magazine
“Trina Merry is the leading fine art bodypainter in the Bay Area. Her work is a combination
of creative innovation inherent in the Bay Area. Her infectious passion and courage has kept her work in top demand in California and now abroad. ” –ATOM Magazine
Hello & welcome! Hope you find some art here that you like! I am a visual artist, first and foremost, and bodypaint is my obsessive passion!
Before finding my calling, I earned a degree in film and worked in Hollywood after graduation. I was introduced to bodypainting thanks to a Dresden Dolls tour I participated in during 2006.
Recently, I apprenticed under the renowned artist, Craig Tracy, learning first-hand the qualities that make a great bodypainting fine art.
It feels like opportunities have come quickly for me, so I just keep painting and trying to stay true to what I value. Bodypaint has made me a more compassionate human being and in turn my life has been blessed by love from others
Client & feature list includes: Sports Illustrated, Visit Las Vegas,Rolling Stone Magazine, Bud Light, Jamison Whisky, KUSH, Culture, KOFY 20,Craig Tracy Gallery, Music Videos, ads, galleries, TV shows, music videos, branding events, band tours, calendars & more
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