Brie Trenerry

Brie Trenerry’s dark, brooding works are a morass of cultural references from the world of shadows combined with a fascination for natural forms that borders on the obsessive. It’s all deeply creepy, but it’s also infused with a kind of timeless elegance. Trenerry’s mastery of line is the key that binds the gothic glue that combines images of nature run amok and hints of dark deeds. Trenerry has created a kind of Postmodern Gothic. We can see hints of such filmmakers as the legendary Italian horror-meister Dario Argento, and David Cronenberg and David Lynch and even hints of Marcel Duchamp’s 1969 work Etant donnés (The Illuminating Gas). But at the end of the night, the aesthetic is very much Trenerry’s own.
Trenerry is a Melbourne based artist primarily working with video and digital media. She completed a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT in 2001. Trenerry has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and has recently exhibited video works in curated exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Currently, she is lecturing at Victoria University and teaches video production at RMIT and the VCA. She primarily makes large-scale installations that incorporate construction, video, digital media and most recently, live animals. In 2010 she has been curated into an exhibition at the AC Institute in New York and has a number of projects coming up in Melbourne throughout the year.