Merryn Trevethan is an Australian contemporary artist who is currently based in Hong Kong. Best known for her abstracted, hyper- saturated artworks that depict her perceptions of the megacities in which she resides, her practice spans a broad range of media, including painting, drawing, installations and public art. Merryn’s works play on the uncertainty of perception, drawing attention to the act of looking itself and reminding us of the joy of seeing things in real life. Merryn graduated with an MFA from Monash University, Australia (2005). She was 1 of ten Singapore-based artists and co-curator of Bus.Stop.Art public art exhibition for Singapore Art Week 2021. Merryn has been commissioned by Facebook’s Artist in Residence Program both in 2020 and in 2015 creating murals for their APAC HQ in Singapore. Sha has also created large-scale spatial interventions and public artworks for Singapore Arts Club. Key residencies include the Golden Foundation Residency Program in New York (2018); NPE Print Residency, Singapore (2018) and Red Gate International Artist Residency in Beijing, China (2009). Merryn is a Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator. In Melbourne, she is a tutor at The Art Room and in Singapore, she has worked with local organization Art Outreach to deliver a range of educational programs for children.
Merryn exhibits in Australia and Singapore. In 2016, she had her first solo exhibition in Singapore at the Australian High Commission. International group exhibitions include Made In Paint 2019 at Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New York, USA; Apertures at Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2017) and This Wild Song at Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2018). She has participated in public art festivals in Melbourne and in Singapore where in 2014 she was awarded first prize for DRIVE - Public Art Festival Open Call.
Curatorial projects include Bus.Stop.Art a commissioned project for Singapore Art Week 2021, Rules of Engagement (2019) The Substation, Singapore and This Wild Song x Singapore (2018) celebrating International Women’s Day at the Australian High Commission, Singapore.