Merryn Trevethan is best known for her abstracted cityscapes depicted with highly saturated colours. Her work is a reflection on the reality and experiences of living in increasingly globalised cities, constantly in a state of flux; a reality dominated by the digital and flooded with information. It maps the invisible networks that connect us, reminding us of the impact of technologies on our perception of colour and our sense of space. She works across a range of mediums from large scale wall works, public art, and spatial interventions, to painting, drawing, small sculpture and artists books, In all mediums. Trevethan exploits the interaction of colour to create a spatial ambiguity that reminds us of the turbulence and limitations of visual perception.
Trevethan is a Singapore based Australian artist. Since relocating to Singapore in 2014, she has been commissioned by Facebook to create murals for their Singapore offices (2015 and 2016) and was awarded first prize for DRIVE - Public Art Open Call at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2015). Trevethan holds a Masters of Fine Art (by research) from Monash University (2005).
Recent solo exhibitions include Provable Falsehoods (2017) Fox Galleries, Melbourne; The Party’s Over (2016) Australian High Commission, Singapore & Thanks For The Downgrade… (You Should All Be Fired!) at Fehily Contemporary (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Abstraction Twenty Eighteen, Five Walls Projects, Melbourne (2018); Apertures, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2017); Of Colour and Light, Yarra Sculpture Gallery (2016); Colour In, 120 Langford (2013) and LINE, Wyndham Art Gallery (2013).
Public art projects include HUFF Outdoor Studio Residency at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2016), ArtTown Public Art Festival (2016), Melbourne; Footscray on the Edge (2012) and a commission to create temporary public works for Substation for Big West Festival (2011). She has recently been selected for the 2018 Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency Program in New York and was Artist in Residence at NPE Print Residency for 3 months in Singapore. She is a past Artist in Residence at PointB Worklodge, New York (2011), Red Gate International Artist Residency, China (2009) and GEMS World Academy, Singapore (2015). Her work is held in Yale/ National University of Singapore Collection as well as numerous private collections.
Trevethan is a Certified GOLDEN Art Educator and is a regular tutor at The Art Room, Melbourne. In Singapore, she works with local organization Art Outreach to deliver a range of educational programs for children and families. Cutatorial projects include the upcoming This Wild Song x Singapore (2018) and various projects under the moniker The Never Never Arts.