Trine Bumiller


 A Priori, oil on panel, 42 x 84 inches, 2013


Death Lily, oil on canvas, 40 x 74 inches, 2013


Forget Me Not, oil on panel, 68 x 44 inches, 2013


Heart of Stone, oil on panel, 35 x 84 inches, 2013


Kinnick Kinnick, oil on panel, 38 x 86 inches, 2013


Middle Distance, oil on panel, 30 x 72 inches, 2013


Polychrome Loop, oil on panel, 32 x 92 inches, 2013


Scree, oil on panel, 48 x 56 inches, 2013

Artist Statement

My paintings reference the natural world. Images are abstracted and recombined to convey the patterns, rhythms, and underlying forces inherent in our immediate environment. They merge an idea of place with a sense of memory and existence and address loss of nature relative to losses of memory, people, and place.

In alteration of colors, forms, and perspectives, and through multiple transparent glazes, the paintings evoke an alternative universe in which connections are made between memories and experience, between time and place, and between imagined space and physical existence.

These paintings were made after a residency at Denali National Park in Alaska in the summer of 2012. Alone in a cabin, miles from any other humans in a park the size of Switzerland, I embraced a relationship with the landscape that was both intimate and grand, with a sense of longing for a land undisturbed by human touch and a loneliness devoid of human interaction. The paintings are an encounter with nature and the environment that incorporate both the near and the far, the personal and the universal.

The paintings can be seen at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts from September 5, 2013, to October 5,  2013.

About the Artist

Trine Bumiller is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design and spent a year with RISD in Rome, Italy. After graduating, she lived in New York City, working for Betty Parson and Jack Tilton Galleries and pursuing her own studio work. She has exhibited her work nationwide in galleries and museums. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, ArtNews, and New Art Examiner.

Bumiller’s work has been commissioned for companies such as Four Seasons,  the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, and Jacobs Engineering. It also is found in the corporate collections of Chase Manhattan, HBSC, and Century Link. It is in the public collections of the city of Denver, the state of Colorado, the University of Iowa, and the Japanese Consulate.

Trine Bumiller grew up in the Ohio River Valley of Cincinnati, Ohio, spending her summers on various lakes in Northern Michigan. The second of four girls, she was born to a Danish mother and an American father who traveled the world making documentary travel films. Bumiller currently lives and works in Denver and Fraser, Colorado.

Bumiller is showing her paintings in a solo exhibition in New York City in September 2013 at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. Her work recently was featured in the group exhibition “Imagined Realities” at Sustainability Park at Redline, in Denver, Colorado, and in the group exhibition “Beyond Blue” at the McNichols Building in Denver. The latter was a show of artists whose work is in the public art collection of the city of Denver.

Trine Bumiller Website

Trine Bumiller at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Trine Bumiller at Robischon Gallery

Trine Bumiller at Zg Gallery

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