Currently based in Hong Kong, Merryn Trevethan is intent on capturing and embodying personal experiences in globalised cities through her vibrant speculative cityscapes. She graduated with an MFA from Monash University, Australia (2005). Since relocating to Singapore in 2014, she has been commissioned for Facebook’s Artist in Residency Program both in 2020 and in 2016/17 creating works for their APAC HQ and Singapore offices in Singapore. She has also created large-scale spatial interventions and public artworks for Singapore Arts Club.
Trevethan works across a range of mediums from murals and spatial interventions, to painting, drawing, sculpture, artists books and animations. In all mediums, Trevethan’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.
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). Trevethan 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 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. Trevethan 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 and families as well as a number of international schools.