Trent Thursby Alvey
Trent Thursby Alvey (born 1948, Mount Pleasant, Utah) is a mixed-media artist who uses painting, sculpture, and light and sound technique in the creation of works that have been called both pop and contemporary. Thursby has exhibited in significant one-person and group shows including Out of the Land, which traveled to The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. "Toaster Worship," Thursby’s sculpture included in this exhibit, was recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Art at the University of Utah for their permanent collection.
Trent has been included in both editions of Artists of Utah written by Robert S. Olpin, William C. Seifrit, and Vern Swanson (last edition 1999, published by Gibbs Smith Publisher). Trent was chosen as one of twenty Utah artists to be part of the Women Beyond Borders exhibit at Art Access Gallery during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The Utah exhibit became part of an international collection including work from women in 33 countries. Trent’s work is also included in Utah Artists Project/ J. Williard Marriott Library’s (University of Utah) digitized collections of selected Utah artists.
Dolores Chase, gallery owner and art collector, regarding Trent’s work, “She has done many brave and ambitious pieces over the years, one of which I own. She continues to grow and experiment—often combining disciplines in enigmatic ways, one of them being her wave theory/physics installations in steel and neon. She takes risks and always creates compelling and thought-provoking work.”
Trent earned BFA degrees in Fine Art and Communications at Westminster College, Salt Lake City in 1986, where she studied painting with Don Doxey.
- Life as art: Trent Thursby Alvey's outlook makes for intriguing art Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Oct 15, 2006 by Dave Gagon Deseret Morning News
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