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Tramaine de Senna is a contemporary artist whose artworks bear witness to her intense relation with materials in a contest between subjects and their plastic forms. She has developed an iconography of vivacity with a practice that traverses a variety of fields, mainly sculpture, while utilizing materials such as ceramics, textiles, paper, foam, and bronze. In her practice, de Senna is driven by the principle of λόγος/Logos: reason and creative order, the dynamic (and divine) process of wrestling within the plethora of potential and possibilities (chaos and confusion), to create patterns of order which manifest in form, being, and existence. 


Born in San Francisco, de Senna lives and works between Antwerp, Belgium, and California (US). She earned two simultaneous Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Art from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated with an MFA from the Sint Joost Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving/Academy for Art and Design, the Netherlands. She has completed several residencies including the HISK - Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten Vlaanderen/Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Belgium. Tramaine has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the 10th Annual Antwerp Art, a solo booth at Art Antwerp (Belgium), Fred & Ferry Gallery (Antwerp, BE); the Middelheim Museum (Antwerp, BE); the Flemish Parliament (Brussels, BE); M HKA - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen/Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (BE); Kunstinstituut Melly fka Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, the Netherlands); the Permeke Museum/Mu.ZEE (Jabeeke, BE); the Torrance Art Museum (California, US); the Moscow Biennale (Russia); the Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa, California), and the Vallejo Temple Art Lofts among others. 


Tramaine's art belongs in the permanent collections of the Flemish Parliament, the Middelheim Museum/Kunst in de Stad (Antwerp, BE); M HKA- Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp/The Flemish Community; Mu.ZEE - Kunstmuseum aan Zee (Ostend), as well as in several private collections in Belgium, the Netherlands, the US, Switzerland, Sweden, and Berlin. 

"TENTOONSTELLING VLAAMS PARLEMENT / FLEMISH PARLIAMENT: VIERING 25/50"/ 

"EXHIBITION FLEMISH PARLIAMENT ANNIVERSARY: CELEBRATION 25-50 YEARS"; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

"PUBLIEK FIGUUR #1: TRAMAINE de SENNA - FIGURE OF COLOR," 

MIDDELHEIMMUSEUM, KUNST IN DE STAD; INTERVIEW (2020)

IN SITU: TRAMAINE de SENNA - "MASTERBLASTER",  

MUSEUM VAN HEDENDAAGSE KUNST ANTWERPEN (M HKA); INTERVIEW (2020)

ROMEO BLANCO x M HKA THROUGH THE LENS: "MASTERBLASTER" (2020)

HOGER INSTITUUT VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN 

(HISK: HIGHER INSTITUTE FOR FINE ARTS); STUDIO INTERVIEW (2015)

HOGER INSTITUUT VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN 

(HISK: HIGHER INSTITUTE FOR FINE ARTS); STUDIO INTERVIEW (2014)


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