MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

2021 MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

MCBA is pleased to announce Trina Fernandez as the recipient of the 2021 MCAD Collegiate Fellowship at Minnesota Center for Book Arts!

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Trina (she/they) will be working on a project titled
Don’t Worry, I’ll Be Leaving Soon (Print Edition), which is a limited hardcover casebound book including their written thesis reflecting on their experience of online school during the global pandemic. Trina will have access to MCBA’s studios for eight weeks to complete the book project, as well as a stipend for materials and for an MCBA workshop. Trina will use elements of their MFA installation—mixed material, sculptural dress pieces, and images of their installation—to make a tangible record of their digital capstone year.

Trina Fernandez is a Filipino American artist from Sacramento, California. Trina received a BA in Photography from California State University Sacramento and an MFA in Visual Studios from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  Trina has presented research on the banal image, consumerism, and the affects of social media at SECAC (the Southeastern College Art Conference) and Popular Culture Association (PCA). Trina’s artwork has been exhibited nationally at Verge Center for the Arts, Soo Visual Arts Center, Smart Museum of Art, and Pancake House. Trina lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and works at Soo Visual Arts Center.

About the MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

The MCAD Collegiate Fellowship gives senior and graduate level students at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD) the opportunity to complete an advanced project in book arts with a project stipend and access to MCBA studios.