Trina Greene received her training at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Mass., graduating with honors in Painting. However, she soon became drawn to sculpture and commenced to experiment in three dimensions, inventing for herself a way of building large clay volumes that were eventually cast into bronze.
Drawn to strong and elegant forms, she avoids over-detailing. Greene’s primary interest is in expressing subtle states of mind and spirit that lie within human beings through form. Her two recent commissions attest to this. A bronze of Isabella / Sojourner Truth as an 11 yr. old slave the focus of Sojourner Truth Park, Esopus, NY. And the Poorhouse Monument, (a life sized) Aging Woman representing 2,300 paupers in a mass burial ground of unmarked graves where the Ulster County Fairgrounds and swimming pool now are. This work is supported by Chief Executive Mike Hein, Ulster County Legislature.
Her work has been shown and collected across the country, and can locally be seen in the permanent collection of Albany Institute of History and Science. And in Orange County State Park, NY where her large work in bronze of the god PAN is the focal point of a Shakespearean Garden.
Trina lives and works in New Paltz, NY.