Brandy Trigueros is a Los Angeles based artist who uses photography as a way to create visual narratives that explore womanhood, childhood memories, identity, memoir and staged inquisitions of self. Her new work looks to connect the past and present historically and socially where previously her connection was primarily personal. This slight shift allows her to be both conceptual and socially conscious during this radically political time. 

From the back of her father’s pick-up truck, with a Polaroid camera in hand, (8 year-old) Brandy Trigueros took her first photograph. That image of a blurred tree taught her to see differently and she continued to explore photography in high school with the use of an analog camera igniting the spark of someday becoming a photographer. After years of working in publishing at the Los Angeles Times and animation at Nickelodeon while holding her photographic self tucked away in a (locket), it wasn’t until experiencing the death of both of her parents within a four year time span that she began pursuing her artistic practice full-time. She is currently in her final year of completing her degree at CalArts.

RECOGNITION
Critical Mass, Top 200 Finalist, 2018
HOME Contest, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Honorable Mention, 2016
Slideshow, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 2016
PDN 30, Nominated, 2016
Critical Mass, Top 200 Finalist, 2015
International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, 2015
7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist in three categories, 2015
Critical Mass, Top 200 Finalist, 2014
International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention in two categories, 2014

PUBLICATIONS & SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2018
Musée Magazine, Photographic Alphabet
Mono Chroma Magazine, September/October Issue 002
LENSCRATCH, Featured Artist

2017
Solo Exhibition, The Dadabyte Theater, California Institute of the Arts, Gallery D300, Valencia, CA
California Rising, Fabrik Projects Gallery, Culver City, CA
Photo Independent, Fabrik Projects, Los Angeles, CA
All Women Are Dangerous, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Artshare LA: Common Threads, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Berlin Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Berlin, Germany
Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Jurors: Aline Smithson & Hamidah Glasgow
Rooted and Rising, Spring Arts Gallery, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
Off the Clock, APA LA, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Curator: Julie Grahame
Fundraising Auction, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2015
Musée Magazine, Women Issue 13
Your Daily Photograph, Duncan Miller Gallery, October
Photographer’s Forum, Best of Photography 2015 Annual
Slideluck, Temporary Space LA, Los Angeles, CA
The Marvelous Minds, Spring Arts Gallery, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
The Swap, curated by Stuart Pilkington, August
Los Angeles Center of Photography’s Second Annual Members’ Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Patricia Lanza
F-Stop Magazine, Humans vs Nature Issue 71
Analogue Project, Aesthesia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Lucie Foundation Jurors
PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Juror: Shannon Thomas Perich

2014
BBC News, The Swap
LENSCRATCH, Featured Artist
Visual Mixtape: New Photography, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Hollywood, CA
Fundraising Auction, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Bel Air, CA
Portrait: A Picture Show, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Juror: Holly Andres
First Annual Members’ Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Hollywood, CA, Juror: Paul Kopeikin
The Swap, curated by Stuart Pilkington, June
Magic, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, Juror: Fran Forman
New Orleans Living Magazine, March Issue
Masquerade, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, Juror: Aline Smithson

2013
FIGURES / CONTEXTS, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Cig Harvey
Through The Looking Glass, Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Eagle Rock, CA
Find Me in the Forest of Dreams, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Blue Mitchell
ALCHEMY+ENTITY, Julia Dean Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Alter Ego, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, Juror: Stephen Sheffield

2012
The Next: Emerging LA Artists, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA | BFA 2019