Trinidad Mac-Auliffe is an award winning Fine Artist, Photographer & Educator.
Born and raised in Chile she started her career in New York City working as freelance artist for interior designers and private clients before relocating to Cincinnati. Mac-Auliffe earned her Masters of Fine Arts & Electronic media from DAAP, the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati in 2006.
Mac-Auliffe’s work is deeply rooted in conceptual thinking and research, and culminates in bodies of work that reflect her artistic and philosophical background. From her early studies in anatomical drawing, she grew to focus on theatrical makeup design and drama studies. Each of these disciplines is evident in her digital photography and video work which has been widely acclaimed for its dramatic flair and profound messaging, most notably her “Theater of the Body” series
Along with her fine art and commercial photography work, Trinidad has been involved with several artistic multimedia collaborations integrating music, dance and visuals, as a visual director and or as a producer, project consultant, manager and designer. Her work as an Artist and Art Director have won her placement in several publications including the New York Times, Nueva Luz publication, Eyemazing magazine, Camera Arts, Beyond race & Apple Pro website. She has been the recipient of several awards, grants, and fellowships including Graduate Summer Research Grant from the University of Cincinnati, Summer Fair Artist Grant, The Louis Rockwood Grant, Winner of the En Foco New Works Award in 2005 and the prestigious Camera Arts magazine award and portfolio show case. As part of her summer fair grant, Mac-Auliffe created a large scale photographic installation and educational program featuring images of children for the CAC “ Contemporary Arts Center” Cincinnati, were she also works as an Invited Artist & Educator, creating engaging lectures and hands on programs for schools and doing presentations for public programs as well.
She is currently working in a new Fine Art Photo series “ The Body you Live In” and a series of Oil paintings | Drawings & poems.
location: second floor, main building