The Seerveld gallery is Trinity's very own professional art gallery. Artists from across Chicago, the United States, and the world are brought in to show their work and give a lecture to students. This allows students to witness first hand how a gallery works--from the process of curating, to installing, to documenting, to publicizing.
The Seerveld Gallery is an intersection between the College, students, and the art world. The gallery welcomes a diverse array of artists working in all media and ranging from internationally-recognized to those with emerging reputations in the Chicago region and beyond.
Each month when a new show opens, the artists are at the gallery to discuss their work. Consequently, Trinity students interact with a wide range of professional artists and designers--allowing them to gain insight into various creative fields and vocations. This leverages and contextualizes the work students do alongside our own professionally active faculty.
Students often help artists install their work. These connections, made in the familiar context of Trinity’s campus, help students begin to understand professional life in the art world; through these interactions students begin to build the networks they need to be successful beyond college. Connections made in the gallery help them connect to internships, graduate programs, and resources beyond graduation.
The last exhibition of the school year features our graduating seniors, the culmination of every art student’s degree at Trinity.
At Trinity, student artists, educators, and designers are professionally engaged long before they leave campus for internships and the real world of art, design, art therapy, and art education.