Trapkat Southwest Chicago Gallery
Trapkat is Trinity's student gallery. Modelled on the Seerveld Gallery,Trapka thelps students learn to be artists long before their internships and graduation by using the space and the Trinity community as a small scale version of how the art world and the community interact. Trapkat is often a novice artist's first step into the art world. They put up the show, host an opening and provide refreshments. They get (critical) feedback and learn how to defend what they do on the basis of histroical precedent or theoretical category. Students experience what it takes to create and exhibit a body of work professionally.
Unfortunately we do not have a complete record of exhibitions at Trapkat. Here are two samples of the eight to ten shows that students exhibit each year.
Lauren Sandberg and Liz Muhammad
Public Art Works
Karl Geschand Kevin Johnson
Chris Colvin, Bridget Earnshaw, Jon Engbers, Karl Gesch, Liz Muhammad, Jessica Timmermans, Dani Truckenmiller