I am inspired by the idea that artwork has the power to spark movements and systems greater than myself.
Born and raised in Rochester New York, childhood trips to contemporary museums and city streets exposed “E Trent” to the diverse creative potential of reinventing space through artwork. Always fascinated with artistic masters capturing movement and the clean bright chaos of street art, by his teens he began to combine these two passions together. Further inspired by his intersections with the content design world, he has become known for pieces that incorporate explosions of incandescent color filtered through a perspective of a more traditionally trained artist. Trent has sought to set himself apart not only through his portfolio but by the way his projects incorporate themselves into a community.
E. Trent is the founder and creative director of OnlyUP Llc, a multi-platform art agency, specializing in design, installations and visual production. Only Up also functions as a Gallery space exhibiting and promoting artists.
2017 Trent produced and published The FEEL project, which exists to reinforce the bridge between art and mental health resources. A practical application for emotion.
2018, Trent founded Pictures4People a nonprofit art movement helping people on the streets feel seen. P4P sold out a series of 5 E. Trent pieces which generated $8,000 and was donated to local charities.
2019, Trent founded Outbreak, a pop-up event series that merges public art, live music, design, and cultural activations in Livermore, CA.
2020, Trent founded OnlyupMuralFest , an annual production, creating a collection of 30+ and counting large scale, publicly accessible exterior murals.
2021, Trent created Layers, a community built around an ongoing series of 3d paintings created on layered glass.
2022, Trent merged OnlyUp Llc with ABG projects, creating a dynamic one stop shop for Large Scale Art Installation in the Bay Area.
Feel - Solo Show - EXPO Arts Center Long Beach
Pictures 4 People - Solo Show - Range Life Livermore
Pictures 4 People Viewing - Solo Show - Bankhead Theatre
Outbreak - Group Show - The Lot on First
Reflections - Solo Show - GMM Gallery
Layers - Duo Show - Voss Gallery