Nimiipuu (Nez Perce)
"I find inspiration in so many things. My family history drives me. Popular culture excites me. And dreams of a grand future push me forward. More than anything, playing around with fun materials and riding a creative wave is the most satisfying experience. It’s an honor getting to create fun and meaningful pieces of art."
Trenal Orginal (@trenaloriginal)
Kellen Trenal (pronounced like "Chanel") is a visual artist, performer, small business owner. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kellen is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, and holistic wellness enthusiast. Being both Black American and nimíipuu, Nez Perce, Kellen embraces his multiple identities to empower his work in all its manifestations. He shares his (he)artwork through Trenal Original, a traditional-arts based, QBIPOC-owned, small business. Kellen is also a co-host of Quantum Theory, a podcast focused on amplifying Black and Indigenous voices.
Each piece is a custom creation aimed at increasing visibility for historically excluded communities: a Trenal Original.
To see more of Kellen's work, visit his URL and follow him on social media!