Trini-Maria Katakwe (TMK)
Visual Artist + Set Designer
Trini-Maria Katakwe (TMK) is a British Nigerian-Zambian Visual Artist and Set Designer from North London. The work she creates is based on her identity, culture, faith and spirituality. Art and Design have been a focal point in the development of her academic and professional experience. The expansion of her creativity has been explored through scenography (production/set design), architecture, fine art, graphic design, illustration, and photography.
TMK’s ongoing illustration project the ‘Bold Series’ uses vivid colours and fragmentation to explore her interpretation of how she views the world. The message behind her work is to uplift those who are underrepresented and showcase them in a vibrant outlook.
Graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Distinction in MA Scenography, gaining valuable insight into the fundamentals of designing for opera, theatre and devised performances. Scenography has an influence on altering how we psychologically take in the world. Aspiring to develop her practice in creating innovative designs within music and fashion, to delve deeper into shaping experiences through the worlds she creates within her art.
TMK is a part of the ‘Originals Creator Network’ a partnership between Adidas London and GUAP Magazine. The 12-month program features 20 emerging creatives from London that will participate in creative workshops, mentoring and receive commissions to work on live Originals projects.
2022 - 2023(PRESENT)
Originals Creator Network
2021 - 2022 (OCT-SEPT)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama:
Graduated with a Distinction
2019 - 2023 (SEPT-PRESENT)
Visual Artist + Designer: Freelance
2018 - 2020 (DEC-SEPT)
Set + Event Designer: Broadsword Event House
2017 - 2018 (DEC-JUN)
Architectural Assistant: DOS Architects
2014 - 2017 (SEPT-JUN)
University of Portsmouth: BA (Hons) Architecture
Graduated with First Class Honours