Chloe Trujillo grew up in a creative family in Paris with her parents being fashion designers and artists while her grandfather was an opera singer. Although Trujillo was a natural at art she was also fascinated by science, Trujillo began studying matter structure and quantum mechanics at Pierre et Marie Curie University, but eventually found herself drawn back into the arts. As she returned to art school she found herself revitalized by her passion for art and art history. At that time Trujillo also reengaged herself into fashion design and music. Her unique creations, inspired by the vast range of human experience along with a deep connection to the spiritual realm, are made with love and excitement, and are infused with that same mystical energy.
After leaving a career behind in quantum mechanics, Trujillo had to learn how to turn her artistry into a business. This can be one of the hardest transitions for creatives as only 10% of art school graduates make money from their art. For Trujillo her career began buy by making custom pieces for clients. Fostering relationships with clients overtime from small paintings to massive projects is how she was able to build a reputation for paintings that are complex, layered, and deeply saturated with joy and spontaneity. Trujillo connects with her audience through the beauty of her vision, sensitivity of her spirit and sincerity of her intention, by allowing the text, symbols, colors and composition to flow through her and onto the canvas. “My personal mission is to inspire and uplift as many people as I can through all my creative pursuits. I found that with art, and with music, you can communicate deeper level, like beyond just words. Art was very healing to me, and I find it very healing to others through vibrational frequencies whether it’s the colors, symbols or the piece as a whole,” she said.
“I began showing in Paris, my hometown, but it was not until I moved to the US that my artwork started getting more and more attention. I started showing more, and the growth of social media as well as articles in the press about my work helped spread the word. I think my success grew organically, mostly through word of mouth, from people I met who loved my art, I started receiving invitations to participate and show in different parts of the world, London, Berlin,” she further explained.
In 2012, Trujillo launched her first line of silk scarves, allowing her to translate her artwork onto her favorite accessory, and drape her clients with the pure joy and bliss she feels while creating each piece. Made in Italy with silk from Lake Como and fine “voile de coton,” each scarf was created using select elements and symbols from her different paintings. While Colette in Paris was first to carry the scarves, you can now find them along with her line of handbags, swimwear, and clothing adorned with elements from her symbolic art, in very select boutiques around the world.
While her pieces have been exhibited in Paris, Los Angeles, London and San Francisco, her artwork is currently represented by the Tracy Park Gallery in Malibu, California. Most recently she was selected to design the the Women’s Olympic swimsuits with her artwork, “this year’s highlight has been designing the swimwear for Olympic artistic swim team USA, which I not only designed, but I hand painted the prints for the eco-friendly fabric. Like any of my pieces, I like to “tune in” and allow the design to come through me, making it deeply significant and impactful. Everything I create has layers of perception, the reception of my paintings can be interpreted on many levels, it all has a subtle signification, using symbols, colors, appropriate shapes and forms, and this project is no exception.” She was also recipient of a 2022 Juice Merit Award for “Exceptional Creativity” and was also recently nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance at the Josie Music Awards. :
For Trujillo turning art, music and fashion into her career has brought her full circle to the passions her family passed down to her. Her advice to new artists is to never give up, even though it’s hard work. “Believe in yourself and keep going! she exclaimed. “Even though it’s rarely an artist’s forte, you have to treat your art as a business, decide how you are going to make a living with your art. It’s important to have it seen by many eyes through many different from prints to originals or commissions.”
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