Installation “Homoboy”

Linda Trunzo’s Studio with Sheeka Arbuthnot, 2012 MMAP, Cole M. Robbins

What does it mean to be female or male? Can you be both (or neither)? Is it a stance, a potion, or pill? If I eat more meat will I be more masculine? Is it a look, facial hair, muscles? How much weight should I lift? How big should my muscles be? How much should I gain? Lose? These are questions I am trying to answer with the process of drawing and video — add subtract repeat, add subtract repeat. My interest is in how food, objects, and the human form relate.Toying with the boundaries between art, bodybuilding and sex fetish play, my intention is to disrupt the space between male and female by activating the atmosphere with a series of large self portraits, video, objects,and performance. As a woman, I attempt to exaggerate and animate my portrayal of masculine behavior.My video works are short narratives. My goal is to create and build visual ideas inspired from my environment and my community. I use stories and objects from “logo della memoria” the “place of memories” in my various works. I do this with methods of collage, treating the projected images like a drawing or a painting by mixing colors, old film, images and sounds.

“Linda Trunzo, for example, pits herself against cultural expectations of female strength and behavior in her droll video, “Homoboy.” She plays her mustached male alter ego, Sonni, who proceeds to gear up, stretch out and bench press men strapped to a board.”

Artists get into the game at Paragraph Gallery’s
“You’re Such a Good Sport”
Kansas City Star


Born: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 



ArtAuction23 the coalition on homelessness 23rd annual
2121 Artspace Inaugural Exhibition 12”x12” group show
Windows 226 family portraits

ArtAuction22 the coalition on homelessness 22nd annual
Artists for Amnesty John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California
Women Rising II 780 Valencia Street
Deck watercolors Lola’s Art Gallery San Francisco

Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure
Tides of Change 780 Valencia sky installation
12th annual Drawing Discourse at University of North Carolina
Windows 226 self portraits
The Fayes 3614 sky installation and portraits

Women Rising San Francisco
Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure
Windows 226 Self Portraits

ECHOES: From There to Here, SFAI
Black Serum Crowned,The little fish are now the big fish, Butchers Cut
Window 226, selfies, Size Queen
Get High on Mountains Portraits big and small San Francisco

Window 226 Sometimes we need flowers
Infinite Sketch Brooklyn Art Library NYC
Southern Exposure Monster Rally at Minnesota St Project
Altered at OFFSpace Minnesota St Project San Francisco

Windows 226 Identities, San Francisco
Investigate Off Street ManyLabs San Francisco CA
Le Salon de Diego Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco CA
Monster Drawing Rally Minnesota Street Project Southern Exposure
Annual Dia de los Muertos Remembrance and Resistance SOMArts San Francisco CA 

Portraits with Good Hair Lola’s Art Gallery SF CA

Crowned Windows 226 Sheet Metal Workers Hall SF CA
Drawing Discourse 7th annual exhibition of Contemporary University Of North Carolina,

Tucker Cooke Gallery Owen Hall
Avedano’s butcher shop Paintings meat and fish 

Butchers Cut Windows 226 Sheet Metal Workers Hall SF CA 

Here, The Mud Room at Ocean Beach SF CA
Second MFA Tenderloin Institute of Art with Jeremiah Jenkins at Evergold Gallery SF CA 

Ellis Island Immigration Project with JR Video project Guerrero Street
Projected Personae SoMarts San Francisco Ca
Two Billboards Windows 226 SheetmetalWorkers Hall SFCA
100 Performance’s for the Hole SoMarts San Francisco, CA

Almost Together The David Brower Juried Show at the Hazel Wolf Gallery
Joey Windows 226 Sheet Metal Workers Hall San Francisco CA
OneMama 111 Minna Street San Francisco
Windows Storied Sites Architecture Politics & People Phoenix Hotel San Francisco

9 Flights, Mid Market Art Project, San Francisco, CA
Storied Sites, Diego Rivera Gallery , SFAI San Francisco CA

Ever-After, Chapel of the Chimes/Julia Morgan, Oakland, CA
Bay Area Currents ,Pro Arts Oakland CA
Alameda Gallery El Paso TX
Double Takes, 3 Minute Picture Show, Victoria Theater San Francisco, CA
Cries of San Francisco Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure San Francisco

You’re a Good Sport, Paragraph Gallery
Charlotte Street Foundation ,
Kansas City MO
Second Annual Paint by Number Group Show, WE Artspace, Oakland, CA
Terror of the Red Chairs, 3 Minute Picture Show, Victoria Theater San Francisco
Big Deal Visual Aids SOMArts, San Francisco

Passive/Aggressive, Public Art/Urban Intervention Day Southern Exposure, San Francisco,CA

Big Blue, Visual Aid’s SOMArts , San Francisco, CA
Inside/Outside, Sonni’s Mustache Adobe Bookshop, San Francisco, CA
Alter Ego, Sonni Trunzo, Queens Nails Gallery, San Francisco, CA
3 minute Film Festival, Root Division, “Central” San Francisco
Tenderloin Forest, “Dante’s Inferno” San Francisco

Homefront, Marin Foundation, Marin, CA
Big Deal 15, Visual Aids, San Francisco, CA


Secrets and Confessions, Brand 36, Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA 

3 minute Film Festival, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Hospitality House, Andrea Swartz Gallery, San Francisco
Get out of Jail Free, GLBT Center, San Francisco 

Spectacle, Vernissage, SFAI, MFA Graduate Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion
Words into Stone, Queen’s Nail Gallery, San Francisco
100% Centennial, Regina Miller Gallery Carnegie-Mellon Pittsburgh, PA
Pied Piper of Palestine, San Francisco Art Institute

Sonni, One Person Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
Third Sex, Space 743, San Francisco, CA
Steal This Video, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Preview, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco 

Ephemeral Feminism, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco
Face Paint, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco

Auction, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
17+, Space 743, San Francisco

Salzbrand Keramik, Exhibition and Catalogue, Koblenz, Germany 

Quatrain: Four Visions, Herger Gallery, Solano College, CA

Mostra 2001 Six Italian-American Artists, Museo ItaloAmericano, SF

Two Person Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco

1st Generation, Clay Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Feats of Clay VII, Gladding McBean Historical Terra Cotta plant, Lincoln, CA
California Clay competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

CSU Traveling show, Humboldt, Eureka, and Long Beach

The Fourth Annual Monarch Tile Ceramic competition, San Angelo Museum, TX
Group Show, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco
Fire and Ice, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Feats of Clay, Gladding McBean Historical Terra Cotta plant, Lincoln
National Clay Cup, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ill
California Clay competition, The Artery, Davis, CA 


MFA 2006, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA 

BFA 1979, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 

Linda Trunzo is based in San Francisco.      View Artist CV      Email: