Mary Trunk

Photography and Imaging


Mary Trunk is a filmmaker, choreographer and multi-media artist living in Altadena, CA. Her films explore seemingly simple subjects like a family’s unraveling, the choices women make as they navigate identities as mothers and artists or how dancers age. These various subjects radiate out to bigger questions: How do we make sense of our histories? What paths are available to us? How do we create meaning within our lives? She has been producing and directing documentaries, dance videos, experimental hybrid films and paintings for more than 30 years. Mary is also a film, video and screendance professor at Loyola Marymount University, Mt. St. Mary University and ArtCenter College of Design. Her work can be found at, and @marytrunk.