A video and book artist-turned-painter, Troy still hasn't lost the wonder of new materials like toys, molding paste, and most recently flower-patterned plastic bags. Rather than playing fixed roles in a prefabricated play, his works together explore a constellation of loosely related sentiments like serious absurdity, the ineffable scale of cosmic time, surveyor marks, and rat traps around New York. These moments when existential issues suddenly intrude into everyday life or vice versa are most pronounced in the contrast between the digital hot pink he frequents and the scratched, worn out textures like peeled subway ads that accompany it.
Troy is a Texas based artist who works primarily in painting, video and book art. He received his undergraduate from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Ct and is currently enrolled at Pratt for his MFA. In his artwork he explores the relationship between human and non-human infrastructure with an emphasis on how it connects and disconnects us. His artwork is reliant on rigid processes to create images that fall on a spectrum between cold documentative photography to expressive abstract painting.