Troy was born and raised in the Quad Cities. He graduated from Bettendorf High School and then studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in painting. He worked at various museums and galleries and exhibited locally in Kansas City as a student.Ten years ago Troy moved rural just south of Kansas City to Paola, KS. where he found a love for working with livestock in whats known as regenerative farming(grazing) practices.
His work is described as transparent layers of spirited, reactive brushstrokes that dance among moments of academic forms and theories leaving behind expressionist pages full of learning outcomes and opportunities.
There will be an opening reception for his exhibition, Made in Iowa, February 10th from 4 to 6 p.m. Troy will discuss his latest work and his journey back to his hometown in Iowa at 5 p.m. The works will be on display in Beréskin Gallery through March 9th.