In the Loop

Visiting Artist Troy Montes Michie

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:15pm to 7:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Troy Montes Michie is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. Using collage as his methodology, Montes Michie engages with archives to reveal the complexity of the gaze and trouble the representation of powerful groups targeted for oppression. Employing an array of materials, Montes Michie investigates the influence of print media in mass culture, disrupting modes of consumption that historically erase and fetishize specific communities.

    Michie’s recent solo exhibitions include Rock of Eye at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and The California African American Museum, Los Angeles and Dishwater Holds No Images at Company Gallery in New York. Other recent group exhibitions include those at ICA Los Angeles, Los Angeles; the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; The Momentary, Arkansas; Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma; Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands; The MAC Belfast, Ireland; The Shed, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; New Museum, New York; The Artist’s Institute, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. His work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Awards and residencies include Recess Art, the Emerging Artist Grant, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is currently a Lecturer of Visual Arts in Program at Princeton University in New Jersey.

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