Troy Dugas was born in Rayne, LA in 1970. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and his M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in New York. He has exhibited nationally and has received numerous accolades including Second Place in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary (2016); a Pollock-Krasner Grant (2009-10); and a fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts (2007-08). He has been featured in several publications including the juried publication New American Paintings; the New Orleans Art Review; and David Rubin’s book Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s. In 2012, Dugas was featured in the Oxford American Magazine article “The New Superstars of Southern Art.” His work is in numerous collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA; the Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA; the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA; and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Dugas lives and works in Lafayette, LA and teaches in the Talent Art Program for the Lafayette Public School System.