My collages are made from vintage product labels purchased in unused bundles. The material is cut or shredded then arranged onto flat surfaces (paper, canvas, or wood) to produce artwork that appear woven. Repetition, pattern, precision, and scale are used to distract from the original purpose of the label to advertise. The essential elements of color, shape, and line are utilized in a new way, and the altered context of the source material provides new meaning. The immediacy of the graphic label is substituted with aesthetic sensation and contemplation.

RESUME

Born Rayne, Louisiana 1970

Education
1997   MFA     Pratt InstituteBrooklyn, New York
1994     BFA      University of Southwestern LouisianaLafayette, LA

Solo Exhibitions

2015    "Troy Dugas: A Survey 1997 - 2015" / Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery / New Orleans, LA
2014    "Modern Pictures" / Arthur Roger Gallery / New Orleans, LA
2013    "Modernized for Mildness" / McMurtrey Gallery / Houston, TX
            "The Shape of Relics" / Arthur Roger Gallery / New rleans, LA
2011     "New Collage Work" / Arthur Roger Gallery / New Orleans, LA
2010    "Centered" / Barbara Archer Gallery / Atlanta, GA
2009    "New Label Work" / Arthur Roger Gallery / New Orleans, LA
2008    “Merge Linked” / Acadiana Center for the Arts / Lafayette, LA
2006    “Mad Mission” / Architects + Artists / Lafayette, LA
2003    “brand NEW” / Galarie Lafayette / Lafayette, LA

Group Exhibitions

2016     "Depictions of Louisiana"  / Paul and Lulu University Art Museum / Lafayette, LA
2016     "Southern Contemporary" / Ogden Museum / New Orleans, LA
2013     "Seven Artists" / McMurtrey Gallery / Houston, TX
2012     “Analog Collage: Larger than Life” / Southwest University Gallery / San Diego, CA
            “Louisiana Artists” / Hilliard Art Museum / Lafayette, LA
2011      "Old Methohs, New Visions" / Louisiana Art and Science Museum / Baton Rouge, LA
            "Good Folks" / Cooper Cole Gallery / Ontario, Canada
            "Finalist Exhibition" / The West Collection / Oaks, PA
            “Morgan as Mentor” / Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Museum / Lafayette, LA

Publication

2015     Breaux, Rhonda Gleason "The Evolution of an Artist" Independent, Lafayette, LA
2014     Gilbert, Cat "The 22 Magazine" Brooklyn, NY
             Perrin, Mary and Warren "Acadie Then and Now" Erath, LA
             Guidry, John "Interview" Overture Magazine Lafayette, LA
2013   Zevitas, Steven "12 Must See March 2013" Huffington Post
             Bookhardt, Eric "Review" Gambit New Orleans, LA
             Stillman, Nick "Review" Pelican Bomb
            
Rodgrigue, Reggie "Pattern Recognition" Louisianaaesthetic
            Volkmar, Karl "Review" New Orleans Art Review
            Lash, Maranda "New American Paintings" Boston, MA
2012     “The New Superstars of Southern Art” Oxford American Magazine, Little Rock, AR
2011      Volkmar, Karl, “Patterns of Perspective” New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, LA
            Bookhart, Eric, “Strange Alchemy” Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA
            Cameron Dan, "New American Paintings" Open Studio Press, Boston MA
2010     Rubin, David "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s" MIT Press
            Blankenship, Jessica "Troy Dugas @ Barbara Archer Gallery" Burnaway.org
2009    Rinehart, Natalie "Two Exhibitions" New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, LA
2008    Daigle, Cody “Recycled Creations” Times of Acadian, Lafayette, LA
            Feaster, Felicia "High Art?" The Atlantan, Atlanta, GA
            Lash, Michael “Studio Visit Magazine” juried publication v. 1, Boston, MA
2007     Cohen, David “Artworld Digest” 2nd Edition, New York, NY
2006     Cullum, Jerry “Promising Talent Showcased” Access Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
2005     MacCash, Doug “Small Touches of Acadiana” Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA
             Bookhardt, Eric “Cajuns for all Occasions” Gambit, New Orleans, LA
2004     Przybilla, Carrie “New American Paintings” Open Studio Press v. 52, Boston, MA

Awards

2016      "2nd Place: Louisiana Contemporary / Ogden Museum / juried by Bill Arning
2013      “Honorable Mention” / Dave Bown Projets/ 6th Semiannual Competition
             
(Curators: Marisa Pascucci, Reto Thüring, Adelina Vlas)
2010     "Pollock-Krasner Grant" / Pollock-Krasner Foundation / New York, NY
2009     "Artists Entrepreneur Grant " / Louisiana Division of the Arts / Baton Rouge, LA
2008     “Fellowship Award” / Louisiana Division of the Arts / Baton Rouge, LA
             “ArtMelt 3rd Prize” / Shaw Center - Brunner Gallery / Baton Rouge, LA
2003     “Outstanding Teacher Award” / University of Louisiana, Beacon Club / Lafayette, LA
              “Bolton Ford Purchase Award” / McNeese University / Lake Charles, LA (2003)

Collections

Weisman Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, LA)
McNeese University (Lake Charles, LA)
Cousins Properties Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Baron & Budd, P.C. (Dallas, TX)
Buffalo Trace Distillery (Franklin County, KY)
Dominica Resturant (New Orleans, LA)
Meadows Museum @ Centenary College (Shreveport, LA)
Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossman (New York, NY)
West Collection (Oaks, PA)
Capitol One (Plano, TX)
Iberia Bank (Little Rock, AR)
Rosewood Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Chicago Athletic Club (Chicago, IL)
Petroleum Club (Houston, TX)
Hilliard University Art Museum (Lafayette, LA)

BLOGS
Beautiful Decay
Artstormer
OneDayYouWillFindMe
HeartyMagazine
NewAmericanPaintings
KolajMagazine
EscapeIntoLife
West Collection
Kinzelman Art Consulting
Hariet Alexander Art Consulting
Art Vetting

 

BIO

Troy Dugas was born in Rayne, Louisiana in 1970 and received a BFA from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1994. He moved to New York shortly after graduating, earned a masters degree from Pratt Institute, and lived and worked there until returning to Louisiana in 2002. Troy experienced a tremendous amount of growth as an artist living in New York and worked as a successful designer in the fashion and television industries for many years. For the last 12 years Troy has dedicated himself to the development of his art achieving awards from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His work has been collected by many private and public collections including the Frederick Weisman Foundation in California, The Ogden Museum in New Orleans, and the West Collection in Pennsylvania. Troy is represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, the McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, and the Barbara Archer Gallery in Altanta.