Troy Montes Michie was born and raised in El Paso,Texas. He is an American interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York City. Michie's work is often in dialogue with the canon of collage; as well as, investigating society's understanding of race, gender, sexuality, and other fields of identity and power. He received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Momentary, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the ICA Los Angeles , Kunsthal, KAdE, Amerfsfoort, Netherlands, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. He is a recipient of an Art Matters Grant (2016) and has attended residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Recess Art. He currently has first museum solo exhibition at the California Museum of African American art titled, Rock of Eye. He is currently a lecturer at Princeton University where he teaches studio courses in drawing and collage.
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