Troy Montes Michie, 'Open Book,' 2020, cut paper, cut clothing, graphite, grease pencil, acrylic, polyester thread and ink on linen, 48 x 32 x 1.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Company Gallery, New York.

Troy Montes Michie

Troy Montes Michie is an interdisciplinary painter and educator. 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.

Troy Montes Michie (born 1985 in El Paso, Texas; lives and works in New York, New York) has had solo exhibitions including 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, New York City. Other recent group exhibitions include those at ICA Los Angeles; the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; the Momentary, Arkansas; Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma; among many others. 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. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Philbrook Museum, Oklahoma; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Ulster Museum, North Ireland; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London. He is a lecturer in visual arts at Princeton University.