As a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. - Graphic Design) and the University of Georgia (M.F.A. - Drawing & Painting), Troy Wingard has dedicated much of his career to creating art and sharing what he has personally discovered about its development and promotion. 

Troy's numerous figurative pastel works, public mural projects, and sidewalk chalk drawings explore questions centering on identity, culture, and individualism within a modern context. His works have been exhibited internationally, including gallery and solo exhibitions in Havana, Cuba; Budapest, Hungary; Camagüey, Cuba, and Tel Aviv, Israel.  Over the course of his career, he has been featured artist in the nationally syndicated magazine, The Pastel Journal, and his work has been nationally showcased in two separate editions of New American Paintings.

Currently, Troy resides at his home in Northern Virginia with his wonderful wife Kathy and their two cats. He is also proud to be the son of Terry and Hope Wingard.


Starting in 2003 , Troy begain his teaching career by being awarded a teaching assistantship during his graduate studies at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.  For four seasons, he also served as program coordinator, faculty manager, and adjunct professor for the University of Georgia's Latin America Study Abroad Art (LASA) Program.   Within this ambitous program, he taught observational drawing, painting, and figure drawing in countries and locales such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands.

Troy was hired in 2007 to teach studio art and foundations courses as a full-time instructor with Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Visual Art and served as the department's foundation coordinator and undergraduate coordinator.  Five years later, he was hired as a full-time instructor and program coordinator for the School of Design at the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles.

In 2018, Troy completed his post-graduate studies in Arts Management through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst while working in Israel for two years as an artist and lecturer. During that time, his research utilized prominent Israeli art organizations as case studies to examine and compare the nonprofit arts management systems and ideologies between the State of Israel and the United States.


(solo exhibitions are denoted in RED & public installations are in BLUE)

Spring 2020
Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD

    • "GLORY"
— The 
Machon Hamayim/Givatayim City Gallery, Givatayim, ISRAEL
    • "
Dr. Fischer Art for Peace Collection" — ZOA Gallery, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
    • “DSI Art Exhibition” — Ambassador's Residence of India, Herzliya Pituach, ISRAEL

    • "INDELIBLE MARKS" — Green Gallery Group, Arsuf Kedem, ISRAEL

    • “DSI Art Exhibition” — Ambassador's Residence of the European Union, Herzliya Pituach, ISRAEL

     • American Recreation Center, Kfar Shmaryahu, ISRAEL

     • IPAR-Initiative for Public Art Reston
(Chalkfest Event), Reston, VA

     • Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC

    • Louisburg College, Louisburg NC
    • “Ai Faculty Exhibition” — Art Institute of Washington-DullesSterling VA

    • Bluefield College, Bluefield VA

• “ATC Exhibition” — Richmond Art Gallery,  British Columbia CANADA

• Duke University, Durham NC
“Up The Ante — CA Resident Artists & Friends” — The Creative Alliance Residency, Baltimore MD
"Biennial Exhibition” — Roanoke College (Juror: Carter Foster, Whitney Museum of American Art), Roanoke VA

• “Drawing Discourse National Exhibition” — 
University of North Carolina-AshevilleAsheville NC

• Cecil College, North East MD
“Following the Impulse: from Line to Form” — Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond LA

“Southeastern Annual Fine Art Showcase” — Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond LA

• University of South Carolina, Aiken SC
"Valdosta National Exhibition” — Valdosta State UniversityValdosta GA

• University of Mobile, Mobile AL

• Grambling State University, Grambling LA
“Crazy Eights” — St. Tammany Art Center,  Covington LA
“National Juried Exhibition” — The University of Mobile, Mobile AL (3rd Place Award)
• “9 x 12 Exhibition” — Fort Worth Arts CenterFort Worth TX
“Faculty Exhibition” — Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond LA

• City of North Charleston, Charleston SC

• Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission, Chapel Hill NC

• “Drawings on Paper” — Alejo Carpentier Galeria de Arte, Camagüey CUBA

• Coker College, Hartsville SC
• “International Print Exhibition" — Taller Experimental Graphica, Havana CUBA

• “Signals from Central Europe” — Central EU Gallery, Budapest HUNGARY

31st National Juried Exhibition — Anderson Arts CenterAnderson SC (Merit Award)
"Positive/Negative Twenty-One” — East Tennessee University, Johnson City TN
"Hungarian Multicultural Residency Exhibition" — Budapest HUNGARY

• University of Georgia, Athens GA
"2005 MFA Exhibition" — Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA
• “The Lyndon House 30th Juried Exhibition — Athens GA (Honorable Mention)
• Domingo Ravenet Galeria de Arte — Havana CUBA
"Works on Paper" — Spruill Gallery, Atlanta GA
"College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition" — Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA
"The Blended Family" — The Georgia Society of Contemporary Painters, Athens GA

• Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta GA
"Introductions" — The UpDown Gallery,  Athens GA
"Let Freedom Ring “ — OCAF Fine Arts Center,  Watkinsville GA
• "The Steak Show" — The Georgia Society of Contemporary Painters, Athens GA
"National Juried Exhibition" — Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston SC
"The Pin-Up Show" — Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - Atlanta GA
"Savannah Sidewalk Festival" — Savannah, GA
"Remember My Name: Eight Emerging Southeastern Artists" — Momus Gallery, Atlanta GA
"Contemporary Focus: Mirroring the Creative Self" — Earle B. Newton Center Museum for British and American Studies, Savannah GA

• "North Georgia Artists" — Georgia Humanities Center for the Arts, Tallulah Falls GA

Lamar Dodd School of Art Graduate Exhibition — Athens, GA
• Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah GA
• Artista Vista Group Exhibition, Columbia, SC
• City Art Gallery, Columbia SC
• Vista Studios 80808 Gallery, Columbia SC

• The Red Gallery (Invitational), Savannah GA
"AboutFace, An Artists' Group Exhibition" — Columbia, SC       

"Arts on the River National Juried Exhibition" — Savannah GA (Best of Show)

• Kaleidescape — City of Columbia, Columbia SC

“Convergence of Excellence” — Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah GA


• ZOA Gallery — Art For Peace Permanent Collection, Tel Aviv ISRAEL
• Louisburg CollegePermanent Collection, Louisburg NC

• Alejo Carpentier Galeria de Arte Universal, Camagüey CUBA
• Taller Experiamental Graphica, Havana CUBA
• Hungarian Multi-Cultural Center, Budapest HUNGARY
Georgia Southern University — Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection, Statesboro GA
• Savannah College of Art and Design — Permanent CollectionSavannah GA
• Southeastern Louisiana University — President’s Collection,  Hammond LA