Troy Wingard Israel Chalk Drawing Portrait Portraiture

 Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Demonstration in Herzliya, Israel

PERSONAL PROFILE

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 works explore questions centering on identity, culture, and individualism within a modern context. His works have been exhibited extensively in the United States, including gallery and solo exhibitions in Havana, Cuba; Budapest, Hungary; Camagüey, Cuba, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Over the course of his career, he has also been a 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.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Beginning in 2003 , Troy started his academic career by being awarded a teaching assistantship during his graduate studies, and later served at an adjunct professor, 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 teaching  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 in 2012, he was hired as a full-time instructor and program coordinator for the School of Design at the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles.

Currently, Troy is one of 38 teaching artists approved by the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VAC) to conduct lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and artist residences statewide for public schools and community organizations through the VAC's Arts in Education (AIE) program.  Troy also serves as a professional teaching artist with the South Carolina Art Commission's Art in Education (AIE) program.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

Spring 2020
     • Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery — 
Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD

2018
    • "MILK & HONEY"
— 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

2017
    • "INDELIBLE MARKS" — Green Gallery Group, Arsuf Kedem, ISRAEL

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

2016
     • American Recreation Center, Kfar Shmaryahu, ISRAEL

2015
     • IPAR-Initiative for Public Art Reston
(Chalkfest Event), Reston, VA

2013
     • Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC

2012
    • Louisburg College, Louisburg NC
    • “Ai Faculty Exhibition” — Art Institute of Washington-DullesSterling VA

    • Bluefield College, Bluefield VA

2011
    • “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

2010
    • “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

2009
    • 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

2008
    • City of North Charleston, Charleston SC

    • Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission, Chapel Hill NC

2007
    • “Drawings on Paper” — Alejo Carpentier Galeria de Arte, Camagüey CUBA

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

2006
    • “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

2005
    • 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

2004
    • 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


2003
    • "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

2001
    • 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)

2000
    • Kaleidescape — City of Columbia, Columbia SC

    • “Convergence of Excellence” — Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah GA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

    • 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