Troy Wingard Israel Chalk Drawing Portrait Portraiture

 Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Demonstration in Herzliya, Israel


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 teaching what he has personally researched about its theory, development, and promotion. 

Troy's numerous works explore questions centering on identity, culture, and individualism within the context of contemporary artists and creatives. His works have been exhibited extensively in the United States, including both group 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 selected and showcased in two separate editions of New American Paintings.


Beginning in 2003 , Troy started his academic career by being awarded a teaching assistantship during his graduate studies and in 2005 was hired to teach as an adjunct professor within the Lamar Dodd School of Art's Drawing & Painting Department at the University of Georgia for over two years.  For four years, 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 as an assistant professor with Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Visual Art and served as an instructor, as well as the foundations coordinator and undergraduate coordinator for the department.  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.

While living in Israel between 2016 and 2018 as an artist and lecturer, Troy was the recipient of the competitive FLO Professional Development Fellowship by the United States Department of State, which helped him to pursue postgraduate study in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  His research involved utilizing Israeli performing arts institutions as case studies to examine arts management systems and the nonprofit ideologies of creative economies between the State of Israel and the United States.

Currently, Troy is working as a professional artist and lecturer.  He 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 teaching artist with the South Carolina Art Commission's Art in Education (AIE) program.



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

     • Brambleton Library — Brambleton, VA (spring of 2021)

Ashburn Public Library — Ashburn, VA
     • Gum Springs Library — Stone Ridge, VA
     • Cascades Library — Sterling, VA

     • "Savannah Art Walk" with
Marion B. Mason, Savannah, GA
     • "Expressions Portrait Exhibition" (3rd Place Award Winner) — ArtSpace Herndon , Herndon, VA

    • "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

    • "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