Troy Stanley is a sculpture and mixed media artist currently living and working in Houston Texas. Upon receiving his degree in sculpture from the University of Houston in 2005, Troy began his professional career with a solo exhibition at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. In 2007 he attended the prestigious residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and shortly after attended the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residency in Nebraska. He is the recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist Grant, and has been on the Short List for the international residency at Art PACE in San Antonio Texas.-
"My work typically explores the relationships in and around what is perceived as life and what is perceived as objects. Working in constructivist and constructivism canon, I attempt to shift materials and objects towards a perceivable life-like essence. Vice- versa I reduce living things to that of a mere object or function. Through this I hope to create a situation that would influence the viewer to redefine their own mental constructs of their environment."