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TROY MICHIE

DEPICTING SHAKA SENGHOR

"My work is in dialogue with the political discourse of collage. My process incorporates various materials, using photographs and other found objects. Through material, form accentuates the past, placing histories in our present. Through the body, I explore the shifting narratives of identity through the lenses of ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality. Growing up in a border town in West Texas has affected my artistic practice. My most recent project examines the cultural significance of the zoot suit.” —Troy Michie

<i>In the Wake</i> [Shaka Senghor], 2018. Troy Michie. Courtesy of the artist.
In the Wake [Shaka Senghor], 2018. Troy Michie. Courtesy of the artist.
Troy Michie

Image Credit: Christian Defonte

Artist

Troy Michie

Troy Michie received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. He has shown work at the New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch, The Shed, and most recently in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. A native of El Paso, Texas, he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Shaka Senghor

[Shaka Senghor], 2016. Shawn Lee of SHAWN LEE STUDIOS.

Man of Change

Shaka Senghor


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