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Troy L. Holleman is an artist, educator, and independent curator based out of Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he lived tell 2012. He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Intermediary from the Herron School of Art and Design, in 2015.
After undergrad, he moved to Philadelphia to receive his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography with a certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Since receiving his MFA in 2017, he has been teaching at Temple University and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. While at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, he has created two courses, Web Art: Creative Expression and Promotion and Emerging Lens Based Technology.
Most recently, he exhibited two diptychs at the 2018 Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China. He closed his latest solo exhibition “Night Gives Way” of new interdisciplinary and interactive works at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in February of 2019. He spoke at the 2019 Society for Photographic Education Mid Atlantic conference on “How Social Media and Technology are Changing Lens Based Practices” at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. He also exhibited his piece “Still Burning”, made in 2017, an archival inkjet print with bee’s wax and candle wax melted onto the face.
Since his latest exhibition has focused his research into occultism, alchemy, and ancient religious ideologies, and how they can harmonize with emerging technology to change our traditional approaches to the experience of art and the white cube. Using such things as projection mapping, micro-controls, sensors, and dabbling in stage design software create works that acknowledge and react to the viewer. In conjunction with mysticism, the use of technology is used to develop captivating experiences for all who experience it.
Herron School of Art and Design - BFA
Tyler School of Art- Temple University - MFA