Troy Montes Michie is an interdisciplinary painter and educator. Using collage as his methodology, Montes Michie engages with archives to reveal the complexity of the gaze and trouble the representation of powerful groups targeted for oppression. Employing an array of materials, Montes Michie investigates the influence of print media in mass culture, disrupting modes of consumption that historically erase and fetishize specific communities
Montes Michie’s recent solo exhibitions include Rock of Eye at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2022) and at The California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2022); Dishwater Holds No Images, Company Gallery, New York (2022). Other recent group exhibitions include those at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles; the Frist Art Museum, Nashville; ICA Los Angeles, Los Angeles; the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; The Momentary, Arkansas; Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma; Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands; The MAC Belfast, Ireland; The Shed, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; New Museum, New York; The Artist’s Institute, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. His work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Awards and residencies include Recess Art, the Emerging Artist Grant, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Philbrook Museum, OK; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; RISD Museum, RI; Ulster Museum, North Ireland; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London. He is a Lecturer in Visual Arts at Princeton University in New Jersey.