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The women of Troy Brooks present an elaborate pageantry of characters observed in allegorical settings. These women play out intimate scenes through a detailed visual language. They are usually caught in moments where something transformative has or is about to happen.
— JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE
Brooks’s gender questionable, powdery oil paintings of malicious matrons appear to have walked out of an Edward Gorey illustration after raiding Johnny Depp’s Alice In Wonderland costume rack.
— GLOBE AND MAIL
Haunting! Strikingly beautiful!
— EMPTY KINGDOM
Tough, edgy, tender, allusive, challenging, ethereal... Stunning works!
— OUTSIDE ART
Divine, cold, bewitching and otherworldly.
— BAITED HOOKS
Villains, heroines, and martyrs, sometimes all at once, all with his hauntingly humorous stretched-out twist.
— BOLD MAGAZINE
Brooks’s women seem to have a sort of eerie magnetism. Long and pale faces with crimson lips look outward from simple, but often bizarre surroundings.
— XTRA
Brooks’s female subjects are not what we might call beautiful in the traditional sense. But these oddly elongated, crystal eyed ladies are none the less compelling to look at. Each one seems to be a piece of a story that writes itself different for every viewer. One can’t help but wonder what lies beneath these contemplative faces... what have they seen?
— SHE WALKS SOFTLY
She is posed in weird environments of soft colors that match her pale white skin. Her abnormally stretched limbs are almost torturous-looking and unsettling, complimenting Brook’s bizarre themes.
— HI FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE
Exquisitely spectral femme fatales in unsettling interiors.
— ARTORONTO

Troy Brooks  C.V.  

Selected Exhibitions

  • Los Angeles, US • Solo Show (The B-Girls) • Corey Helford Gallery • December 2017 
  • San Francisco, US • Group Show (Femme to Femme Fatale) • Modern Eden Gallery • September 2016 
  • Los Angeles, US • Group Show (10th Anniversary) • Corey Helford Gallery • August 2016
  • Australia • Group Show (Happy) • 19 Karen Gallery • May 2016 
  • Berlin, Germany • Group Show • Pink Zeppelin Gallery • March 2016
  • New York, US • Group Show • Damien Roman Gallery • March 2016
  • London, England • Group Show (Decadents) • James Freeman Gallery • July 2016
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Hours Of Silence) • Gallery House • September 2016
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Veiled Hearts) • Gallery House • April 2016 
  • New York, US • Group Show • Arcadia Contemporary • November 2015
  • New York, US • Group Show (Lost Mitten Society) • Jonathan LeVine Gallery • January 2015 
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Parabolic) • Red Head Gallery • August 2015 
  • Berlin, Germany • Group Show (Smashing Suggestions) • Pink Zeppelin Gallery • November 2015 
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Scratch) • TAC Gallery • October 2014 
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Dragonseed) • Pentimento Gallery • June 2014
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Summer Salon) • Pentimento Gallery • May 2014
  • Montreal, Canada • Group Show • Galerie D'Avignon • December 2013
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (March Of The Velvets) • Pentimento Gallery • October 2013
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Summer Salon) • Pentimento Gallery • July 2013
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (The Fate And The Furies) • Pentimento Gallery • October 2012
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Summer Salon) • Pentimento Gallery • July 2012
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Voodoo) • Pentimento Gallery • February 2012
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Colossus) • Pentimento Gallery • October 2011
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Summer Salon) • Pentimento Gallery • July 2011
  • Toronto, Canada • Solo Show (Virago) • Pentimento Gallery • October 2010
  • Toronto, Canada • Group Show (Summer Salon) • Pentimento Gallery • July 2010