about

 

 

Born 1972 in Southern Ontario, Canada. I had no formal training. My teachers in the visual arts were the photographers and lighting technicians of the old Hollywood studio system. I learned how to draw and paint from vintage movie stills. I learned the art of visual story telling from watching those stills come to life in late night movies in the days before infomercials and reality TV. Symbolism was a quiet language I learned from growing up gay in the 70’s and 80’s. I live and make my art in a converted 19th century bank in Ontario, Canada.

Contact Troy Brooks directly @ 

info@troybrooks.com

 

 

Brooks has garnered an international reputation for his disproportioned “girls,” a continuing body of work that revolves around female characters who assert their strength, glamour, danger, or apathy toward the viewer.” 
- HI-FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE
“A typical Brooks she-devil has an elongated face and body, is dead white, dressed elaborately, surrounded by weird animal familiars and/or horrific accidents and is perhaps transgendered.
GLOBE AND MAIL
With a unique style that is instantly recognizable, Brooks uses vivid splashes of carnelian red to emphasize and shock, wonderfully realized swirls of smoke to announce the ephemeral, all centred around his gorgeously androgynous film-noir inspired female protagonists. ” 
BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE

Selected Press Links

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • August 2020 - Los Angeles, US - Through A Glass Darkly - Corey Helford Gallery

  • July 2020 - Melbourne, Australia - Lucid - Beinart Gallery

  • December 14, 2019 - New York, US - RITUAL - HAVEN GALLERY

  • May 2019 - Los Angeles, US - Anniversary Exhibition - Corey Helford Gallery

  • May 2019 - Berlin, Germany - GAIA REBORN - Urban Nation Museum

  • March 2019 - Paris, France - Hey! #4 - Halle Saint Pierre Museum

  • March 2019 - New York, NY, US - Scope Art Show

  • September 2018 - San Francisco, US - Ephemeral - Modern Eden Gallery

  • May 2018 - Soho, New York, US - 35th Anniversary exhibition - AFA Gallery

  • May 2018 - Melbourne, Australia - Beyond The Familiar - Outré Gallery

  • February 2018 - Los Angeles, US - Skinwalker - Corey Helford Gallery

  • December 2017 - New York, US - Small Works - AFA Gallery

  • August 2017 - Toronto, Canada - Shinigami - Red Head Gallery

  • December 2017 - Los Angeles, US - The B-Girls - Corey Helford Gallery

  • September 2016 - San Francisco, US - Femme to Femme Fatale - Modern Eden Gallery

  • August 2016 - Los Angeles, US - (10th Anniversary) - Corey Helford Gallery

  • May 2016 - Australia - Happy - 19 Karen Gallery

  • March 2016 - Berlin, Germany - Black Hearts - Pink Zeppelin Gallery 

  • March 2016 - New York, US - Damien Roman Gallery

  • July 2016 - London, England - Decadents - James Freeman Gallery

  • September 2016 - Toronto, Canada - Hours Of Silence - Gallery House

  • April 2016 - Toronto, Canada - Veiled Hearts - Gallery House

  • November 2015 - New York, US - Arcadia Contemporary

  • January 2015 - New York, US - Lost Mitten Society - Jonathan LeVine Gallery

  • August 2015 - Toronto, Canada - Parabolic - Red Head Gallery

  • November 2015 - Berlin, Germany - Smashing - Pink Zeppelin Gallery

  • October 2014 - Toronto, Canada - Scratch - TAC Gallery

  • June 2014 - Toronto, Canada - Dragonseed - Pentimento Gallery

  • May 2014 - Toronto, Canada - Summer Salon - Pentimento Gallery

  • December 2013 - Montreal, Canada - Galerie D'Avignon

  • October 2013 - Toronto, Canada - March Of The Velvets - Pentimento Gallery