Troy is an installation artist and scenographer. Art Installations include: Freaks | A Performative Installation, Ei! Marionettas (2020), Porto Portugal, Escape to Beira, (2014) ARTErra Portugal, Apparitions (2015) Arteles Finland and Aurora ON (2018), and Static Apnea, Performance Arcade, NZ (2016) and American Vicarious NYC (2020) , Paracosms (2018), Lee Contemporary Art. Art commissions: The Wisdom Tree (2015), Glimmerglass Festival and Espreitar Tondela (2016), Arterra, Tondela, Portugal. His work has been exhibited internationally including Toronto, London, Prague, Netherlands, New York, His artworks have been supported by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Arts Council grants. Scenographer for 300+ productions for various off-Broadway, regional and opera companies across the USA, Canada and internationally; including Glimmerglass Festival, The New Victory, New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Guthrie and Classical Theatre of Harlem. Troy directed and designed the digital scenography for Philip Glass’ opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, Mannes, NYC in 2018. Troy is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario.
Troy has designed, taught or guest lectured at New York University, The Juilliard School, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Halloway University of London, U. of Connecticut, Williams College, Duke University, Queens College, Syracuse University, Cornell University, Dalhousie University and the University of Minho, Portugal.
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
2021 Positive Liberty / Negative Liberty | A Performative Installation, The American Vicarious at The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn NY. Created by Chris McElroen, art installation by Troy Hourie
2020 Static Apnea | A Performative Installation, The American Vicarious at The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn NY. Created by Chris McElroen, art installation by Troy Hourie
2020 AUDELCO Award Nomination for Excellence in Black Theatre, Best Set Design for A(loft) Modulation at The American Vicarious at The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn NY. Created by Chris McElroen, scenic design by Troy Hourie
2020 Odditimes | A Tragic Comedy in Pandemic Times, a new puppetry piece created by Troy Hourie. Collaborators Andrew Gaboury and Colleen Snell. Aurora ON.
2020 Making Gay History, Provincetown Playhouse, New York University. Adapted and directed by Joe Salvatore from podcast by Eric Marcus. Scenic Design by Troy Hourie
2019 A(loft) Modulation, The American Vicarious, off broadway NYC. Directed by Chris McElroen, Set Design by Troy Hourie
2019 Freaks | A Performative Installation at Ei! Marionettas Festival, Porto Portugal. Created by Troy Hourie. Collaborators: enVide neFelibata, Andrew Gaboury and Jeremiah Owens.
2018 Apparitions, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora ON. Art installation by Troy Hourie. Previous iterations in the MAPLAB in Utrecht Netherlands, Arteles Art Residency in Finland and Artscape Gibralter in Toronto.
2016 Espreitar Tondela, Site Specific landscape works; Perplexidade, Tranquilidade and Entre Lacos. Portugal. Commissioned by town of Tondela and ARTErra Artist Residency. Created by Troy Hourie
2016 Static Apnea | A Performative Installation, The Performance Arcade, Wellington NZ. Created by Chris McElroen, art installation by Troy Hourie
2015 Ga(y)ze, Site Specific performance, Union Square, NYC. Created by Joe Salvatore and Troy Hourie
2015 Enchanted Spaces | The Wisdom Tree, an immersive Indigenous landscape installation. Commission by Glimmerglass Festival, NY. Created by Troy Hourie