Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
About Iva Troj
Contemporary Art Excellence Artist of The Year 2016 and 2013 Towry Best of East England Award Winner, Iva Troj seamlessly incorporates her vast experience of traditional painting techniques with postmodern elements to create engaging Renaissance-style works that challenge the notion of societal conformity. Born in Bulgaria, based in Scandinavia and the UK, Troj creates work originating fundamentally in the crossing of two realities: the one she grew up in and the one she has embraced. “I’ve been told I have artistic talents since I was a little girl. The problem was I spent most of my time worrying about the meaning of it all. I grew up in a rough neighborhood, in the outskirts of Plovdiv. At times it felt like the whole place was full of violent men. My family was very strict, loving and protective of me so I managed to keep my head above water. I had to. I had talents and with talents came purpose. Art confused the life out of me nevertheless. I searched for answers and inspiration in books and magazines, but they were all full of submissive naked women, always looking in mirrors combing their hair, getting ready for bed, being chased, seduced, on their knees, or laid bare everywhere possible. They all looked like dolls in a strange play that a man somewhere was directing. I so wanted to just go in there and change them all.”
- Master's Degree University of Boras, Sweden;
- BA, Media Studies at University of Södertörn, Stockholm, SWE;
- Theatre Studies at University of Stockholm, SWE;
- Design Management at Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, SWE;
- Printmaking at CCAC, CA, USA;
- Art & Design at T.L. College of The Arts.
BICHARD.TROJ Stockholm, The Castle, Sweden 2015
DYNAMITE GALLERY Brighton, UK - April 2016
COOMBE Gallery Dartmouth, Devon, UK
R E C E N T
Mayfair London with Roberta Moore Contemporary & LAHD Gallery Dubai - 90 Piccadilly // 6-16th May 2015.
Cameron Contemporary in Brighton, UK - Oct, 2014.
Solo Exhibit at IMITATE MODERN in London, UK
Roberta Moore Contemporary presents "My Dear Foe"
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR Hampstead, London
WINNER of TOWRY BEST of EAST ENGLAND ART AWARD; ROYAL COLLEGE of ART, London
LLOYDS CLUB GALLERY London
LUMEN 50 GLOBAL TOUR:
January 22-26, 2013: London, Gallery 27, Cork Street
February 7-10, 2013: Riga, Latvia, Robert's Books
February 23 - March 3, 2013: Shanghai, FQ Projects
March 8-16, 2013: Hong Kong, Plum Blossoms Art Gallery; June, 2013: Cardiff, Wales - Arcade Cardiff
November 1-10th, 2013: Gallery 61, 16 W61st New York City, USA
Exhibition SLAKTHUSET, Stockholm – 2011
Exhibition SCANDIC ANGLAIS, Stockholm - 2010