Statement 

"I draw and paint still lifes, portraits, figures and landscapes, taking inspiration and guidance from nature and the classical realist tradition. I see beauty in the most humble of things, and it is my intention to create work in praise of that beauty, as a means to uplift humanity in my own small but honest way." - Troy Argyros

 

Biography

 

Troy Argyros holds a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts Education from Monash University, and studied at The Florence Academy of Art from 2017 to 2020. He has also studied intermittently at The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, and at the country estate of Daniela Astone in Tuscany.

 

Troy has exhibited his work in group shows throughout Australia, including The AME Bale Traveling Scholarship, has held six solo exhibitions in Melbourne, and is included in several private collections internationally including that of the founder of The Florence Academy of Art, Daniel Graves. Troy is a tutor at Melbourne Studio of Art and Fitzroy Painting, where he teaches academic drawing and painting. In 2017, he was awarded 1st Prize in The Graeme Hildebrand Prize for Young and Emerging Artists in the oil painting category, in 2019 undertook an artist residency at Casa Lu in Mexico City, and in 2020 painted full time to create his solo exhibition "Awakening" at Melbourne Studio of Art. Troy recently relocated to Ballarat, Victoria, and is painting, offering private tuition and by-appointment art viewings, beneath the clean southern light of his studio "Erindale" on Raglan Street. 

 

 

Education

2020 Painting Program, The Florence Academy of Art, Florence (Third Year)

2013 Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts Education, Monash University, Melbourne

2012 Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting, Monash University, Melbourne

2009 Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft, Holmesglen TAFE, Melbourne

2016 Figure Drawing Workshop, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

2015 Figure Painting Workshop, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

2014 Figure Painting Workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Florence

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021 'Awakening', Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick, Victoria

2018 'Cosmos', Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick, Victoria

2017 'Small Pictures', Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick, Victoria

2015 'Fragments of Florence', Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne

2014 'Cultural Entomology', Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

2013 'You Have Been Loved', Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy North, Victoria

 

Group Exhibitions

2021 AME Bale Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield, Victoria

2020 BAM Art Prize, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, New South Wales 

Tony White Memorial Art Prize, Kangaroo Valley Hall Gallery, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales 

2019 The Kennedy Prize, Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, Adelaide

2018 AME Bale Traveling Scholarship Exhibition, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield, Victoria

2017 Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, New South Wales

2016 Art Town, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Prahran, Victoria 

2015 Re/Collected, Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria

40 x 40 Art Prize and Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

2014 AME Bale Traveling Scholarship Exhibition, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield, Victoria 

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour (2nd consecutive year)

Postcard Prize, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Victoria

Lethbridge 10,000, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Queensland

2013 Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

Art Town, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Prahran, Victoria (3rd consecutive year)

 

Awards

2017 1st Prize, Graeme Hildebrand Prize for Young and Emerging Artists (oil painting category)

2014 Summer Scholarship recipient; 4 week figure painting workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Florence

2013 2nd Prize, Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

1st Prize, Art Town, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Prahran, Victoria

2012 2nd Prize, Art Town, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Prahran, Victoria

2011 3rd Prize, Art Town, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Prahran, Victoria

2006 Deans Art Scholarship, Ashwood College, Ashwood, Victoria

 

Teaching 

2020 - present, Academic Drawing and Painting Tutor, Fitzroy Painting, Fitzroy, Victoria

2017 - present, Academic Drawing and Painting Tutor, Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick, Victoria

Artist Residency

2019 Casa Lu, Parque Hundido, Mexico City, Mexico

 

© 2020 Troy Argyros.