Organization: Troy Duff Art
Bio: Troy Duff is a graffiti and fine artist based out of East Nashville, Tennessee. His passion lies in public art and a spontaneous creative process. Through graffiti, he pays tribute to the lost art of penmanship. It is how he became the creator of his own font. Troy followed his passion west to Los Angeles, California. It was where the art form had originally became popular, and he quickly launched a career airbrushing surfboards and designer clothing. The entrepreneur founded his own brand, Duff Couture, sold in regional boutiques as well as overseas. In between acting and modeling, Troy returned home to study at Nossi College of Art. His commercial art and graphic design degree began a trajectory of straddling the gallery and graffiti worlds. One day he would rock out a drippy tag on the Venice Beach boardwalk and the next he would showcase at Miami’s Art Basel. In 2006, he returned to Nashville to focus on fine art, but found that Music City craved his grittier styles. Troy began receiving calls from corporations requesting live graffiti demos. The raw, street art canvases he created appealed to Calvin Klein, Converse and the Dish Network. The events made graffiti more approachable and Troy relished employing his background in performance art. Troy wants graffiti to be a means of connecting with the community. He wants his art to be accessible and assembled like a puzzle. It is a challenge both for himself and the viewer, and when he creates it, it is the moment when he feels most alive.
Troy Duff will be presenting:
At 2:45PM-3:30PM, in Illustration 2
Street artist Troy Duff discusses the world of being a working street artist.
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