Troy C. Frantz - Visual Artist
I am a visual artist who works in oils, sculpture, drawings, as well as digital.
2009 - 2010: Art Student’s League, NYC. Figure painting and drawing with Jon DeMartin & Dan Thompson.
2007 - 2009: Grand Central Art Academy, NYC. Figure and cast painting & drawing in the French-19th Century American Academic Tradition.
2004 - 2007: Bridgeview School of Art, & LIC Sculpture School Queens, NY.
Sculpture, anatomy, figure and cast painting & drawing in the Russian Academic Tradition.
2002 - 2004: BFA, Magna Cum Laude, FIT-SUNY, Manhattan, NY. Illustration & Oil painting
2001: Grand Rapids Community College for an on site painting/drawing course in Greece.
1998-2000: While working as a Driver for the Tibetan monks of Gaden Jangtse Monastery I studied under Dr. Lobsang Tenzin the grids and symbolism of Tibetan Mandala designs.
1994-1998: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI. Associates Degree in Applied Arts and Science. Dual Major in Graphic design and Fine arts (e.g. Architectural Rendering with Pencils, Pen and Ink. Life drawing studies.)
Organized Tibetan Art and group show at Off The Wall Gallery, Kingston NY. Featuring the monks of Gaden Jangtse Monastery making a 4 foot sand mandala.
Shows & Collections:
I have exhibited in include numerous shows at Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NYC. Solo show at Amarin Cafe- Brooklyn. Group shows at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM.) Group shows with Circle Arts at Soto Clemente Gallery & Jeffrey’s Meat Market, NYC. Student Shows through Bridgeview School of Art and FIT-SUNY in various locations throught NYC. Group shows at Off The Wall Gallery & Up Front Art, Kingston, New York. Benefit auction for Tibetan monks in Los Angeles. Student shows through Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Museum of Fine Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey Michigan.
2 of my sculptures are in the permanent collection of Williamsburg Art & Historic Center. An oil painting of Adam and Eve, that was exhibited in John Milton’s 400th Anniversary Birthday Bash at Williamsburg Art & Historic Center is now in the permanent collection of John Milton expert Proffesor Robert Wickenheiser of University of South Carolina.
As a working artist- I have done scenic backdrop’s for Hip Hop Educator Gustav Gauntlett’s play “Mama Nature,” which premiered at Newyorican Poetry Club, NYC. Illustrations for Literature Professor Carter Kaplan’s journal Emmanations. Graphic design and illustration work for the songwriter of “I Love Rock & Roll” Alan Merril. Album cover art for internationally renowned The Hungry March Band.