Troy Colby

Troy Colby


Troy was born and raised in a small rural farming community. Living in rural America has been the backdrop and setting that have helped Troy refine his vision. In the past few years he has chosen to work with his son in creating handcrafted worlds. Together they have found a love of recreating dreams and haunting emotions.
Troy holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and is currently working on his MFA. His work has been seen in Black and White Magazine, Plates to Pixels, F-Stop, Adore Noir Magazine and is a 2015 Critical Mass finalist; along with galleries from Miami to Portland.



  • 2015, 28th Members Only Show / Texas Photographic Society, Juror: Keith Carter
  • 2015, Candela Unbound 4 / Richmond, VA Juror: Gordan Stettinius
  • 2015, The Hand Magazine / Potter Gallery Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
  • 2014, A Midnight Eerie, PhotoSynthesis / Gallery 136 1/2, Manchester, CT Juror: Jessica Somers, Photographer
  • 2014, Dreams, Fantasies and Illusions / Photoplace Gallery, Middleberry, VT Juror: Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn
  • 2014, Photoworld, New York Photo Festival / New York, NY
  • 2014, Black and White, NYC4P / New York, NY Juror: Mark Sink, Photographer
  • 2014, Academy of Art University
  • 2014 Spring Show / San Francisco, CA
  • 2014, Visual Narrative Exhibition / Mpls Photo Center-Minneapolis, MN Juror: Susan Burnstine, Photographer
  • 2013, The Return / Presented by The Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence, KS
  • 2013, Imagine Realities / Photoplace Gallery, Middleberry, VT Juror: Robert and Shana Parkeharrison, Photographers
  • 2013, Last Spooky Show / Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR Juror: Michael and Chelsea Granger, Curators
  • 2013, Curiouser and Curiouser / Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Juror: Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine
  • 2013, Photocraft 2 / Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR Juror: Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine
  • 2013, Members Only 26th / Texas Photographic Society, TX Juror: Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic Magazine
  • 2013, In Bloom / DarkRoom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT Juror: Mark and Kristen Sink, Photographer
  • 2013, Spring Show / Academy of Art University
  • 2013, Juried Exhibition
  • 2013, Center for Photographic Art / Carmel, CA Juror: Dean Brierly and Chris Johnson
  • 2012, The Unreal / The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VT Juror: Ken Rosenthal, Photographer
  • 2012, PhotoSpiva National Photography Competition and Exhibition, Joplin, Mo Juror: Deborah Klochko / Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts
  • 2012, Spooky Show lV / Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR Juror: Russell Joslin, Shots Magazine
  • 2012, Summer Photo Show / The Lunchbox Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2012, TPS 21 / Texas Photographic Society Juror: Aline Smithison, Photographer, Educator
  • 2012, Secrets and Mysteries / Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT Juror: Catherine Edelman, Curator
  • 2012, Alternative Realities / PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Juror: Laura Moya , Director of Photolucida
  • 2012, Spring Show / Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012, Play / A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX Juror: Angela Bacon-Kidwell, Photographer
  • 2012, Compe 12 / Onward Photo Festival, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Todd Hido, Educator, Photographer
  • 2012, Imagination / A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX Juror: Aline Smithson, Photographer
  • 2011, Uncanny: Surreal Photography / PhotoPlace Gallery, MiddleBury, VT Juror: Russell Joslin, Shots Magazine
  • 2012-2011, The Dream of Flight / RoHo Photo Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2011, Beginnings: Stories and Starting Points / Photo Filter Festival Exhibition, Chicago, IL Juror: Deborah Klochko, Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts
  • 2011, Summer Photo Show / The LunchBox Gallery, Miami, FL 2011, Layers, RoHo Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2011, The Photographic Experience / Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM Juror: Mary Anne Redding, Critic, Curator
  • 2011, Point of View / RoHo Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Publications & Interviews

  • The Hand Magazine, Black and White Magazine, Enchantment, Adore Noir Magazine Black and White Fine Art Photography, COOPH, The Kansas City Star, Hartford Courant, Lenscratch, PDN, RAW Artists, The Northerner, F-Stop Magazine.


  • 2015, Critical Mass / Finalist
  • 2014, Photoplace Gallery / Middlebury VT. Directors Choice
  • 2014, PhotoSynthesis / Gallery 136 1/5 Manchester, CT. 3rd Place
  • 2014, NYC4P New York / NY. 3rd Place
  • 2014, Mpls Photo Center-Minneapolis / MN. Honorable Mention
  • 2013, Dark Room Gallery / Essex Junction, VT. Honorable Mention
  • 2011, Black & White Color Magazine / Bronze Award
  • 2011 Ron Howards Imagination Project / Semi Finalist
  • 2011, RoHo Gallery Cincinnati / OH. 1st prize
  • 2011, Point of View 2011 / RoHo Gallery. Merit Award

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