TROY ZAUSHNY is a printmaker, painter, and muralist from New London, Ct. His work is a contemplation of the natural world, consciousness, and spiritual identity as they are being transformed by science and technology. Though incorporating imagery from popular culture, observation, and dreams, his rich colorful visions also explore the influences of faith and fantasy on our evolution.
Troy has recently received a Public Art Community Project grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) - Office of the Arts. His project,“The Art of Community Protection and Service” guided a group of New London area High School students through the entire process of creating a collaborative public artwork in the New London Police Headquarters.
This commission followed two other mural projects in New London in the past five years including the reproduction of “The Ladies” mural at the Hygienic, and creation of “The Hard Hat Painters” mural on Golden St. also funded by the Connecticut DECD Office of the Arts.
Earlier in 2016 Troy was invited by ‘Ethiopia Reads’ to be a part of “Ethiopian Odyssey II”, a painting tour of Maji, Ethiopia; and to participate in a creating a series of children’s books for publication and distribution throughout the country. Also invited on this tour were Ethiopian artists Yacob Bizuneh and Nahosenay Negussie, both who attended artist workshops taught by Troy at the Alle School of Art and Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during a residency there in 2012.
Following his trip to Ethiopia, Troy was honored to be invited to Bulgaria by Griffis and Orpheus Foundations to enjoy a residency in the remote village of Polkovnik Serafimovo, followed by an exhibition in its capital city of Sofia.