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About


Troy Ramos (b. 1975) BC, Michigan  
BA: Western Michigan University ('04)  Music & German
MA: University of York in England ('08) Music Composition

I am an artist, composer and curator. I'm aiming to create non-directional works with a sense of timelessness. Without the need to be somewhere, the works are free. They are allowed to be themselves, allowed to be anywhere and nowhere.
 
My works almost have no ending and no beginning. They are part of a loop, just like myself. Everything I create is part of a continuous process. And any idea I have, any work I present, is just a small part of a larger work. And so each individual work also functions as a departure point toward some other idea. From there I continue these artistic thoughts until I cannot.

I create sound works because I want to confront silence. These sound ideas are like objects that I transform into something completely new, or into familiar objects that are being described in a different way. And present these works with light or video installations, which I create so that observers can sit in the spaces I’ve constructed and experience themselves and the universe around them, hopefully in a thoughtful way. How listeners experience my works is up to them, of course. In time, the works hopefully become clearer.

My artworks are not sponges for humanity’s problems. They have their own meaning: themselves.


Art Premieres:

Sound Space (2018) Sound & Light Installation- ArtPrize 10, Grand Rapids, MI (*Winner of Pitch Night Detroit awarded by ArtPrize)
Phasing Moments (2017) Paintings, Video & Sound Installations- 60 Calhoun Gallery BC, MI
Various Photos & Sculptures (2017-2018) ArtHouse Hallway Gallery - Detroit, MI
Phasing Moments (2017) Video and Sound Installations- 60 Calhoun Gallery - BC, MI
Somewhere Between Hope & Fear (2015) Video  and Sound Installation - ArtWalk - BC, MI
Endlessly Illuminated (2013) Sound Installation- Portland Art Museum Empl. Art Show, Portland, OR

Curated Shows:

Sound Space (2018) Sound & Light Installation- ArtPrize 10, Grand Rapids, MI (*Winner of Pitch Night Detroit awarded by ArtPrize)
Phasing Moments (2017) Paintings, Video & Sound Installations- 60 Calhoun Gallery BC, MI
ArtHouse Hallway Gallery (2017) Paintings, Photos, Sketches Sculptures- Detroit, MI
Northside Art Show (2017) ArtHouse Gallery, BC, MI
Between the Lines (2015) Paintings & Sound Installations Rogue Gallery - BC, MI

Music Releases:

Sound Space (2018) Sound Work from the 'Sound & Light Installation at ArtPrize 10' in Grand Rapids, MI (*Winner of Pitch Night Detroit awarded by ArtPrize)
Electric Ape Theory (2018) Electronic Sound Art Album troyramos.bandcamp.com
Twelve Stars (2017) Piano Sounds Album troyramos.bandcamp.com
Birth of a Ghost Bike (2017) Electronic Sound Art troyramos.bandcamp.com
Sonic Sketches (2015) Piano and Electronics on iTunes, Amazon

Host of ArtHouse Radio and Troy Meets World
ArtHouse Radio and Troy Meets World are arts-based podcast with discussions, archived interviews and new music.  There are over 140 episodes of ArtHouse Radio and Troy Meets World is a baby with only 20. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and elsewhere. ArtHouse Radio and Troy Meets World are subsidiaries of ArtHouse 43, LLC, an arts organization which I founded in 2015. I continue to serve as President/CEO of ArtHouse 43. More info at www.ArtHouse43.com