Conceptual Installation Artist
This site contains my 1990s Land Art or Earthworks Sculpture, site-specific outdoor art.
Other conceptual concerns include art-about-trauma and memory.
My first solo exhibit was at Whitman (liberal arts) College, Walla Walla, Washington in 1993 and most recent at Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, June 2014.
Life has particular turning points -- and one of those times, for me, was the creation and production of a public, community-based artwork/event in The Waterworks, an "interface zone" neighborhood park in Belfast, in the summer of 1999. It was a part of an outdoor, international art exhibit throughout the city, entitled Horsehead International (a show which had had a previous 10 year infamous reputation in the wilds of Seattle, WA, USA; curator Matthew Lennon).
Since that time, my Canada Council funded Linen Memorial, a sewn creation of many hands, reflecting upon The Past and the troubles conflict, 66 - 06 (40 years of horrific sectarianism) www.linenmemorial.org and www.linenmemorialcommunity.org has toured extensively; most recently in South Down, Northern Ireland after being a part of an International Biennale in Quebec (a note on the latter: fully curated into the show as a whole; some other notes on the net are inaccurate in that regard).
Arts communities which I feel a part of are: Vancouver, BC (where I was raised) and Toronto (my most recent Canadian "home" and Northern Ireland (my homeland, where I was born); as well I have a special affinity for Detroit, USA after spending my MFA (sculpture) training in its suburbs at Cranbrook Art Academy. Australia is my adopted country, having obtained citizenship in 2007 and spending most of my 30s there.
Sessional and visiting lectureships in both artist and art historian roles have enabled me to contribute to learners' lives in such distant locations as Quito, South America, Taiwan and at the "top and bottom ends" of Australia: Darwin and Tasmania.
Enjoy my website and I welcome comments and new connections through my Facebook "fan site" or LinkedIn.
Thank you for visiting.
Dr. Lycia Trouton
(b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1967).
Also, here is a new publication in which I have an essay: Tapestries from 40 top international artists representing three generations. This one-of-a-kind collection of works was curated by the author, Carol Russell, for an exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, in 2015. Included are essays by the curator, as well as by Archie Brennan, Christine Laffer, and Dr Lycia Trouton. Click here.