Born in Ottawa, but passed the most part of his life in Montreal, Troy Lovegates also known as Other did a lot a graffitis mostly on trains. This passion for trains suits very well his bohemian lifestyle. He has exhibited his work throughout a large number of venues around the world and got many artist residencies. His work has been featured in art magazines and won many awards. He also received different grants for his work, most of them from the Canada Council for the arts. He’s currently living in California.
Dec – Installation, Royal Ontario Museum, Institute For Contemporary Culture, Toronto,
Nov – Mural, Barcelona Festival of Contemporary Art, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
Nov – Hope& Despair, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin, Ireland
Dec – Painting Under Pressure, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Nov – Hinterland Who’s Who, Upper Playground, San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov – Moniker, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX, USA
Sept – Static-Free, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, CO, USA
April – Off Grid, Ottawa Gallery of Art, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Aug – Untitled, 401, Pr1mary Space, Detroit, MI, USA
June – Opposition Party, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
April – Tundra Kids, Objex Artspace, Miami, FL, USA
Sept – Hype, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
March – Pretty Gritty, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan – The Language of the Railroad, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX, USA
July – Perfect Day, Sanctuary Gallery, Burlington, VT, USA
Jan – Yobro at the Oboro, Oboro Gallery, Montreal, Canada
March – Out For Fame, Transart, Montreal, QC, Canada
Aug – Soy and Other, Isart Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Canada Council of the Arts – Production grant to create a hand made book about trains.
Canada Council of the Arts – Travel grant from the for Nov-Dec. to create a mural within the Centre de Cultura Contemporania De Barcelona in Spain.
Quebec – Ameriques pour la Jeunesse – Travel grant to work in Lima, Peru on a mural project with local young aspiring muralists during the month of February.
Canada council of the arts – Travel grant in October.
Participation in a panel discussion on the role of street art in today’s society at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, England.
Canada Council for the Arts December 2002 – Travel grant to attend the group art show “The Language of the Railroad” in Austin, Texas from Jan.9th – Jan.30th 2003.