Jake Troyli is an oil painter from St. Petersburg, Florida. A multi-ethnic man, Jake’s work is an examination of the condition and idea of Otherness. Utilizing a graphic style, a meticulous attention to detail, and subtle levity to inform thoughtful subject matter, Jake provides through his work an ongoing investigation of what it means to be the Other, and what happens when the role is shifted.
The series Jake will be debuting for Creative Pinellas is a self-portrait series, focusing on fatherlessness, and the artist’s relationship with his own father. The examination of portraiture as an expressive tool, translation of emotion into personae, and what it means to be a stereotype are all relevant concepts for these particular works.
Jake is a proliﬁc contributor to the local art scene, showing work throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough county, and has recently begun exhibiting in Orlando. He received his BFA from Lincoln Memorial University in 2013, and is currently pursuing his MFA in studio art from the University of South Florida.