Troy Dugas is a native of Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and his Master of Fine Art from the Pratt Institute in New York. His work is in several collections including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, California. He has been featured in numerous publications including Open Studios Press’ juried publication New American Paintings, the inaugural issue of Studio Visit Magazine (also a juried publication), the New Orleans Art Review, and David Rubin’s book “Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s.” In 2012, Dugas was included in the Oxford American Magazine article "The New Superstars of Southern Art." He has received numerous accolades including a fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the 2009-2010 Pollock-Krasner Grant.