Chaney Trotter is an oil painter and installation artist hailing from Houston, Texas.  Trotter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, her Post-Baccalaureate degree from Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design.


Trotter’s work interweaves the realms of science and mythology by constructing immersive environments and relics that are totemic in nature.  These icons blend both natural and manmade forces into single entities, utilizing stories from the past as a platform for intricate narratives about the present.  Her paintings and installations construct these methodologies through a myriad of iconographies, archaic symbols, and contemporary characters caught in the flux of modern myth-making, addressing the way that belief systems rooted in logic and/or mysticism consistently shift power unto one another.

Trotter has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Artnet News, Gothamist, Artlog, Hyperallergic, What Weekly Magazine, Artist Portfolio Magazine, and others.  She has exhibited work across the United States, primarily in California, Baltimore, Texas, and New York City.  She currently lives in Manhattan and works out of her studio in Long Island City. 

For more information please visit: www.chaneytrotter.com

Endogenous Dwelling , 120" x 144" x 96" / Grass sod, galvanized netting, zip ties, plant lights / 2011

Endogenous Dwelling, 120" x 144" x 96" / Grass sod, galvanized netting, zip ties, plant lights / 2011

Infinity Path

Infinity Path