Ray Troll, born in New York, earned his BA from Bethany College in 1977 and an MFA in studio arts from Washington State University in 1981. He has been an Alaska resident since 1983. Troll’s zany, comical and surreal art has been featured on the Discovery Channel, multiple magazines and newspapers, public murals, and in galleries and museums such as the Denver Museum of Natural Science and the California Academy of Sciences. Troll has created artwork for various conservation organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. He has illustrated several children’s books, and recently released an album with music from his group, “Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers.” He and his wife, Michelle, own and operate SOHO COHO Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery in Ketchikan.
Artist’s website: http://www.trollart.com