I predominately work with wood as my base medium, due to its strength, dimension and organic nature. The inherent texture of wood combined with paint and other man made materials allow me to explore the concepts of old and young, worn versus new, organic versus man-made and the past versus the present and future. I look to capture a sense of time in my work and often combine the feeling of different eras within a single piece. I see this as a direct parallel with human life, as we too grow older and interact with other generations, both younger and older.
I particularly inspired by mid-century modernism, where wood and organic shapes were combined with other materials to suggest a type of futurism, though now they are considered vintage. Time has passed on but these pieces remain in that context of when they were designed. I want my work to feel this way, somewhat nostalgic, aged and organic with the feeling that it could also be from a future time.
I am a wall sculptor that works primarily with wood and paint. I do sometimes incorporate metal, reclaimed wood, found objects and man-made materials like PVC and Azek.
I attended Temple University and got my degree in film, although I was originally an art major, and I ended up pursuing a career in product development and design and brand management. While I enjoyed bringing over 200 products to retail from raw concepts, I decided to begin working on my art again at age 43. After a few years, I had enough work and momentum to transition to being a full time artist and I haven’t looked back.
My work is in the collections of the following hotel groups: Westin, Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Wyndham, Sonesta, Four Seasons and Marriot and at iconic properties including The Hotel Coronado in San Diego and The Shard Building in London. Several Fortune 500 companies including PriceWaterHouse Cooper and Capital One hold work in their collections.
In the Philadelphia area, my work can be seen at The Sterling Building, The Hadley Restaurant, The Sheraton Downtown, The Cira Center, Jefferson Health, The Chocolate Works, Live! Casino and The Cooper Hospital.
I have shown work at art fairs such as The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, Scope Miami, Art Wynwood, SOFA Chicago and Texas Contemporary.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA BA
Awards & Honors
2017 Regional Semi-Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Philadelphia, PA
2016 First Place, Black, White, Shades of Grey, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Ocean City, NJ
2015 Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Show, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ
Honorable Mention, Abstract And Surrealist Show, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Ocean City, NJ
Honorable Mention, Flowers, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Ocean City, NJ
Scott Troxel's work has been collected internationally. He has sold work to the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Shard Building, London Hotel Del Coronado Hilton Hotels Embassy Suites Hotels Sheraton Hotels Wyndham Hotels Westin Hotels Temple Univeristy Four Seasons Hotel Group Capitol One Corporate Headquarters Price Waterhouse Cooper NIKO Residential Building, New York, NY Catalina Laredo Restaurant Group Price WaterHouse Cooper J Alexander's Restaurant Group Joe Flacco - NFL Denver Bronco's Quarterback The Stratosphere, Las Vegas, NV The Hadley Restaurant, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA Executive Board Member
The Noyes Museum at Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ Signature Artist
InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA Artist Member
2016 LINE & GRAIN: Wood wall sculpture and paintings by Scott Troxel, Ocean City Arts Gallery, Ocean City, NJ
2022 Chance Encounters, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Looking Forward Through the Past, Galerie Bruno Massa, Artnet, Paris, France
2021 Walking With the Trees, Carver Hill Gallery, Camden, ME Two Person Show
Wonder Lust, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Special Guest Artist with Erica Gehringer
2020 Unplugged, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Curator: Johnny Romeo
Wallpaper Diaries, Strohl Art Gallery, Chautauqua, NY