Troy Corliss’ artwork in public spaces is focused on environmentally based art themes. He began his career in the 1990s through a series of internships with public artists in New York and California. He studied at University of California at Davis and earned a B.A. in Studio Art in 1993. Corliss has taught art at St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School, Carmichael in CA, The Craft Center at University California in Davis, and the University of California at Berkeley.
In 2010, Corliss was awarded the John H. Hauberg Fellowship to Pilchuck Glass School, an international center for glass art education, in Stanwood, WA.
Corliss has completed unique and innovative public art projects — both indoor & outdoor works for libraries in San Jose and Solano County; for the Cleveland Botanical Garden; for City parks and Rapid Transit Stations in Sacramento, CA and Denver, CO; as well as at a Target Store in Sunnyvale, CA.
Other selected public art commissions are: 2012 City of Capitola – 41st Avenue Streetscape Public Art Project; 2012 Tahoe Forest Health District, Cancer Center Lobby, Truckee, CA.; 2010 Town of Truckee Pioneer Roundabout. CA; 2010 West Sacramento Community Center. CA Suspended Sculpture, glass & steel elements; 2010 Kaiser Permanente, Surgery Center South Sacramento, CA; 2009 TARGET Corporation- Sunnyvale Town Center Store; 2008 San Francisco Art Commission, CA. Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center; 2005 Robert Mondavi Institute. Wine & Food Science Building ground breaking utensils; 2005 Sacramento Regional Transit District. Light Rail System; 2004 City of Stockton, to name a few.
Troy Corliss interviewed by Robert Schimmel, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada.