Virginia Gardner Troy

Virginia Gardner Troy

Associate Professor in Art

Department: Fine Arts
Phone: 706-238-5841
Fax: 706-802-6738
Campus Box: 299
Location: Moon 204B

Short Bio

Virginia Gardner Troy is a scholar of twentieth century art and design.  She has a secondary field of expertise in Pre-Columbian art and architecture.  She is particularly interested in textiles; her scholarship examines the role and significance of textiles, including non-Western textiles, in shaping modernism.


  • Ph.D., Emory University
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • B.A., Western Washington University

Teaching Interests

Early Twentieth Century Art, Art Theory and Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Art, Renaissance Art, Women and Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Historic Preservation, Art Education, Writing and Research in Art History, Survey of Art I and II, Internship, and Senior Thesis Supervision.

Selected Publications

  • Troy, Virginia Gardner, The Modernist Textile: Europe and America 1890-1940, (2006) London: Lund Humphries .
  • Troy, Virginia Gardner, Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain, (2002) London: Ashgate.