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ABOUT

Troijarra Ebio (aka Troi, aka SYCtattoo) is a first generation Filipino visual and tattoo artist based on Gadigal Land. 

Troi has been making art under the pseudonym ‘Sad Youth Club’’ since 2014 as a self publishing platform. They began as a visual artist and zine maker, using traditional mediums to illustrate stories of their identity, heartbreak and existentialism. 

Troi graduated in 2016 from College of Fine Arts UNSW with a BFA Drawing & Painting and has since shifted into tattooing as their main medium. Through tattooing, she has felt more liberation in expressing lighter concepts, showcasing themes of childhood nostalgia and paying homage to classic tattooing styles and iconography.

Their tattoo portfolio is ever changing. Currently inspired by art movements  like Surrealism, Outsider Art, Sacred Art, emo music/culture, wacky films and 80s-90s animation.
Main stylistic features include; bold line work and intentional use of contrasting shapes, super soft textures and a signature free-handed chrome shading texture or ‘gh_st energy’. 

Their practice and service centres on the client’s experience in celebrating body image/identities through tattoo curating and collecting. Whether through custom or flash designs, Troi operates in a collaborative mindset to ensure these values. 

Outside of art making and tattooing, you can find Troi indulging in horror movies, enjoying galleries and catching up on true crime podcasts. 

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EDUCATION

UNSW, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Darlinghurst, Sydney

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing & Painting), May 2016

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Camperdown, Sydney

  • Graduate Certificate in Sleep Medicine, Nov 2016

COLLECTIVES & AFFILIATIONS

GLDN ODSY, 2015-2017

Gadigal/Sydney Collective


CREATIVE GALS COLLECTIVE, 2017 - 2019

Global Collective

CPAC Youth (Volunteer) 2018 -current

Dharawal/Casula

ZINE FAIRS & SHOWS

OTHERWORLDS ZINE FAIR, 2016

Gadigal/Sydney

ZINE & INDIE COMIC SYMPOSIUM, 2016

Meanjin/Brisbane

CANCER COUNCIL EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER, 2016

Gadigal/Sydney

FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOCOPIER, 2017

Naarm/Melbourne

MEMENTO MORI, 2017

Naarm/Fitzroy

MCA ZINE FAIR 2017

Gadigal/Sydney

OTHER WORLDS ZINE FAIR, 2017

Gadigal/Sydney

WHITEGOODS, 2017

Naarm/Fitzroy 

Group Exhibition

DIGITAL WRITERS FESTIVAL, 2017

Online Zine Fair

BFS PRIVATE SHOW, 2018

Gadigal/Sydney

Solo Exhibition

 

MCA ZINE FAIR, 2018

Gadigal/Sydney

OCCULT, 2018

Naarm/Fitzroy

Group Exhibition

 

FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOCOPIER, 2020

Naarm/Melbourne 

CURIOUSTV! , 2021

Artist feature

Documentary episode

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, GIRLS TALK WOMEN'S WORK (workshop), 2021

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Leumeah Highschool + James Busby Highschool. Darug & Tharawal/Western Sydney

CPAC Youth / Liverpool Council

Joint Workshop

 

GUEST SPOTS

CRUCIBLE TATTOO CO. , 2021

Artist Guest Spot.

Naarm/Melbourne

CRUCIBLE TATTOO CO. , 2022

Joint Artist Guest Spot.

Naarm/Melbourne

HALF PACE STUDIO, 2022

Joint Artist Guest Spot.

Kaurna/Adelaide

PVC TATTOO STUDIO, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Naarm/Preston

FORGOTTEN SONS. , 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Naarm/Melbourne

TOTALLY LEGIT TATTOOS, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Meanjin/Brisbane

PRIVATE STUDIO, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Mandaluyong City, MNL, Philippines

PRIVATE STUDIO, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Naarm/Brunswick

SHAPE WORLD, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Brooklyn/New York, USA 

ALWAYS TATTOO STUDIO, 2023

Joint Artist Guest Spot.

Toronto/Ontario, CAN

 

ANGEL KISSES, 2023

Artist Guest Spot.

Los Angeles/California, USA

APPRENTICES

@beeftatty

April 2021 - June 2022

@lucas_when

May 2022 - September 2023

@unlucky___bandit

Nov 2022 - March 2023

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