Chaney Trotter is an oil painter and installation artist hailing from Houston, Texas. Trotter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, her Post-Baccalaureate degree from Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. Trotter’s work interweaves the realms of science and mythology by constructing immersive environments and relics that are totemic in nature. These icons blend both natural and manmade forces into single entities, utilizing stories from the past as a platform for intricate narratives about the present. Her paintings and installations construct these methodologies through a myriad of iconographies, archaic symbols, and contemporary characters caught in the flux of modern myth-making, addressing the way that we consistently shift between ideas of logic and mysticism without ever allowing one ideology to fully negate the other.