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#32 – Troy Kelley

Join host Matt Gondek as he sits down with Troy Kelley, the dynamic Artist Development & Project Manager with Goldman Global Arts, the esteemed curators of the Wynwood Walls in Miami and the Houston Bowery Wall in NYC. With a background that stretches from creating stained glass windows to pushing cubicle life at a major tire manufacturer, Troy has become a pivotal force in the street art community since joining GGA in 2015. Whether it's ordering paint, building relationships with artists like Futura and Shepard Fairey, or bouncing between his new home in Los Angeles and Wynwood Walls, Troy's artistic background and authentic passion shine through in his role. Listen as he shares his journey from a small town in Northeast Ohio to the bustling world of street art, all guided by his Midwestern attitude and love for the craft. Listen to the full Podcast now.

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Matt Gondek


Matt Gondek is a Deconstructive Pop Artist, whose work is possessed with a punk rock spirit, celebrating rebellion and destruction. With a visceral pop color palette and a disarmingly playful tone, he tears down cartoon idols, akin to slaughtering our modern day gods. Born in 1982, his creative voice is rooted in the 90s; as a true conduit of his generation and their potentially pointless search for meaning and purpose amidst a cruel life in a flawed world. He boasts sold out exhibitions in his home of Los Angeles as well as New York, Paris, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.


  • Missing Person - November 2022 - Tokyo
  • Discipline - February 2022 - Mexico City
  • RATS - August 2021 - Los Angeles
  • Original Character - April 2021 - New York
  • Mood Swings - October 2020 - Paris
  • CONTROL - November 2019 - Los Angeles
  • Clean Break - April 2019 - Bangkok
  • Growing Pains - November 2018 - Hong Kong
  • Clean Break - May 2018 - New York
  • American Gods - November 2017 - Hong Kong
  • Glow in the Dark - September 2017 - Los Angeles
  • Unholy Hand - November 2015 - Detroit
  • Struggles - April 2015 - Pittsburgh
  • Kill 'Em All - September 2014 - Pittsburgh

Troy Kelley

Troy Kelley is Artist Development & Project Manager with Goldman Global Arts, the curators of the Wynwood Walls in Miami and the Houston Bowery Wall in NYC and has been with the company since 2015. Troy was born Barberton, a small town in Northeast Ohio, went to college at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh studying Industrial Design which included 3D design & special effects for film and TV, graduating in 1995. His career trajectory has taken him from creating stained glass windows to an independent record label to a major tire manufacturer pushing that cubicle life. His wife was a sales rep with art publisher Gingko Press Books and was instrumental connecting Troy to get the job at Wynwoodm Walls just as GGA was forming. Troy has managed every artist at the Walls since 2015, including legacy walls by Futura, Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey. Building relationships as project manager has enabled a natural progression into Artist Development, as he knows every detail about each artist’s production and style. His education & varied work experience has culminated in applying his artistic background, amicable Midwest attitude and his rabid passion of street art knowledge into his position today. He is a fanboy at heart and puts that authentic passion into his role with GGA and The Wynwood Walls. When he’s not ordering paint, meeting artists, and safety-checking work sites, he bounces between his new home in Los Angeles and Wynwood Walls in Miami.
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