Trey Jolly is an artist and photographer currently based out of Lexington, Kentucky. He received his B.S. from Georgetown College in 2011, studying biological sciences. He then received his MFA (Art Studio) from the University of Kentucky in 2016. Trey’s recent work explores the environmental, cultural and political issues that surround central Appalachia. As someone who was born and raised in a small town in the hills of eastern Kentucky, he grew up accustomed to watching the media misrepresent Appalachia throughout history with stereotypical views and cliché two-dimensional narratives. This background provides him with a unique outlook and perspective, and his investigation has compelled an examination of personal experiences, distinctively in regards to his relationship with the land, as well as his own personal cultural background and family history.