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Travis LeRoy Southworth

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Light Drawing # 346, 2013 Electroluminescent Wire 40 X 50 X 3 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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installation view of Exist, 2013 Carved Acrylic, Vinyl, Edge-lit LED, Aluminum, Ink, Dust 8 X 12.75 X 2 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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installation view of Exist, 2013 Carved Acrylic, Vinyl, Edge-lit LED, Aluminum, Ink, Dust 8 X 12.75 X 2 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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detail of Exist, 2013 Carved Acrylic, Vinyl, Edge-lit LED, Aluminum, Ink, Dust 8 X 12.75 X 2 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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installation view of A Fancy Machine is the Perfect Centerpiece, 2013 Wire, Electrical Tape, Paper, Plastic, Wood, Vinyl Adhesive, Electrical Components Dimensions Vary © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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A Fancy Machine is the Perfect Centerpiece, 2013 Wire, Electrical Tape, Paper, Plastic, Wood, Vinyl Adhesive, Electrical Components Dimensions Vary © Courtesy of the artist & The Mixed Greens Gallery
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Borrowed Photons and Black Hole, 2013 Silicon, Lamp, Light Bulb, Paint, Wood Dimensions Vary © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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The Deep Emtpy, 2014 Pages From National Geographic Magazine Dimensions Vary © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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detail of The Deep Emtpy, 2014 Pages From National Geographic Magazine Dimensions Vary © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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Trying to fit it all in, 2013 Collage and Inkjet Print 3 X 3.25 X .25 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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installation view of Detouched, 2014 Altered Frames and Inkjet Prints of Moles, Blemishes, Wrinkles and Stray Hairs. 4 X 5 to 30 X 40 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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detail of Detouched, 2014 Altered Frames and Inkjet Prints of Moles, Blemishes, Wrinkles and Stray Hairs. 30 X 40 Inches © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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Where I End and You Begin #3, 2010 Window Installation of Duratrans Print of Moles, Blemishes, Wrinkles and Stray Hairs 9 X 21 Feet © Courtesy of the artist & Mixed Greens Gallery
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detail of Where I End and You Begin #3, 2010 Window Installation of Duratrans Print of Moles, Blemishes, Wrinkles and Stray Hairs 21 X 9 Feet © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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The Growing Metaphysical Void at the Center of My Bedroom Ceiling, 2010 Spit Wads From Magazine Ads Dims Vary © Travis LeRoy Southworth
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Wrestle Nebula, 2007 Still From Digital Video © Travis LeRoy Southworth
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Honolulu, Hawaii
Birth year
1979
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
University of Arizona, 2004, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
mixed-media, video-art, photography, digital, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Statement:
Tying together elements of daily concerns with those of the outer universe, my conceptually driven practice explores the fluctuations between cosmology and cosmetology. My works are built up from small bits of cultural detritus culled from magazines and digital content related to perception and the leisure industry. Images of skin from beauty periodicals to pictures of cosmic growths become the fabric for my work. My installations integrate elements of photographic and sculptural space, often playing with scale to allow for a shift in perception depending on the distance between the viewer and the work. Through a process of unfolding and rearrangement I open an awareness that can make one see extraordinary things in the unseen.

Bio:
Travis LeRoy Southworth (b. 1979, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an artist working in sculpture and collage. Recent exhibitions include The Drawing Center (NYC), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens Gallery (solo project, NYC), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), The Bronx Museum of Art (Bronx), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin) and the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum of Art (New York). He was awarded a 2010 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He also has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 29) Program at The Bronx Museum of Art and received a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. His work has been profiled in Time Out Chicago, Art Slant and L Magazine. Travis holds a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the University of Arizona. In 2013 he was the Artist in Residence Switzerland through Galapagos Art Space & the International Exchange and Studio Program of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland. Travis lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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EDUCATION

2007    MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2004    BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

SOLO PROJECTS AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013    A Fancy Machine is the Perfect Centerpiece, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY
            Traces from iaab, Dock, Basel, Switzerland
2010    Where I End and You Begin # 3, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015    Getting to Infinity, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
2014    Distant Images, Local Positions, EFA Project Space, New York, NY
2013    Superposition: Observing Realities, Trinity Museum, Trinity Church, New York, NY
            Solo Show, iaab Projektrau m, Basel, Switzerland
2012    The Sky is Falling!, Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
            Arc-Types and Well Rounded Characters, Studio 371, Jersey City, NJ
2011    Energy, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
            Get on the Block, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010    Day Job, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
            Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Living and Dreaming, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
            Gravity Buffs, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008    Video Dumbo, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Art Futura, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

AWARDS, HONORS AND RESIDENCIES

2013    iaab Artist in Residence, Basel, Switzerland
2010    NYFA Fellow in Photography
2009    Artist in the Marketplace 29, Bronx Museum of Art

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS

2013
    Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, Switzerland
2012    Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York, NY
2011    The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

REVIEWS AND WRITE UPS

2013
    Theis, Françoise. “A Solo Exhibition – Five Artists?” TagesWoche.com, May 9.
            
“The Model and the Mouse.” Basler Zeitung, Apr 25.
2011    Fallah, Amir. “The Growing Metaphysical Void...” beautifydecay.com, Oct 18.
            Miranda, Carolina. “Th is Week: Must-See Arts in the City” culture.wnyc.org, May 12.
2010   Calder, Jaime. “About Face/Thomas Robertello Gallery.” NewCity Art, July 5.
2009   Weinberg, Lauren. “Gravity Buffs.” Time Out Chicago, Issue 212, Mar 19-25.
           Roulo, Robyn Farrell. “Realms of the Unreal.” Artslant.com, Mar 8.