Travis Townsend

Travis Townsend has recently presented solo exhibitions at Southwest School of Art and Craft (San Antonio), Weston Gallery (Cincinnati) and New Arts Program (PA), and been included in group exhibitions at Kendall College (MI); Spaces Gallery (Cleveland); Lehigh University (PA); and Zone: Chelsea (New York). Images of his artwork have been published in The Penland Book of Woodworking, New American Paintings, and the Manifest National Drawing Annual. His awards include a residency at Penland School of Crafts, an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, two grants from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and a Young Sculptors Award from Miami University. Townsend lives in Lexington, KY, teaches drawing and design at Eastern Kentucky University, and has taught woodworking workshops at Penland (NC), Peters Valley (NJ), Arrowmont (TN), and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Ongoing projects include a series of drawing-based installations with the Smith-Townsend Collaborative.