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Travis Townsend
2008 3rd Place recipient

Lives and works in Kentucky.

Bio

Travis Townsend studied at Kutztown University (BS 1996) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA 2000), has recently presented solo exhibitions at Doppler PDX (Portland), the Southwest School of Art and Craft (San Antonio), Weston Gallery (Cincinnati), Georgetown College (KY), and the New Arts Program (PA), and been included in group exhibitions at the University of Hawaii, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts (IL), 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 an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, three grants from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and a National Young Sculptors Award from Miami University. Townsend has participated in residencies at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Penland School of Crafts, Vermont Studio Center, and the Emma Lake Collaboration.  He lives in Lexington, KY, teaches drawing, design, and concepts at Eastern Kentucky University, and has taught workshops at Penland (NC), Peters Valley Craft Center (NJ), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), and Oregon College of Art and Craft.  Travis recently curated an exhibition titled Generously Odd for the Lexington Art League. Ongoing projects include a series of drawing-based installations with the SmithTownsendCollaborative.

Statement

Ideas Rebuilt In My Garage While Contemplating Good and Evil

The activity of drawing first enters the creation of my work in the form of small doodles that pervasively accumulate in my office, at home, and in the studio.  I consistently, and perhaps obsessively, sketch targets, tanks, dead little birdies, and designs for contraptions.  The good little birdies comically hunted by the tanks have found their way into my wall drawings and paintings while the contraption sketches inform, but don't necessarily dictate, my making.  Many of the small drawings on odd sized scraps of household paper find their way into the interior spaces and onto the surfaces of my objects.

The paintings are created through the accumulation of many marks and layers of paint, they are often glued together, sawed into smaller compositions, cut apart, reoriented, sanded, scraped, and repainted.  It is often difficult to know exactly when a work is complete, but I try to make each painting evolve in a different way than the one that came before it by finding the right balance between clarity and disintegration.

With my three-dimensional works, I clamp pieces of wood together impermanently.  I might shorten boards or stack together a variety of linear parts to three-dimensionally draw out objects.  This process of sculpting is similar to sketching, and like a worked-over, much erased sketch, the completed sculptures have linear elements that vary in intensity, gesture, and movement.  I consider each piece of material to be a small component to the whole, like marks making up a drawing.

Resume

Education

2000 MFA, Craft/ Material Studies (Wood), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1996 BS, Art Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Teaching Experience

Fall 2004- present
Lecturer of Art, Art Foundations (Concepts, Drawing, and Design courses), Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Art & Design, Richmond, KY

2003- 2004
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Art Foundations, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Art & Design, Richmond, KY

2002- 2003 
Instructor of Art, Art Foundations, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Art & Design, Richmond, KY

Presentations, Workshops, Etc.

2010
Workshop Instructor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Make/Remake: Exploring the Creative Process in Wood

2009
Colloquium Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison Art Department, Lectured, demonstrated, and led critiques during a four- day visiting artist (wood) residency, Master Class Instructor, LAL @ Loudoun House, Lexington, KYExplore the Creative Process: Sketch, Collaborate, Transform

2008
Studio School Instructor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Taught a three-day woodworking workshop.
Visiting Artist, Pikeville College, KY
Visiting Artist, Georgetown College, KY
Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Instructor, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Creating the Unique Object: Explorations in Material, Form, and Process, a five day workshop

2007
Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Art From Wood: Simple Techniques + Complex Forms, a five day workshop,
Visiting Artist in Residence, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

2006 
Presenter, Tri State Sculptors conference, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
Panelist, 2006 Furniture Society conference, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Served as panelist for The Collision of Sculpture and Furniture: Who Got Ran Over?
Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Carving + Construction Basics, a two-week woodworking class
Instructor, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Form + Surface, a one-week woodworking workshop
Visiting Artist, Murray State University, Murray, KY
Visiting Artist, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

2005
Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Presented an artist lecture and critiqued advanced and graduate students
Instructor, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Big Bowls + Experimental Surfaces, a one-week woodworking workshop

2003
Presenter/ Panelist, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Presented a public artist lecture and served as a panelist for Issues in Contemporary 3D Art

2002
Guest Lecturer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Co-organized the exhibition Penland at VCU and related visiting artist demonstrations.
Presented an artist lecture and discussed grants, residencies, and opportunities for young artists.
Visiting Artist, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

2001 
Visiting Artist, University of Richmond, VA

2000 
Instructor, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Center for Education and Outreach, Richmond, VA
Personal Reliquaries, a one-week mixed media sculpture workshop

Residencies, Etc.

2010 
Senior Artist in Residence in Wood
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2008 
Charrette 2008, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2002 
Emma Lake Collaborative Symposium, Saskatchewan, Canada

2000 - 2001 
Resident Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Awards

2010 
Second Prize, International Drawing Annual, volume 5, Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2009
Sculpture Grant, The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Evanston, IL
Grant (Third Place) awarded for excellence in sculpture and for the development of new work
Merit Award, Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood, the Raphael Founder’s Prize
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried by Michael Monroe, Craig Nutt, Cathy Raphael, Margaret Raphael, and Kate Lydon
Best 3D Award, Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition, Giles Gallery, EKU, Irwin Pickett, juror, (SmithTownsendCollaborative)

2008   
Sculpture Grant, The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Evanston, IL
Grant (Third Place) awarded for excellence in sculpture and for the development of new work.

2007 
Third Place Award, National Young Sculptors Competition
Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Mary Ceruti, juror

2006
Sculpture Grant, The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Evanston, IL
Grant (Third Place) awarded for excellence in sculpture and for the development of new work.
Merit Award, A Southern Presence, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, John Henry, juror

2004 
Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, The Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY
Fellowship awarded for excellence in sculpture and for the development of new work.
Third Place Award, Wood-O-Rama, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Paul Sasso, Juror

2003 
Award of Excellence, Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Peter Plagens, Juror

2002 
Emma Lake Collaborative Symposium Grant, Saskatchewan Craft Council, SK, Canada
Grant awarded for travel and participation in the international biennial Emma Lake Symposium.
Merit Award, Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, Norman Lundin, Juror
Juror’s Award, Positive/Negative 17, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Marilyn da Silva, Juror

2001 
Emerging Artist Grant, American Craft Council, New York, NY
Grant awarded to purchase machinery, tools, and materials to complete a new body of sculpture.

2000 
Curator’s Choice Award, Mayfair National, Allentown, PA, Robert Ebendorf, Juror

Exhibitions

2010 
The Triumph, The Sculpture Center, 2010 Windows to Sculpture Emerging Artist Series, Cleveland, OH
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)
The Sketchbook Project 4: Library
Traveling exhibition of sketchbooks organized by Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
303 Grand, Brooklyn, NY; Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Art and Shelter Gallery at the Salvation Army Alegria, Los Angeles, CA    
Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Home Gallery, Chicago, IL
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)
Evolving/Revolving 9, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Invitational Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
The Illustrious Horse: Artist’s Respond to the Clara Peck Collection
Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery, Lexington, KY, catalog
New Things and Drawings by Travis Townsend, Doppler PDX Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)
Ideas Rebuilt in My Garage While Contemplating Good and Evil
Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA (solo)
Model Homes and Habitats, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, KY
Curated by Brad White
Jumping Off of Cliff, McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galeries, USI, Evansville, IN
Curated by Rob Millard- Mendez
INDA 5, International Drawing Annual volume 5
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (exhibition-in-print)

2009- 2011 
The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
Traveling exhibition organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, catalog
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS
Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University Art Galleries, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
University Art Gallery, California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL
LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Murray State University, Murray, KY
Isla Center for the Arts, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

2009 
Backyard: Six Regional Artists, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, catalog
Contemporary Sculpture, University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Curated by John DeHoog and Brian Nelson
Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood
The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, catalog, traveling exhibition
The Cedarhurst Wood Project
Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL, catalog
Penland: Great Teachers, Great Artists, Habatat Galleries, Tysons Corner, VA
ER8, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Faculty Biennial, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Arrowmont Summer Faculty Exhibition
Sandra Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Greetings From Cincinnati: Wish You Were Here, CS13, Cincinnati, OH
The Sketchbook Project Volume 3
Traveling exhibition of sketchbooks organized by Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA;  Antenna Gallery, Chicago, IL
Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO;   3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Design Atlanta, GA;   Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)
Freedom: The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition
Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)

2008 
Travis Townsend: Anxious Accumulations
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Wall-to-Wall: Monumental Drawings
Lexington Art League, KY, Curated by Mike Deetsch, catalog
Insufficient Apparatus
Sculpture and Drawings by Travis Townsend
Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY (solo)
Reclamation of The Triumph, Pikeville College Art Gallery, KY
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)
Faculty Exhibition, Peters Valley Craft Center, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ
Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition
Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, KY, Juried by Tim Glotzbach
Evolving Revolving 7, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Here and Now: Wood and Would Not
Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA, Curated by Kathy Emerson and Bill Hammersley, catalog
Space, Place, and Life
Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, Juried by Arturo Sandoval

2008- 2007 
Uncommon Wealth
Legacy of the Kentucky Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships
Organized by the Lexington Art League and the Kentucky Arts Council
Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY
The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, KY
Richmond Area Arts Council, KY
Lawrence County Arts Council, KY

2007 
Renovated Flightless Devices: New Sculpture by Travis Townsend
Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
The Triumph
Project Space, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
(SmithTownsendCollaborative)
Travis Townsend: Sculpture and Painting
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA (solo), catalog
Young Sculptors, Yeck Young Sculptors Competition Finalist Exhibition
Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Juried by Mary Ceruti
Palmer, Szorad, Townsend, The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
New Talent, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Selections from the National Drawing Annual
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, catalog
Speaking in Species: Space, Spectrum, and Form
Kendall College of Art + Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Curated by Brent Skidmore
Memory and Perception, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Think Small 4, Artspace and Art6 Galleries, Richmond, VA
Evolving Revolving 6, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Arrowmont Summer Faculty Exhibition
Sandra Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Palimpsest, Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson, WY
Faculty Biennial, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
2007- 2005  Transformation 5: Contemporary Works in Found Materials
Art Association of Jackson, WY
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried by Robert Ebendorf and Lloyd E. Herman, catalog

2006
The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Curated by Gail M. Brown, catalog
Misdemeanor:
Skewed Views of the Everyday and Mutations of Real and Imagined Forms
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH, Curated by Sarah Wiideman
Wood 4 Penland, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, catalog
A Southern Presence: Sculpture by Southern Artists
Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, Juried by John Henry
Studio B Sculpture Invitational, Studio B, Cincinnati, OH
Exhibition in conjunction with the International Sculpture Center conference
The Sculpted Line: Drawn in the Third Dimension
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
Curated by Jason Franz, catalog
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Juried by Trevor Richardson, exhibition-in-print of winners of the Southern competition
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Instructor Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Evolving Revolving 5, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Faculty Exhibition, Peters Valley Craft Center, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ
Uncommon Wealth: Legacy of the Kentucky Arts Council Fellowships
Lexington Art League, KY, Curated by Kate Sprengnether
2005  Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad, New Sculpture and Drawings
Louisville Visual Art Association, Chase Gallery, Louisville, KY (2-person)
Furniture On Paper, and Off
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
Curated by Amy Forsyth and Ricardo Viera, catalog
Material Matters: A Poetics of Possibilities
An Exhibition of Objects in Craft Media
Zone: Contemporary Art, New York, NY, Curated by Howard Risatti 
Travis Townsend and Darryl Halbrooks, Capitol Arts Alliance, Bowling Green, KY (2-person)
Enclosed Within: Sculptural Containers, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Think Small 3, Art6 and Artspace Galleries, Richmond, VA
Wood, Print, Drawing, Clay, Metal: Five Kentucky Artists
Kentucky School of Craft, Hindman, KY
Faculty Biennial, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Penland Resident Artists 1963-2004, Southern Highland Craft Guild Art Center, Asheville, NC
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Evolving Revolving 4, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Faculty Exhibition, Peters Valley Craft Center, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ
Mountain Sculpture, Mountain Art, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC
Diversity, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2005- 2003 
The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
Traveling exhibition organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, catalog
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Hawaii
Isla Center for the Arts, Mangilao, Guam
MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa
Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
California State University, Dominguez Hills, University Art Gallery, Carson, CA
West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
National Central University, Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Providence University Art Center, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, catalog
Kukui Grove Center Exhibition Hall, Lihue, HI
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2004 
Travis Townsend and Fiona Ross: Recent Sculpture and Drawings
FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2-person)
Exhibition of Fellowship Recipients
Kentucky Arts Council, Actor’s Theater Gallery, Louisville, KY
9 Artists, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Patty Castner
Crafts National 38
Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA, Juried by Gail M. Brown, catalog
Travis Townsend and Darryl Halbrooks, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY (2-person)
Mohallatee, Szorad, Townsend: Print, Metal, Wood
The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Covington, KY (3-person)
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Travis Townsend and Monique Motiff
Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY (2-person)
Evolving Revolving, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Gather ‘Round the Table: 50 Penland Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Wood-O-Rama, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Juried by Paul Sasso, catalog

2003 
Travis Townsend and Karen Spears, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY. (2-person)
Travis Townsend: Devices + Drawings
Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (solo)
Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Juried by Peter Plagens, catalog
Objectifying: Blurring the Boundaries Between Art and Design
School of the Arts Gallery, VCU-Qatar, Doha, Qatar, Curated by Karl Burkheimer
Yesterday Today Tomorrow (repeat), Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY
Functional Discourse
A.R. Mitchell Museum of Art, Trinidad, CO, Curated by Adrian French, catalog
Between a Thought and a Thing, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Faculty Biennial, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Travis Townsend and Darryl Halbrooks, Berea College Galleries, Berea, KY (2-person)
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Interior/Exterior, Gallery On Main, Richmond, KY
4th Annual Juried National Exhibition, Huber Art Center, Shippensburg University, PA

2002 
The Red Clay Survey
Eighth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, Juried by Norman Lundin, catalog
Penland at VCU: An Exhibition of Penland’s Resident Artists
The Project Space Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Positive/Negative 17
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Juried by Marilyn Da Silva
Opening Group Exhibition, Gallery W.D.O., Charlotte, NC
Undies, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
17th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Caldwell Arts Council, J.E. Broyhill Park, Lenoir, NC
The Small Object Show, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Revolving Works, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY
Objects and Images
Bruce Gallery of Art, Edinboro University, PA, catalog

2001 
Homegrown I
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Curated by Douglas Bohr, catalog
Similar Differences: Four Object Makers, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
Contemporary Craft, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
Penland Resident Artists In Transition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Caldwell Arts Council, J.E. Broyhill Park, Lenoir, NC
Peters Valley Faculty Exhibition 2001, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ
Anything With a Drawer: Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Furniture
Exhibition in conjunction with the annual Furniture Society conference
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ, Juried by Wendy Maruyama
Objects of Desire, Gallery W.D.O., Charlotte, NC
The Philadelphia Furniture Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Think Small!  International Miniature Invitational, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
Crafts National 35, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA
Juried by David Revere McFadden, catalog
23rd Raleigh Fine Arts Society Juried Exhibition, Meredith College Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Small Sculpture
Organized by the National Society of Arts and Letters, Central Gallery, Lexington Public Library, KY

2000 
Biennial 2000, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, Juried by Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Mayfair National, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA, Juried by Robert Ebendorf
Rebuilt Domestic Devices, MFA thesis exhibit (solo)
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, catalog
WOOD, Venue Gallery, Kutztown, PA
The Shape of Coincidence, Coincidence Gallery, Richmond, VA
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
NICHE Finalist Exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Bibliography: Books

2010 
INDA 5, The 5th International Drawing Annual
Manifest Press, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009       
500 Tables, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Juried by Andrew Glasgow

2007 
National Drawing Annual

2006
Manifest Press, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
New American Paintings No. 64, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Penland Book of Woodworking, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2004      
400 Wood Boxes, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

Bibliography: Reviews/Articles

8/12/10   A System of Systems: Travis Townsend’s Sculptural Ambiguity, Matt Stangel, the Portland Mercury, Portland, Oregon (review)

2/3/10  Assembly Required: Collaborations Carry the World on Their Shoulders, Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Scene, Cleveland, Ohio (review)

12/23/09  Backyard Treasures: Manifest Gallery Thinks Locally, Jane Durrell, City Beat, vol. 16, issue 7, Cincinnati, OH (review)

12/11/09  Regional Artists on Display in Backyard, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH (review)

11/29/09  Woodworking Exhibit Highlights Transformation into Art, Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA (review)

10/21/09  Show’s Reputation Nets Superb Woodworks, Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA (review)

9/09  Transforming the Mysterious?, Craig Nutt, catalog essay for Transformation 7, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

10/20/09  EMU Exhibits Explore the Dimensions of Visual Art, John Carlos Cantu, AnnArbor.com, Ann Arbor, MI (review)

12/10/08  They Can’t Do Anything, Dan R. Goddard, San Antonio Express- News, San Antonio, TX (review)

11/25/08  Sweat Dreams are Made of These, Elaine Wolff, San Antonio Current, San Antonio, TX (review)

6/1/08  Wall to Wall: A Review of the LAL Exhibit,
Christine Huskisson, Chevy Chaser, Lexington, KY

9/23/07  Miami Announces Sculpture Winners, Sara Pearce, The Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH

7/22/2007  Rosenfeld’s Summer Adventure, Libby Rosof, fallonandrosof.blogspot.com (review)

3/9/2007  At Weston, a Trio of Well-Grounded Works, Sara Pearce, The Cincinnati Enquirer, OH (review)

2/18/07  Travis Townsend at the New Arts Program. The Nature of Function: Real or Imagined?, Ron Schira, Reading Eagle,  Reading, PA (review)

2007  New Arts Alive, Berks Community Television, Reading, PA
DUTV 54, Philadelphia, PA
Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NY, NY (interview)

12/20/06 
Discomfort Levels: Spaces Breaks the Rules a Little with Misdemeanor
Michael Gill, Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland, OH (review)

12/8/06 
Misdemeanor at Spaces Gallery
Zachary Lewis, Cleveland Scene, Cleveland, OH (review)

6/18/06 
Savor the Sculpture Moment
Sara Pearce, The Cincinnati Enquirer, OH      

6/2006 
Furniture On Paper, and Off…Amy Forsyth, Woodwork Magazine, No. 99

1/29/06 
Art Review: Artists Transform Ordinary Objects into the Extraordinary
Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA (review)

6/30/05  Material Matters: A Poetics of Possibilities, An Exhibition of Objects in Craft Media
Zone: Contemporary Art, NY, NY
Howard Risatti (Curatorial statement for catalog)

11/21/05 
A Short Talk About Small Art, Clarke Busterd, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA

12/19/04 
Fellowship Winners at Actor’s Theatre
Diane Heilenman, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY (review)

3/24/04 
Motiff, Townsend, and LAVA at Swanson Reed Contemporary
Jo Anne Triplett, Leo Weekly, Louisville, KY (review)

3/17/04 
Adult Subject Matter and More at the Carnegie
Stacey Recht, City Beat, Cincinnati, OH (review)

3/9/04 
At Carnegie, Art from Landscapes to Neo-Pop, Jerry Stein, The Cincinnati Post, OH (review)

1/18/04  Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, Heather Lindquist, Lexington Herald-Leader, KY (review)

8/1/02    
Small Objects, Star-Pheonix, Saskatoon, SK (review)

3/12/02  They’re Crafty, Jenny Ramirez, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA (review)

11/27/01  Little Things: Artspace Bunks America’s Super Size Culture, Jenny Ramirez, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA (review)

3/20/01 
Object Makers: Four Artists Bridge the Gap between Art and Craft, Jenny Ramirez, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA  (review)

 

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