Art Program

Travis Shaffer

Education: 

MFA, University of Kentucky, KY, 2010
BA, Asbury College, KY, 2006

Bio: 

Travis Shaffer is a visual artist whose work spans the mediums of photography, digital imaging, and the artist's book. Shaffers work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum Brandhorst (Munich), Gagosian Gallery (NYC), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Land of Tomorrow (Louisville), Mews Project Space (London), Les Rencontres d'Arles (Arles), KUMU Art Museum (Talinn), Imaginarum Gallery (Łódź), and The Print Center (Philadelphia).

Shaffer's works 'after Ruscha' are held in public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Brooklyn Museum, and Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book + Manuscript Library. In 2013, a selection of Shaffer's artist's books were published in the MIT press book Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha.

Shaffer was born in southwestern Pennsylvania and studied art at Asbury College before receiving his MFA from the University of Kentucky. Shaffer is a member of ABC [Artist's Books Cooperative], an international group of artists working with print-on-demand technologies.

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