Travis Boyer was born in Fort Worth, TX. He lives and works in New York City. He holds an BFA in Fibers from UNT and he received his MFA with concentration in painting from Bard College in 2012. Boyer’s practice employs a range of media and methods: from painting, textile, sculpture, photography, and is known for making sumptuous paintings using dye on silk velvet. While diverse in form, this body of work is fundamentally grounded in textiles.
Boyers paintings are in the permanent collections of the The High Museum, Atlanta, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Hood Museum. Boyer has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The New Museum, New York; Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Holland; The Goethe Institute, New York; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California, SOMA Arts, San Francisco; CAMH, Houston; False Flag Gallery, New York; Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; Participant Inc., New York; Dumbo Arts Center, New York; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, among others.