Travis Boyer, ‘Side Entry Fruit Lick’, 2013, Watermill Summer Benefit Auction 2015

Travis Boyer primarily focuses on textiles and fiber arts, and how they can be transferred to painting. He extends these explorations to performative works like his piece Indigo girls, where he invites viewers to dip-dye fabrics and take them home. Boyer’s work has been exhibited globally, with works included in group shows at major institutions like the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the DeCordova Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

About Travis Boyer

Favoring socio-kinetic art and generative group activities, Travis Boyer is motivated by an interest in the visual and tactile potential of textiles, as well as the intimacy and sensuality of fabrics. His successive performative works like Crocking Off The Bloom and Indigo Girls, for example, allow viewers to thrust articles of clothing into vats of dye—the end products depend upon the specific make-up and quality of the fabric, and the length of time for which the clothing is submerged. Similarly, Boyer’s series of site- and context-specific cyanotype photograms on indigo silk document silhouettes of the belts of friends, lovers, and fellow artists, and sunlight in New York’s Fire Island, California’s Joshua Tree, and Mexico’s Taxco. Boyer’s more recent paintings on velvet investigate the formal qualities of the fabric, resulting in a parallax effect.

American, b. 1979, Fort Worth, Texas, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2015
Hello Project Gallery, 
Houston,

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Hello Project Gallery at NADA Miami Beach 2015