Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Travis Head

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Blacksburg, VA
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Travis Head makes drawings primarily rooted in the notion of souvenir. His works commemorate actual lived experiences and those that might be better described as virtual, in equal measure. While in residence, Head translated autobiographical drawings into quilt squares using digital embroidery and hand-stitching techniques.

Other works from his Reading List project are currently on display at ARTSpace in Raleigh, NC and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA. He received a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Artist Fellowship in 2015 and is currently assistant professor and chair of the Studio Program at Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Art in Blacksburg.



Travis Head worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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