Travis Ivey has exhibited his works at RAE Contemporary (Berlin), Eric Fischl Gallery, PHICA (Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art), Mesa Center for the Arts, the Ucross Foundation, and many other notable venues. His work was selected to be in the Governor's Capital Art Exhibition in Wyoming, The Art League of Hilton's Head National Juried Exhibition and the Rocky Mountian Biennial at the Fort Collin's Museum of Contemporary Art. Ivey was the recipient of the Del Decil Scholarship, the B. Wong Fie Scholarship, the Rudy Turk Family Award, the Albany County Historical Society Award, the Gilly Fales Fine Arts Scholarship and the American Heritage Center Teaching and Research Grant. He has also attended residencies at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, and the Ucross Foundation. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University and his BFA from the University of Wyoming.
Travis Ivey has been working at the intersection of realism and abstraction with a special focus on ecological issues and the critical use of collage and reappropriation strategies. Coming out of the moment of post-digital aesthetics, Ivey uses found objects, items from industrial manufacture and traditional meduims to explore themes that are related to the expropriation of nature. Whether this is by composing pictures from detritus, using tape to construct a sense of high-chroma sublimity, or delving deeply into the realm of total abstraction, Ivey's motif's remain tied to their real world referents. Having begun his career as a graffiti writer operating under the tag of "Hank", Ivey ascended the realm of acadmic landscape painting only to begin creating works that function as hyper-objects, operating somewhere between a post-naturalist outlook and the synthetic sense of twenty-first century living. Ivey's working method has evolved from a sense of embedded engagement that comes from working in alla prima painting for many year while also cultivating a discerning eye that works to uncover the inherent contradictions of waste in a world of constant overproduction . Having established an art practice that joins all of these concerns has made Ivey one of the strongest voices in contemporary landscape painting today.