Travis Collinson



Born                Sacramento, California, 1979


1998 Otis School of Art and Design

2001 A.A.     Victor Valley Community College

2003 B.F.A.   California State University of Fullerton

Present             San Francisco, California

Solo Exhibitions

2016 More Than Your Selfie, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

2015   Contemplating Character, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL 

Lightning Strikes, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Knobby Knees, Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

            Narcolepsy In Pink, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2013    Drawings and Paintings, Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Drawings and Paintings, Eli Ridgway Galley, San Francisco, CA

2010    Bookstore Project Space. Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2006    New Works: Backroom at Memphis, Santa Ana, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018 “WAY BAY”, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

2016 Catherine Wagner & Travis Collinson, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

          Hello Goodbye, Dolby Chadwick GallerySan Francisco, CA

           5 Year Anniversery Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Good Dog: Art of Man's Best Friend, Turtle Bay Musuem, Redding, CA

2013    That's What I Figure, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College (curated by Renny Pritikin)

            Summer Group Show: Eli Ridgway Galley. San Francisco, CA

            The Illuminated Library: San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, CA (curated by Sharon Bliss)

2012    Give Me Head: James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010    New American Painting: West Coast Edition, Exhibition in Print (Juror: Larry Rinder)

            Hauntology: Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, CA

            Paper! Awesome!: Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009    Fresh MOCA Auction: Museum of Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

           Auction = Stimulus: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2008    2332: Huntington Beach Art Center: Huntington Beach, CA

            Indecipherable: COMA Alternative Space, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Mind Your P’s and D’s: I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Whisper Down the Lane: Swallow Gallery, Silverlake, CA

            Laguna Art Museum: Auction = Stimulus, Laguna Beach, CA

2006    Little Things: Swallow Gallery, Silverlake, CA

            National Orange Show: San Bernardino, CA

           Let Me Introduce Myself: The Office, Huntington Beach, CA

2004    OOTS guest artist exhibition: OOTS Art Collaborative, Fullerton, CA

            Second Biennial Orange County, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

2003    The Paintings Max Ernst Didn’t Make: Black Dragon Kung Fu Society, Los Angeles, CA


Wood, Eve. “Travis Collinson Drawings and Paintings.” Whitehot Magazine, February 2013

Baker, Kenneth. “Travis Collinson's emotional distress sucks us in.” San Francisco Chronicle, August 13

Bowers, Keith. “Abstracted Realism.” SF Weekly, July 13

Modenessi, Jennifer. “Haunting works at the Berkeley Art Museum” Contra Costa Times, August 2010

Walsh, Dianella. “2332,” Art Scene, November 2008.

Chang, Richard. “2332,” Exhibition Catalogue, 2008, P. 10

Coffey, Justin Edward. “The Arts: ‘Each of These Things is Unlike the Others,” OC Weekly, Number 39, April 21, 2006, P. 36

Curated Exhibitions

2008    Indecipherable: COMA Alternative Space, Los Angeles, CA

2006    Impression/Ism, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2005    Mediums, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2004    Wet Paint Contemporary Painting, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA


Schoenkopf, Rebbeca. “the Arts: ‘Mediums’ at Large,” OC Weekly, June 9, 2005

Public Exhibitions

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


2006-08 Huntington Beach Art Center, Painting / Art at the Beach Instructor

2009-10 California College of the Arts, Young Artist Studio Program/Extended Education

Published Books

"Things Are Scary” story and illustrations by Travis Collinson; published August 2010 Draw Books

Guest Speaker

2013 California State University, East Bay. ( By the invitation of Professor: Grace Munakata)