Travis Schlaht | 1975 | California
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B. 1975 in California; currently lives in New York, NY

In the realm of Classical Realism, Travis Schlaht’s subdued but powerful paintings are commanding ever-increasing esteem. After receiving a baccalaureate degree in Studio Art at The University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA) in 1997, Schlaht moved to New York to acquire a more stringent art academic education at the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins. During this time, the artist began to analyze his subject matter in determined contemplation, becoming adept in the genres of still life, portraiture and landscape.

Deftly rendered yet delicate and painterly, Schlaht’s works have an unspoken purity to them.  He is well known for his still life paintings, composed of exacting detail, sensitive handling and dramatic use of color. Those drenched in a monochromatic and/or white palette are especially beguiling and seem reminiscent of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Symphony in White Series as well as the more extreme monochrome works of modernists Kazimir Malevich and, later, Robert Ryman. 

His portraits are also painstakingly accurate in likeness; however, they are filled with an ever-present and unresolved sadness. Whether this mood has been translated from the sitter or is reverberating from the artist himself is questionable, but the effect is undeniably arresting and almost haunting. Schlaht tends to the landscape with just as much care and intensity, creating precise and verdant canvases. Whatever the genre, it is quite clear that he understands and transforms the world around him in a manner that is thought-provoking and sincere.

Travis Schlaht is represented by galleries in New York, San Francisco, Cape Cod, Sag Harbor and Greenwich, and his work has been shown throughout the United States and England. He is also an instructor at the Grand Central Academy of Art and co-founder of the Hudson River Fellowship.


Artist Exhibitions
EDUCATION
1999 - 2002  The Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, NY
1998      .......The Art Academy College, San Francisco, CA
1995 - 1997    University of Pacific, Stockton, CA  B.A. Studio Arts
1993 - 1995    Merced College, Merced, CA  A.A. Liberal Studies
 
INSTRUCTION
Grand Central Academy of Art, NY NY
The Hudson River Fellowship
 
MEMBERSHIP
ACPAL- America, China Oil Painters Leauge
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009   Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007   Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA                              
2005   Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003   Introductions 2003, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Size Matters, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Figure In American Art, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, NY, NY
2010
Eat, Drink and Be Merry, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Self-Portraits, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY
2009
The Human Figure, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Trompe l’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
Florals, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Water Street Atelier, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
Observations in Nature: A Classical Approach to Landscape Painting, Trees Place, Orleans MA
Young Masters, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
10th Anniversary Show: 1998-2008, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2007
About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Small Still Lifes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tromp L’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Water Street Atelier, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005  
Paint What You Want, John Pence, San Francisco, CA
Valentines, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Allegories, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe l'Oeil Tradition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Three Person Show, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Connecticut Rivers and Landscapes Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT
2003
Self Portraits, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Exposed: The Nude, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Realism Exhibit, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2002
Still Lifes, Florals, Interiors, John Pence Gallery San Francisco,CA
Long Island Landscapes, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2001
The Water Street Atelier, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
Latest Works, The Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2000
Sketches of Spain, The Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Group Show, Century Gallery, Washington D.C
1999    
The Water Street Atelier, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
American Painting Video Magazine Vol1 Spring 2010
American Art Collector, October, November 2009
American Art Collector, November 2008
American Artist Magazine, January 2007
America Art Collector, December 2005

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