TRAVIS SCHLAHT

American  B. 1975

BIOGRAPHY

 

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.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

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

2012   Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery, SF, CA

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

 

2014

Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

Dusk 'til Dawn, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

 

2013

Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

 

2012
Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA
Still Life Paintings, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

 

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