Travis Fish (b.1989, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Defining himself as a ‘sweater-obsessed’, Fish paints branded sweaters, sport hoodies and caricature portraits of celebrities. Whimsical and distorted, his large-scale acrylic paintings often evoke the fabric of garments, playing on the intersection between art and fashion.
Interested in the way this specific item of clothing functions in society and often appropriating paintings by other artists of his generation as signifiers, the sweaters and hoodies he chooses are not random. Travis Fish playfully but meaningfully monumentalises and transforms them into icons in their own right.
Recent exhibitions include: Photocopy Breakfast, Gana Art, Seoul, 2021; *JUMPERS*, Alex Duve, Berlin, 2020; Malmö Sessions, Carl Kostyál, Sweden, 2019; Stockholm Dinner Sessions, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, 2019;; Dash by Travis Fish, Superzoom, M Building-Wynwood Art District, Miami, 2019; Live, Laugh, Love, Y2K group, New York, 2019; THE (HOODIE) at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019-2020; Wide World of Sports, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York, 2019.
Travis Fish’s debut solo show at Carl Kostyál, Stockholm will open in December 2021. Travis was an artist-in-residence at Carl Kostyál’s Mohilef Studio Artist Residency in Los Angeles from September to December 2021.