b. 1983—Pennsylvania, USA
MFA—2010—University of Kentucky
Member—ABC [artists' books cooperative]

Select Exhibitions

2017—Anagram Books, “1000 Ideas [ABC]”, Berlin, Germany
2017—FRAC Poitou-Charentes, “Summary”, Angoulême, France
2017—LMAK Gallery, “Bound by Paper — Books”, New York City, NY
2016—Craft Studio (University of Missouri), “A Certain Place”, Columbia, MO (curator)
2016—Gagosian Gallery, “Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.”, Beverly Hills, CA
2015—Gagosian Gallery, “Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.”, Paris, France
2015—DEMO Projects, “O White Gods”, Springfield, IL. (solo)
2014—BookDummyPress @ MANA CONTEMPORARY, “ABCEUM”, Jersey City, NJ
2014—Brighton Photo Biennial, “Five Photography Collectives”, Brighton, UK
2014—Bingham Gallery (University of Missouri),”O White Gods", Columbia, MO (solo)
2014—Art + Design Gallery (University of Kansas), "The Middle", Lawrence, KS
2013—Museum Brandhorst, "Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.", Munich, Germany
2013—Marcus Campbell bookshop, "Serious Double Acts", London, England
2013—Orange Coast College, "Residential Façades", Costa Mesa, CA. (solo)
2013—Gagosian Gallery, "Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.", New York City, NY
2013—Westergasfabriek, “Unseen Festival Book Market”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (fair)
2013—Open-Eye Gallery, "Precious Commodities", Liverpool, England
2013—Arts Santa Monica, “From Here On”, Barcelona, Spain
2013—Art + Design Gallery (University of Kansas), "a fair", Lawrence, KS. (curator)
2012—FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, “From Here On”, Antwerp, Belgium
2012—London South Bank University Digital Gallery, “The ED Show”, London, England
2012—Mews Project Space, “ABCED”, London, England
2012—Westergasfabriek - Openbare verlichting, “ABCED @ Offprint”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012—Mercantile Library, “Evolution of Photo Bookmaking”, during FotoFocus 2012, Cincinnati, OH
2012—Art + Design Gallery (University of Kansas), “Design Faculty Exhibition”, Lawrence, KS
2012—Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, "Yesterday's Tomorrow", Overland Park, KS
2012—Islip Art Museum, "Urban/Suburban", East Islip, NY
2012—WorkSpace Gallery, "Residential Façades", Lincoln, NE (solo)
2012—Tremaine Gallery (The Hotchkiss School), "Fabricated", Lakeville, CT
2011—Plug Projects, “Remasters”, Kansas City, MO
2011—Imaginarium Gallery, “systeMY / systemUS”, Lodz, Poland
2011—Les Rencontres d’Arles, "From Here On", Arles, France
2011—Printed Matter, "ABC/POD", New York City, NY
2011—Intervention Gallery, "Continuum", London, England
2011—Platform Gallery (UC-Santa Barbera), "Suburbia", Santa Barbera, CA
2011—Kumu Art Museum, "For Love Not Money - 15th Tallinn Print Triennial", Tallinn, Estonia
2011—Kiang Gallery, "...After the Suburbs", Atlanta, GA
2011—Winchester Gallery, “Follow-ED”, Winchester, England
2011—Arnolfini Arts Centre, “Follow-ED”, Bristol, England
2011—P74 Gallery, "Follow-ED", Prušnikova, Ljubljana
2011—Barr Gallery (IU-Southeast), “Strange Attractors”, New Albany, IN
2010—Du Mois Gallery, "Ethnographic Terminalia", New Orleans, LA
2010—SRO Photo Gallery (Texas Tech University), “Eleven Mega Churches”, Lubbock, TX (solo)
2010—Flash Forward Festival, "Self-Publish, Be Happy", Toronto, Canada
2010—Land of Tomorrow, “Sorority Skin Tones : Boxes”, Louisville, KY (solo)
2010—Lexington Art League, "KY7 Biennial", Lexington, KY
2010—Institute 193, “Residential Facades”, Lexington, KY (solo)
2010—The Print Center, “84th Annual International Juried Exhibition : Photography", Philadelphia, PA
2010—Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, “No-ISBN”, Leipzig, Germany
2010—Land of Tomorrow, “Every Church In Fayette County”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Lexington, KY (solo)
2010—The 930 Art Center, “Megachurches”, Louisville, KY, (two-person show)
2010—18 Rabbit Gallery, “Environmentalism by Proxy”, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2010—Manifest Gallery, “Burb: Zones of Living”, Cincinnati, OH

Select Publications / Media

2015—Illinois Times, “Internationally Acclaimed Artist Alert”, Springfield, MO, 5 Feb
2015—Illinois Times, “Demo Project presents Travis Shaffer”, Springfield, MO, 6 Feb (online video interview)
2014—Vox Magazine, not another coffee table book, Columbia, MO, 15 Oct
2014—Photoworks: Issue 21, Interview with ABC members Travis Shaffer, Louis Porter and Andreas Schmidt”, 1 Oct
2014—Wavepool, “Interview with Travis Shaffer”,, Sept 22
2014—Tate, Jordan, “O White Gods”, 17 July
2014—Wilder, Amy, “Niche: Travis Shaffer”, Columbia Tribune Journal, 27 July
2013—Lederman, Russet, "Review: Various Small Books...", The Eyes (Paris), Autumn/Winter.
2013—Wooldridge, Duncan, "The Continuing Evolution of the Photobook", Elephant Magazine (London), 1 Oct
2013—Borsuk, Amaranth, "The Artist's book as Idea", Jacket 2, 10 Sept
2013—Vogel, Carol, "Conceptual Inspiration, by the book", NY TIMES, 28 Feb
2013—Stringfellow, Kim, "The photobooks of Ed Ruscha",, 8 March
2013—“Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha”, the MIT press, 4 January
2012—Baker, Stacey, “Artist’s Books and Oil Pumps”, NY TIMES, 6th floor blog, 28 Sept
2012—"Residential Facades", Landscape Stories, Online (Italy), Issue 007 “The Trees”, 2 March
2012—Graham, Leon, "A Lament for Lost Dreams" (review), Lakeville Journal, 23 Feb
2011—"From Here On", exhibition catalog, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France
2011—Bembnister, Theresa, "Four artists examine ideas...", Kansas City Star, 28 Dec
2011—Hamilton, Curtis, "NY Art Book Fair Re-cap", Daylight Magazine blog, 8 Oct
2011—“Eleven Mega Churches”, Netherworld Magazine (Edinburgh, UK), Online, 25 March
2011—"Residential Facades", New Landscape Photography (Syracuse, NY), Online, 20 April
2011—"Residential Facades", Polar Inertia, Los Angeles, CA, Issue 37, Spring
2011— “systeMY / systemUS”, exhibition catalog, Imaginarium Gallery, Lodz, Poland
2011—Gordon Lasner, Matthew "From Atlanta to Beijing: Picturing the Suburbs",, Atlanta, GA
2011—"...After the Suburbs", exhibition catalog, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011—“For Love not Money” exhibition catalog, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia
2010—“Ethnographic Teminalia”, exhibition catalog, Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010—Bramlet, Kellie, “Exhibit Considers Impact of Megachurches”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX
2010—Rawlinson, Dr. Mark, “Let the People Choose: the Rise of the Generic Vernacular”, essay
2010—“Residential Façades”, exhibition catalog, Institute 193, Lexington, KY
2010—"15 Artists Analyze Our Suburbs",, Cincinnati, OH, 22 January
2010—"Burb: Zones of Living", exhibition catalog, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH
2010—Meador, Jonathan, ”Behold the Mega Church”, Leo Weekly, Louisville, KY, 20 January
2010—Hilenman, Diane, ”Any Given Sunday”, Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, 8 January
2010—Dougher, Colleen, ”Watership Downer”, City Link Magazine, Miami, FL, 31 December
2010—”Environmentalism by Proxy”, exhibition catalog, 18 Rabbit Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Select Art + Artist's Book Fairs

Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, "Independent Art Book Fair", Brooklyn, NY (fair)
PS1 Contemporary Art Center, “New York Art Book Fair”, Long Island City, NY (fair)
Tate London, “Offprint London”, London, England (fair)
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, "LA Art Book Fair", Los Angeles, CA (fair)
Beaux Arts de Paris, “Offprint Paris”, Paris, France (fair)
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Vancouver, Canada (fair)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, "London Art Book Fair", London, England (fair)
Westergasfabriek, "Offprint Amsterdam", Amsterdam, The Netherlands (fair)
New Art Gallery Walsall, “Artists’ Publishing Fair”, Walsall, England (fair)
Het Wilde Wetten, “Wild Book Market”, Rotterdam, Netherlands (fair)
Documenta Halle, “International Photobook Festival”, Kassel, Germany (fair)

Selected Public Collections

FRAC Pouitou-Charentes - Angoulême, France
Brooklyn Museum - Libraries and Archives - Brooklyn, NY, USA
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book + Manuscript Library - New Haven, CT, USA
The University of Colorado - Photobook Collection - Boulder, CO, USA
iPL (Indie Photobook Library) - Washington DC, USA
National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa, Canada
The University of the West of England - The Centre for Fine Print Research - Bristol, UK
University of Creative Arts - Farnham, UK
International Centre of Graphic Arts - Ljubljana, Slovenija