Donald Traver’s art hails from sources that are simultaneously primal and futuristic: family genealogical trees, Emerson’s transcendental eyeball, the surrealist backdrops of Yves Tanguy, cosmological diagrams, and the quirky landscapes of three-dimensional animation. Traver’s work ranges from the figural exploitation of both flat and infinite space to anthropomorphic shapes that are called into being by the whimsical interplay between light and shadow.
Donald Traver received his BFA from SUNY, New Paltz, NY, and lives and works in New York. He is a former recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Recent solo exhibitions include, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; White Columns, New York, NY; Krygier / Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY. He has participated in group shows at Edward Thorp Gallery, NY; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY; Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY; The Work Space, New York, NY; University of Texas, Dallas, TX; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL; Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY; Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Galeria Fucares, Madrid, Spain and Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. Public Collections include: Chase Bank, Fogg Art Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, IBM, The Progressive Corporation, The Queens Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University.