Travis Lee Mitzel is a Chicago-Pittsburgh based artist exploring ecological concerns and existing in the Anthropocene. Often working with biological material to create photographic, video, and sculptural forms, Travis has a focus on new ecologies and recontextualizing human histories and relationships with nonhumans. In 2016 Travis won the Carnegie Museum Of Art Purchase Prize at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s 105th annual exhibition for work made around the idea of Pristine Nature. Travis is currently an MFA student in the photography department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an anticipated graduation of May 2019.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- New Ecological Practices of Making Space: The Great Lakes System
From Minding Nature’s Winter 2019, Volume 12, Number 1 issue.