1980-81 Syracuse University, New York
1984 BFA, painting (Cum Laude), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1994 MFA, painting, University of Washington, Seattle
Lives and works in Seattle

Seleced Solo Exhibitions

1995 William Traver, Seattle
1996 William Traver, Seattle
1997 Laura Russo, Portland
William Traver, Seattle
1998 William Traver, Seattle
2000 Cervini Haas, Scottsdale
2001 William Traver, Seattle
2002 Frumkin/Duval, Santa Monica
LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
Cervini Haas, Scottsdale
2003 Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn
William Traver, Tacoma, WA
2004 Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn
LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
2005 Elizabeth Leach, Portland
LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
2006 University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor
Platform Gallery, Seattle
2007 Schroeder Romero, New York
2008 Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Elizabeth Leach, Portland
2009 Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
2011 Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
2013 “Ultra Marine” Elizabeth Leach, Portland

“SubOptic” Platform Gallery, Seattle

2014 “Testing”, Base Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

1989 Art and Soul, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
1990 Viewing Ourselves, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1991 The Figure: Personal Views and Collaborations, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
Common Past, Recent Work, Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1993 Dehesive, University of Washington, Seattle
Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
1994 Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1995 September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
1996 Combined Talents: Florida National, Museum of Fine Arts of Florida State University, Tallahassee
Artists Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1997 Drawings…A Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski Gallery, Seattle
Beeswax, SOIL Gallery, Seattle
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
They Came Here First! Center on Contemporary Art, and Bumbershoot: The Seattle Arts Festival
1998 Hands On Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Pattern, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Seafirst Bank Gallery, Seattle
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2000 4 x 4: Four Decades of Univ. of Washington Alumni, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
2001 Theory or Faith, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
2002 Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

[Travelled through 2004: Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley, CA;
Weisman Art Museum, University of
 Minnesota, Minneapolis;
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL]
2003 Portals, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 DNA: Art & Science – the Double Helix, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida,Tampa (online exhibition).
Thought Patterns, Kent Place Gallery, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ
2005 5 Painters, Platform, Seattle
Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
North by Northwest, Winston Wachter, NY
University of Washington School of Art, MFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition, SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
2006 Diagnosis [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany;
and the Museum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzburg,Germany
Potentially Mighty, p|m Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Building Tradition, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
Aesthetics Analytics, SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
2007 Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
Human Nature II: Future Worlds, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington
A Gathering of Friends, inaugural exhibition, Golden Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New Berlin, NY
Beneath the Skin, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
2008 Genesis – The Art of Creation, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Does DNA Define You? Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
2009 Genipulation: Genetic Engineering and Manipulation in Contemporary Art, CentrePasqueArt, Kunsthaus
Centre d’art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2010 Default State Network, Morgan Lehman, New York
Expansion, Robischon Gallery, Denver
The Power of Selection, part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery
Non-Objective, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2011 One Thing Leads to Another: process and repetition in contemporary print and drawings, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40, 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum
2012 Elles: SAM Gallery, Seattle Tower Building, Seattle
Elles : Platform, Platform Gallery, Seattle
2013 Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
Materialized, Robischon Gallery, Denver
Atmospheric Weather: Artwork from Seattle Public Utilities’ Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle

Awards & Grants

1991 WMassachusetts Cultural Council Arts Lottery Grant, Northampton, MA
1993 Nordstrom Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle
Fred Kraus Memorial Award, Faber Birren Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
1997-99 Open Studio Seattle, selected for a web site mentoring project sponsored by the NEA, Benton Foundation,
Seattle Art Museum, and Seattle Public Library
1999 Artist Trust GAP Grant (Grants for Artists’ Projects), Seattle
Betty Bowan Award Finalist, Seattle Art Museum

Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle

Centrum Residency, Port Townsend, WA
2001 PONCHO Special Recognition Award, administered by the Betty Bowan Award Committee, Seattle Art Museum
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award nominee, New York
2002 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle
2004 Visual Arts Grant finalist, Creative Capital Foundation, NY
Special Projects Grant, 4 Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County), Seattle
2005 Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle
2006 Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle
2011 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards nominee, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013 Purchase Award – Portable Works Collection, Seattle Public Utilities


City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection

Microsoft Collection

The Progressive Art Collection

Rosetta Inpharmatics

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington


Wellington Management