Travis Childers is an artist and curator with over twenty years of museum experience working as a preparator in several of Washington DC’s premier art collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens; and the Museum of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Childers is the founder and curator of Ruby Projects, an independent contemporary art gallery located in Fairfax, VA, that focuses on thoughtfully presenting works of local artists.
Throughout his career, Childers has shown both nationally and internationally, including at Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York, NY; Benrimon Gallery in New York, NY; and the Virginia Museum for Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA. His work is featured in many private collections, including some curated by the prestigious Sotheby’s International Artlink Young Artists Program.
Childers has won many grants and awards, including a notable fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, several from Arts Fairfax, and the Liquitex Excellence in Art grant. He has also been selected as a finalist for the Trawick Prize, a Contemporary Art Award in Bethesda, MD, and has been a semi-finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.
Childers received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.