John Warren Travis

1890 Bryant Street, # 402

San Francisco, CA 94110


John Warren Travis has designed costumes and, in some instances, scenery for more than 150 productions on the West Coast including: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA; California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley, CA; American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA; Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR; Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Santa Maria, CA; Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA; and the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA. Since his retirement, John Warren Travis maintained a studio at 1890 Bryant Street and exhibited regularly in California for over a decade.

BFA, University of Texas, Austin, TX
MFA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


Select classes completed at the following institutions:

-The Art Students League of New York, New York City, NY

-Cluny Museum, Paris, France
-California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
-San Francisco Institute of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA



2020    Art Matters 2020, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

2020    HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

2015    Buena Vista East*, Heather Marx Art Advisory Online, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

2015    At the Edge, Andra Norris/Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

2015    Journeys and Destinations, Sue Steel/Mythos Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2010    Planta Genista, The Claremont Forum Gallery, Claremont, CA

2007    Verga: Rain that does not make it to the ground, Claremont Foundation, Claremont, CA

2006    Buena Vista East, The Claremont Forum Gallery, Claremont, CA

2005    Prince Harry Plays Polo, The Claremont Forum Gallery, Claremont, CA

1991    Exhibitor, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic

1989    Exhibitor, The Theater International Exhibition, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1988    Designs for Judevine, The American Conservatory Theater, Bennington, VT

1979    Designs for Badinage, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA and Europe


*The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art acquired two drawings from this series in 2015