Meet Travis Mitzel

Profile Aug. 11, 2020
Travis Mitzel

For today’s Artist Wednesday, we’re sharing another video about an artist in the Counterpressures exhibition! Counterpressures explores the climate crisis from the unique perspective of 10 Pittsburgh-based artists. As the world has come to grapple with other crises, we are highlighting how these artists have adapted their practice to working from home.

Artist Travis Mitzel is an ecological artist whose work asks: “what does it mean to make art on a planet ravaged by climate catastrophe?” In this video, featuring the vibrant greenery and salamander tanks of his home studio, he explores the entanglements between humans, non-humans, and the relationships to their environment. Stay tuned for more videos from local artists featured in Counterpressures!