A native of Iowa, Travis Rice makes use of geometric forms and colorful materials to create simple and playful abstractions. He has created artworks on both a large and small scale, in both two and three-dimensional formats.
Travis Rice earned his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. In Des Moines, Rice’s work has been exhibited at Fitch Gallery, Art 316, Moberg Galleries and the Des Moines Art Center.
Public Art Commissions/Collaborations have included: (2012) Kansas City Police/Crime Lab, collaboration with RDG Art Studio; “The View from our Window-Grant Wood in Iowa”, Linn County Rest Area, Cedar Rapids, IA. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio.
(2011) “Jumping through Hoops”,(3) 70” x 70” Oil on Canvas Panels, Aviva Corporate Headquarters, West Des Moines, IA; “Day to Day”, (5) 52” x 40” Pastel on Paper Panels, Aviva Corporate Headquarters, West Des Moines, IA; “Lift”-Adair County Westbound Rest Area, Adair, IA. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio; “What the Flux”, 15’ x 120’Painted Exterior Wall Mural, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA.
(2010) “Highly Contagious”, (6) 52” x 40” Pastel on paper panels, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA; “Everyday I have the Blues”, Troost Avenue Bus Stop, Kansas City, MO. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio; “Thirst”, Universtiy of Florida SW Rec Ctr, Gainsville, FL. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio; “Triangle of Technology”, Dulles Corridor, Washington, DC. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio.
(2009) Johnson County Rest Area, Iowa City, IA, IDOT, Collaboration with RDG Art Studio.
(2008) “Sticking Tommies”, University of Wisconsin, Platteville Ullsvick Center, Platteville, WI. Collaboration with RDG Art Studio.
(2004) “Intercollegiate Athletics: Founded in Education” Iowa State University, Jacobson Plaza, Ames, IA; In collaboration with David Dahlquist.