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Travis Mitzel

Pittsburgh, PA


Artist Statement

These Shirts Are Too Small: “These Shirts Are Too Small is a series that comes from my desire to explore personal discomfort. There are few things less comfortable to me than being in clothing that is too tight or ill fitting. For this series I decided to wear tight clothing and document my looks. This enabled one of my most uncomfortable perceived sensations to become real.

Sometimes bad dreams do become reality.”


Travis Mitzel received his BFA in Photography from Point Park University (Pittsburgh). He has exhibited his work widely, including at The Mine Factory (Pittsburgh); SPACE Gallery (Pittsburgh); the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 3 Rivers Arts Festival; the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), and; with The Magenta Foundation, amongst others. In 2016, Mitzel received the Carnegie Museum of Art Purchase Award. He currently works as a freelance photography assistant.

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