Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art – Photography.

Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2014


Bachelor of General Studies: Visual Anthropology,

University of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA, 2001


Professional Experience

2016-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor, Photography Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2013-2016 Adjunct Professor, Photography Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2005-2011 Photography Instructor (Photoshop For Photographers), New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

2010-2016 Freelance Photographer (Editorial and Corporate assignments)

2002-2012 Studio Manager, Richard Sexton Studio.


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Sad Tropics, with Cristina Molina, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX. (Forthcoming)

2018 site-specific commission, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. (Forthcoming)

2018 Salt on Silver, The Front, March, The Front, New Orleans, LA. (Forthcoming)

2018 Sad Tropics, with Cristina Molina, September, Polk Musuem of Art, Lakeland, FL.

2018 Sad Tropics (ancillary installation), with Cristina Molina, Tempus Projects, Tampa, Fl.

2017 Along Saint Claude, TED Women Talks, 2017: Bridges. (Featured Artist Exhibition), New Orleans, LA

2016 Sad Tropics, with Cristina Molina, September, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2016 Exit To the Shallows, with Jane Cassidy. May. National Park Service, New Orleans, LA.

2015 Pillars of St. Bernard, River House, Crevasse 22, Poydras, LA

2015 Confederate Jasmine with Petroleum Accents, Site-specific commission, Ogden Museum of

Southern Art, June, New Orleans, LA

2015 Along Saint Claude, The Front. June, New Orleans, LA

2014 Threshhold, Outdoor / site-specific installation, New Orleans, LA

2014 Medium Surface, The Front, November, New Orleans, LA

2014 Shadow Park, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University. February, New Orleans, LA

2013 Ambition, The Front. July, New Orleans, LA

2011 Kinda Deathy, with Morgana King. The Front . December, New Orleans, LA

2011 Beacons Abound, The Front, April, New Orleans, LA

2010 Portraits, H Gallery, Fotofest, April, Houston, TX. Curated by Zoya Tommy.

2009 Portraits, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, December, New Orleans, LA

Curated by David Houston.

2009 Portraits, The Front, October (concurrent to book release), New Orleans, LA

2009 Jazzfest=Prospect 1, The Front, January, New Orleans, LA.

2008 Sculptural Awareness, Studio 527, October Art for Art’s Sake New Orleans, LA

Curated by Bob Tannen

2007 Elegiac Being, PII Gallery, June, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Portraits, The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, October Art for Art’s Sake, New Orleans, LA

2006 Sculptural Awareness, The Bigtop Gallery, March, New Orleans, LA

2005 Deliverance on the Bayou, November, Site-specific installation, Midcity, New Orleans, LA

2005 Pick the One That Doesn’t Fit, The Waiting Room Gallery, August, New Orleans, LA


Select Group Exhibitions

2018 New Southern Photography, Ogden Museum of Souther Art, October, New Orleans, LA.

Curated by Richard McCabe.

2017 I [love] America and America [loves] Me, Box 13 Artspace, January, Houston, TX

2016 Maximize Window: The Expanded Photograph in Contemporary Art, New Orleans Photo Alliance,

September, New Orleans, LA

2016 FACE TO FACE: A Survey of Contemporary Portraiture of Louisiana Photographers, Hilliard

Museum, September, Lafayette, LA

2016 Labor of Love, May Gallery, August, New Orleans, LA

2016 Carry On, Gallery Breve, January, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 Straight Shot, Mass Gallery, May, Austin, TX

2015 The Rising, Contemporary Art Center, June, New Orleans, LA

2014 The Front @ Ginza Art Lab, Ginza Art Lab. May. Tokyo, Japan

2013 Union, Justice, Confidence, Vox Populi, June, Philadelphia, PA

2012 And The Winners Are…. New Orleans Photo Alliance, October, New Orleans, LA

2012 Spaces Contemporary Arts Center, February, Curated by Amy Mackie, New Orleans, LA

2011 American Portraits Ginger Eliot Exhibition Center, July, Curated by Teresa Wilmott, Claremont, CA

Before, During, and After Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum, February, New Orleans, LA

2009 Two Eyes, A Nose, and A Mouth, UNO Gallery, October, New Orleans, LA

2009 The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art, May, New Orleans, LA

2009 Things Fall Apart, Winkleman Gallery, January, NYC, NY

2008 Choice Cuts, Good Children Gallery, January, Curated by Adrian Price, New Orleans, LA

2005 No Place Like Home, Giola Gallery, November, Chicago, IL

2004 Recent Acquisitions, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, April,

Curated by William Greiner, New Orleans, LA

2003 Focus-Pocus: Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography, Beaker Gallery, June, Tampa, FLA

2002 No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, April, New Orleans, LA


Curatorial Service

2008-Present: Founding Member of The Front, President since 2010. Served as curator for:

Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Jared Ragland, May, 2018.

Clickbait, (14 local and national artists), PhotoNOLA & P.S.4 (with Maddie Wieand), December, 2017

4 Queens, Courtney Asztelos & Mark Brandvik, May 2017

Sliding South, Sam Feather Garner, Tammy Mercure, Akasha Rabut, Decmeber 2015

Baucis & Philomen, Emily Promise Allison, May 2015

Future Perfect, Judy Natal, January 2013

Ghost Walk: New Work by Ves Pitts, July 2012

Marc Andre Robinson: Prospect 1.5, November 2010

God’s Architects: Blueprints & Inspiration, Zack Godshall & Emilie Taylor” June 2010

If It Don’t Fit, Force It!, Daniel Fuselier, May 2010

Digigraphs, New Work by Michael J. Smith May 2009

titREX: Tiny Victories, February 2009


Honors and Awards

2018 NEA Grant Recipient for production of Sad Tropics exhibition at The Polk Museum of Art

2012 MFA Teaching Assistantship Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

2012 Special Site - Artist Project Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2010 H Gallery Photography Grant Juried by Will Michels, Awarded by H Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Michael P. Smith Grant Juried by Jeff Rosenheim, Awarded by New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA

2008 New Orleans Career-Op Grant Joan Mitchell Foundation / AORTA Projects



2017 Small Monograph: Beacons Abound, Antenna | Press Street

2015 Featured Artist (online): Beacons Abound, AINT-BAD New Photographic Art

2014 Contributing photographer: The Multispecies Salon, Eben Kirksey, Duke University Press

2013 Contributing photographer: Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, Rebecca Snedeker and Rebecca Solnit, University of California Press

2012 Featured Artist: A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, Michael Sartisky. University Press of Mississippi

Contributing photographer: New Roads and Old Rivers, Randy Harelson and Richard Sexton,

LSU Press

2011 Contributing Photographer including cover: New Orleans: The Underground Guide, Michael Patrick Welch. UNO Press

2010 Contributing Photographer: How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress

Press Street

2009 Featured Artist: Before (During) After. UNO Press

2009 Monograph: Portraits: Photographs from New Orleans, 1998-2009, Jonathan Traviesa, UNO Press

Featured Artist: (t)here Issue 10, Jason Maskowski, There Media, Inc

2008 Cover Photograph: Sloshmodels, Brett Evans. Heretical Texts

2006 Cover Photograph and contributing photographer: Katrina Exposed: A Photographic Reckoning. By Steven Maklansky. New Orleans Museum of Art



2017 “Curator's Choice”. Country Roads, October 2017

2017 “Up Close 2016: New Orleans”. Art in America, January 4

2016 “Feature: Burnaway's Best of 2016 Exhibitions”. Burnaway The Voice of Art in the South,

December 20

2016 “A Portrait of Florida Man in His Environs”. Gambit, September 19

2012 “Jonathan Traviesa”. Know Louisiana / Cultural Vistas. September 11

2011 “Depths of Field: The Portraiture of Jonathan Traviesa”., June 8

2011 “Beacons Abound Exhibition”., April 5

2009 “Traviesa at the Ogden Museum”. Inside Art New Orleans (, December 27

2009 “Jonathan Traviesa Photographs at The Front”. The Times Picayune (, October 20

2009 “Things Fall Apart” Art Forum, January

2007 “Arts Picks: Elegiac Being”. Philidelphia City Paper. July 31

2006 “Hot Picks: Art for Art’s Sake” (Traviesa #1), The Times Picayune, October 3

2005 “Roadside Recollections” The Times Picayune. November 18

2005 “Irony? Naturally”. The Times Picayune, August 26



2016 “Gaining Vision: Portraiture to Immersive Installation”. October. Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA.

2015 “Synthesizing Poly-Practices” May. Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA.

2014 “Post MFA Paths,” October, Art Department, University of New Orleans.

2013 "Traviesa as Artist,” March, Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University.

2010 “New Portraits, New Orleans,” December, New Orleans Photo Alliance

“Pictures: Best Said in a Story,” September, University of New Orleans

2008 “Image, Place, and Power,” April, Tulane University

2006 “Deliverance on the Bayou,” October, The Historic New Orleans Collection


Panel Discussions / Seminars

2017-8 Society for Photographic Education – Regional Conference in Baton Rouge. (planning team)

2015 “Conversation: Geographies”. Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. (panelist)

2015 “Industry Seminar. Contemporary Art Climate: The Model of New Orleans Collectives”. Society for Photographic Education. (panelist)