Travis Somerville’s work simultaneously attempts to reconcile his personal struggle with his own Southern Christian upbringing and the tumultuous racial politics that still exist in today’s world. Somerville’s paintings, drawings, sculpture, and installations explore the complexities of racism and serve as a platform for discussion about US oppression and colonial attitudes abroad. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the University of Georgia, de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, Florida A&M University, Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Somerville’s Places I’ve Never Been was on exhibit at San Francisco Arts Commission, and his work was included in Newtopia, an international exhibition of 70 contemporary artists dedicated to Human Rights. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and San Francisco Art Institute. He lives and works in San Francisco.