Marc Travanti was born in Kenosha, WI. In 1980 he moved to New York City and soon became part the emerging art scene in the East Village. During that time his work was exhibited at Piezo Electric, P.P.O.W., Civilian Warfare, American Fine Arts and numerous other galleries in the area. Later his art was exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the city including John Davis, Stux, PS 122, Jack Tilton, Feature, The Sculpture Center, White Columns, The Alternative Museum and The New Museum. While producing of bodies of work in sculpture, painting, ceramics and photography, Marc has also worked on video, installation and performance pieces with dancers, choreographers and playwrights. An extended project was an art/martial arts/dance group called BudoFlux that he developed with Germany based choreographer Howard Katz. That work, in diverse forms, was presented in NYC and Berlin at various galleries, nightclubs and performance spaces. Other galleries abroad where Marc’s work has been shown are Dvorak Sec in Prague, Submarine Gallery in London, and Lidewij Edelkoort in Paris. Marc is head of the art department at The Nightingale-Bamford School in NYC where he has been teaching since 1981. From 1983 to 1999 he taught karate in NYC at a dojo he established called NYC YinYangDo. Marc has an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Colorado, Boulder.