Elizabeth Travelslight, bulletproof security blanket, 2015, found textile assemblage including ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (uhmwpe), cotton, satin trim. 42" W x 72" L. Detail of work in progress.

Elizabeth Travelslight is an installation artist with a research background in mathematics, feminist histories of science, and contemporary art. Her work draws from notions of imagined community and technologies of memory, particularly around material practices of knowledge making and knowledge sharing. She extends her theoretical research through curious objects and mixed media installations that demonstrate the possibilities of art and craft with contemporary technology. Together, her work endeavors to demonstrate the inherent tensions and liberatory potential between remembering and forgetting, knowing and not knowing, holding on and letting go–all towards the re-forging of new paradigms of difference and relationship.


Travelslight graduated from the Digital Arts & New Media MFA Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2010 where she also received her BA in Mathematics with an emphasis in feminist histories of science in 1999. In 2008, she completed her MA in Media & Communication with an emphasis in poetry and contemporary philosophy through the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland. She lives in San Francisco where she teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and serves as Executive Staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, which she founded in 2013.