Timeline

1972
Born: in Garden Grove, CA
1994
Had his first solo exhibition in New York at Alleged Gallery
2008
Deformer, his first hardcover monograph, was published by Damiani
Search for Art, grand prize for the “Teenage Smokers” photo installation; Milan, Italy
Lives and works in Huntington Beach, CA

Exhibitions

2006
Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2006
Deformer, Colette, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Suffer the Joy, Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
Mexico/LA curated by Aaron Rose, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006
Dig For Fire,Tim Van Laere Gallery,Antwerp,Belgium
2006
Americans, curated by Peter Weiermair, Kunstalle Vienna, Austria
2006
Beautiful Losers, La Triennale de Milano, Italy
2006
Beautiful Losers, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France
2006
Skate Culture, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
2006
LA Art in NY, Altman Building, New York, NY, USA
2006
BANG! BANG!, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France
2006
Preus Museum of Photography, Horten, Norway
2006
Biennial of Romania
2006
Carpe Diem, Onsix Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2006
Mixed Plates, Voice Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
2006
Monster Child Gallery, Sydney, Australia, USA
2005
First We Take Museums, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Filnand
2005
Beautiful Losers, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA
2005
Raw Dogs, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005
Improved, The Postcard Project” Fosterart, London, England
2005
You Ruin My Life, 2 person with Deanna Templeton, Anti-Social, Vancouver, Canada
2005
Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD , USA (catalogue)
2005
The Fogged Mirror, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)
2005
Mined Empty, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2005
The Judas Goat, Modern Art, London, England (solo)
2005
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
2004
Angel of Decay, Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy (solo)
2004
The Prevailing Nothing, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)
2004
Ed Templeton, 55DSL, Milan, Italy (solo)
2004
Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA(catalogue)
2004
Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
2004
The OsCene, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2004
No More Reality, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003
The Fourth Sex (adolescent extremes), Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami and Ralf Simons
2003
Modart Munich, ISPO Center, Munich, Germany
2003
Crazy Bastard" New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2003
Skate Culture: The Art of Skateboarding, Contemporary Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Ca, USA
2003
Models and Mavericks, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Holland
2002
I, Camera, 0-1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002
Detour, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA
2002
The Essential Disturbance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Super Hero, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002
Scratch off the Serial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2002
Juxtapoz 8th Anniversary Art Show" Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca, USA
2002
Session the Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA
2002
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
2001
The Portrait Show, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001
Sunshine, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2001
Paintaholics, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001
The Black Sperm of Vengeance, 2 person with Leigh Ledare, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001
Precious Cargo, KBond, Los Angeles CA, USA
2001
Deeply Scathed, Aki-Ex Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2001
The Sado-Voyeurist, 1Pixel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
2001
Situation-Comedy, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands, USA (solo)
2000
Wires Crossed, New Image Art / Bookarts, Santa Monica CA, USA (solo)
2000
Barb Wire Heaven, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000
Disciplined and Vigilent” 2 person with Tobin Yelland, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000
Pure” ESP Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2000
Arkitip, Exposition and Projections, Espace Flon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2000
Poster Renaissance, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000
Best of the West, 0-1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000
Modart 2000, Modart Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
2000
Search for Art, Area Bovisa, Milan, Italy
2000
Museum Het Domein, Netherlands (solo)
1999
Modart Warp Tour, traveling exhibit in the US and Europe
1999
The Bathroom Show” New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1999
Modart 99, Modart Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
1999
The Bird Show, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1999
The Golden Age of Neglect, Alleged Gallery, NY, USA (solo)
1998
Retarded, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
1998
Off the Hook, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1998
Modart 98” Modart Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
1998
The Outsiders, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1997
Graphic vs. Product, 0-1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1997
The Independents, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1996
Culture is Our Business, Melbourne Museum of Art, Australia
1995
Grind: the graphics and culture of skateboarding, Huntington Beach, USA
1995
Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA –curated by Tyler Stallings and Ed Templeton, USA
1995
CityFolk, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1995
Dysfunctional, Blue Note Gallery, London, England
1994
Pathetic Masterwork’s, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1994
Waiting for the Earth to Explode, Alleged Gallery, NY, USA (solo)
1993
48 hours in the hole, Gallery X, Los Angeles CA, USA
1992
The Degenerates, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago Ill, USA

Literature

2006
Ed Templeton: Deformer, published by Grey Bull Press 2006 (forthcoming)
2006
Rose, Aaron, L.A. Street Style, Flash Art January-February 2006: 86-88
2005
Kraus, Chris and Jan Tumlir, Jane McFadden. LA Artland. Black Dog Publishing, 2005
2005
Marcopoulos, Ari, Suburban Dweller: Ed Templeton. The Journal Spring 2005: 80-112
2004
Details. December 2004: 50
2004
Vuckovich, Mike. Rawness Prevails at Ed's Latest Exhibit. Skateboarding Magazine April 2004: 86
2004
Art Review. December/January 2004: 79
2003
Ohlmann, Leah. From the Extreme to Everyday Life, Los Angeles Times Friday, December 12, 2003: E 41
2003
Stoilas, Helen, What’s On, The Art Newspaper December 2003: 9
2003
Nelson, Arty, Ed Templeton’s Big Nothing, LA Weekly Friday, November 14, 2003: 40 -41
2003
Fannel, Shelley, Champion Axle Grinder and Paintbrush Master Ed Templeton Brings It Back Home, Dazed & Confused November 2003: 46
2003
Gibb, Brian,The Prevailing Nothing, The Art Prostitute Issue #3, Fall 2003: 58