Ed Templeton

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Issue 9 Curated by Brendan Fowler
© Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton
Portrait of Miranda July , 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 44 In / 101.6 X 111.8 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Roberts & Tilton
We Live in Desert © Courtesy of the artist & Műcsarnok
Deanna #1, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print From An Analog 665 Polaroid Negative, Spray Paint, And Ink © Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton
Baby Walks Shadow, 2012 Black And White Photograph 20 X 16 In (50.8 X 40.64 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton
Lucy, Lavender , 2013 Photograph With Paint 105 X 83 Cm © Courtesy of Tim Van Laere Gallery
Tape Profile , 2012 Mixed Media On Paper 45 X 60 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Tim Van Laere Gallery
Nothing to say , 2012 Mixed Media On Paper 36 X 25.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Tim Van Laere Gallery
Never Get A Real Connection, 2012 Acrylic On Paper, Resin Coated Prints, Fiber Based Silver Gelatin Prints, Collage, Spray Paint, Ink 52.5 X 92.25 Inches
Man Waters Lawn, Suburbia, 2014 Acrylic On Panel 30 X 47.75 In
Huntington Beach Pier #2 (Get Divorced), 2015 Acrylic On Panel 48" X 96"
Quick Facts
Garden Grove, California
Birth year
Lives in
Huntington Beach, California
Works in
Huntington Beach, California
Representing galleries
Roberts & Tilton
Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2018
Hairdos of Defiance
Roberts Projects

Ed Templeton is a professional skateboarder and artist.

He began by painting the graphics for his skateboard company, TV and later for Toy Machine. In 2000, Ed's book of photography Teenage Smokers placed first in the Search For Art competition in Italy, winning $50,000. In the fall of 2001, Ed's artwork was featured in Juxtapoz magazine and in the 2002 produced an art exhibition, The Essentiel Disturbance, in the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) with the catalogue, The Golden Age of Neglet, published by Drago.

Ed Templeton is a featured artist of "Beautiful Losers", a touring art exhibit, collected art book and feature documentary film, which includes the work of various contemporary artists. A lot of the art included in Beautiful Losers provides skateboarding and other urban themes. Templeton and some members of the Toy Machine team skated on ramps (and even a car) setup at the base of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center in the summer of 2003 for the temporary showcase of Beautiful Losers.

In 2008, after eleven years of selection and research, Ed Templeton has published Deformer the summary of his personality as an artist in which he speaks of his human and aesthetic growth in the "incubator of suburban outskirts", Orange County, California.

He is also a co-editor of the arts magazine, ANP Quarterly, started in 2005.

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