Ed Templeton is a professional skateboarder, and renowned contemporary artist and photographer, represented by Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Culver City, California. He is also co-editor of arts magazine, ANP Quaterly, started in 2005. Born in Garden Grove, California, in 1972, Templeton turned professional skateboarder for New Deal Skateboards in 1990; and in 1993 founded 'Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company' which produced legendary skateboarding videos: 'Welcome to Hell, 1995; and Good and Evil, 2004.
Templeton's book of photographs 'Deformer' was awarded 1st Prize at the International Festival of Photography, Rome; and his 'Teenage Smokers' Photo Installation, won the 'Search for Art' Grand Prize, Milan, Italy.
Ed Templeton's photographs and paintings have been exhibited widely, solo shows include: 'The Cemetery of Reason', S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium, 2010; which toured to the Museo d'Arte di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy, 2010; and to the Mucsarnok Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary, 2011; 'The Seconds Pass', Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California; and '@California / West Coast USA: Ed Templeton', Cultuurcentrum Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Group Exhibitions include: 'A New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010', Orange County Museum of Art, Orange Country, California; 'Perspectives 2010', International Center of Photography, New York, New York; and 'The 7th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts', Cultural Center of Liège-Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium.
Ed Templeton lives and works in Huntington Beach, California.