Artworks by Ted VanCleave’s can be found in collections in the USA
and internationally and have been acquired by the Frederick R.
Weisman Art Foundation as part of their permanent collection. His
interviews on CNN among others have received a worldwide audience.
His art has been exhibited with works by Gephardt Richter, Lucio Fonatana
and Alexander Calder.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
of Holmby Hills, CA
VanCleave's Sinuosity wall sculpture "Blue Flash" for
their permanent collection through Victori Contemporary of NYC. Dec. 2013
Palm Beach, FL
Miami, FL. Nov 27, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
21st International Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich Switzerland ~ Exhibited by
Vertes Modern of Zurich, Switzerland,
Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015
Visit Kunst 2015 site
Context Art Miami
Dec 4-7, 2014
Aqua Art Miami
of New York, New York, USA. Dec
Aug 7 - Sept 8, 2014
July 24-28, exhibited by
Jan Kossen Contemporary
of Basel, Switzerland. 2014
Jan Kossen Contemporary
of Basel, Switzerland,
Audrey Love Gallery,
~ May 9-June 8, 2014
Zurich Switzerland ~ Exhibited by
Vertes Modern of Zurich, Switzerland,
March 14-16, 2014
International Contemporary Art Fair
of New York, New York, USA. Feb 13-14, 2014
VanCleave was the only
artist exhibited simultaneously in these four major Basel Art Week
venues in 2013, Art Miami, Context, Aqua and Spectrum.
Dec 3-8, 2013
Galerie von Vertes
of Zurich, Switzerland
Context Art Miami
Aqua Art Miami
of New York, New York, USA - sold out
Vertu Fine Art
of Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Victori Contemporary of
NYC exhibited VanCleave's Sinuosity sculptures at
Emerge Art Fair
In Washington DC, Oct 3-6, 2013
Miami Encore aboard the Seafair MegaYacht, Miami
~ April 4-7, 2013
Gaga Gallery based in Seoul South
Korea exhibited VanCleave's
Sinuosity sculptures at
Art Miami Context during Art Basel week in
Miami ~ Booth D60. Dec. 4-9, 2012
Michael Lisi Contemporary Art based in Brooklyn, NY exhibited VanCleave's
Sinuosity and Drape sculptures at
Overture Miami during Art Basel
week in Miami ~ Booth 504. Dec. 4-9, 2012
Beverly Hills Art
in the Park - Oct 20/21, 2012
Brickell Art Walk Miami - Oct 30, 2012
Haven Miami Beach
- Haven exhibited twenty four new "Epic Sunset" series photos digitally
for one week via their innovation backlit screen technology. Twelve
large scale art images are displayed simultaneously and images are
rotated every half hour. Exhibition opening July 1, 2012. This
exhibition was co-sponsored by Miami Independent Thinkers and For
Artists...By Artists and also featured works by artist Franklin Sanchez.
View the video of the exhibition opening.
View the Epic Sunset series here.
Thinkers Art Basel 2011 -
Six new "Drape Series" sculptures by Ted VanCleave were selected to be
included in the Miami Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2011 curated
exhibition. The exhibition takes place at Awarehouse in the Miami
Wynwood Arts District, Dec 1 through Dec 4, 2011.
The Awarehouse, 550 N.W. 29th Street, Miami, FL.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12:00pm
until Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 6:00pm.
Click here to
view the Drape Sculpture Series.
View photos of the event here.
Angeles Center Studios - Select
VanCleave LA Series C-Prints were on exhibit at the Los Angeles
Center Studios March 1-31, 2011 in Los Angeles. This downtown 20
acre film and TV studio facility has been used for on-site filming by
many hit TV shows including Mad Men, Law & Order: Los Angeles and
LA Art Show
VanCleave LA Series C-Prints were on exhibit at the LA Art Show Jan
19-23, 2011 in Los Angeles. Represented by LA's premiere art
magazine, Fabrik and The
Factory art gallery in booth #314.
The Art Institute of Hollywood
announces its first
gallery exhibit in its new NoHo Arts District location featuring the
photography of Ted VanCleave. The Ted
VanCleave: Hollywood Sign Series exhibition is on view from October 20
through July 1, 2010. The Gallery at The Art Institute of California
- Hollywood, located at 5250 Lankershim Boulevard is open to the public at
no charge. An artists’ reception will be held November 23rd.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday 9am to 4pm,
and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Skylark Fine Art Gallery of West Hollywood
group show ended Jan 1, 2009. Skylark Fine Art
Gallery opened it's doors in Feb., 2008 and also represents artists Luc Leestemaker, Richard Erdman, and Patrick Marold. The gallery is
located in the popular design district of West Hollywood, two blocks from
the Pacific Design Center and across the street from Urth Cafe at 8576
Click here to read the
The Los Angeles Series of architectural
images by Ted VanCleave were exhibited during WestWeek at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, March 24 through
March 28, 2008.
An internationally-recognized trade event, WestWeek welcomes thousands of
design professionals and trade journalists each spring.
Art International fine art expo in Pasadena, CA.
Oct 18-21, 2007.
Venice Art Walk,
by invitation only, Venice CA, May 19 & 20, 2007. The Venice
Art Walk & Auctions is an annual celebration of art, architecture, music
and fine cuisine benefiting Venice Family Clinic. The Venice Family Clinic
is the largest free clinic in the
country, providing free, quality health care to nearly 22,000 people in
need per year. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of
was donated to The Clinic. The image, LA 216a captures the
unique Chiat Day "Binoculars" building by
Frank O. Gehry, which is located on Main Street in Venice, CA.
"Structure: The Los Angeles Series" solo
show at Chop Chop, Salon/Gallery, LA, CA.
Exhibit dates: November 5, 2006
through Jan 5, 2007. Artist reception Thursday, November 30 from
Click here for more info about this show.
Create:Fixate's Five Year Anniversary Show, "Alive In Los Angeles".
December 9, 2006, Hollywood, California.
Twelve of VanCleave's "Eco Art" pieces
have been donated for a Silent Auction with 100% of the proceeds
supporting Create:Fixate's Emerging Artist High School Program.
"Los Angeles: Rise of the Urban
Jungle" at Metro Gallery, LA, CA.
June 3rd, 2006 to July 1st,
Venice Art Walk,
by invitation only, Venice CA, May 2006
annual "All Photography Show", July 16th, 2005. Juror: Jason
The group exhibition titled "L.A. 2004",
celebrates the 50-year tradition of the Los Angeles Municipal Art
Gallery's summertime All City Art Festival. The exhibition dates: July
14 - August 15, 2004
The Hollywood Sign series
by Ted VanCleave was selected as the inaugural exhibit for The Gallery at
The Art Institute of California – Hollywood by President Gregory J. Marick.
“Upon first seeing his photography of the Hollywood Sign, I was awed by
VanCleave’s artistry, compelling me to contemplate the icon which I’ve
seen a thousand times before but which never before looked so fresh.”
Added Marick: The details, perspective, and colors come together in ways
which cast a new light on this familiar landmark – a fantastic creative
achievement worthy of celebration in The Gallery at The Art Institute of
California – Hollywood”. Greg Marick, President, Art Institute of
California, Hollywood, CA
Ted VanCleave’s abstract, architectural
photographs of Los Angeles depict a fantastical, futuristic vision of
urban landscape. Forceful lines and curves of cement soar across skies
saturated with expressionistic colors. The vertiginous angles, blocks of
solid color, and disorienting geometry create a picture space wherein
solid forms become pure abstraction. Only an occasional reference to the
surrounding environment or the colors of the natural world remind us that
this is Los Angeles, a real place, as reinterpreted by VanCleave’s
Ted VanCleave has captured the
urban landscape of Los Angeles by focusing on the city’s unique style of
modern and postmodern industrial architecture. His photographs of the
city’s architecture extend beyond representation and become brilliant,
almost surreal, abstracts that juxtapose vibrant color and the geometry of
the city’s landscape.
VanCleave’s color palette expertly plays with photography’s unique ability
to capture subtleties in light and shadow, adding a richness and narrative
depth to his primarily abstract form. Metro Gallery,
Los Angeles CA
Ted VanCleave provides vivid images of inspiring
architecture, transcending time and space and capturing glimpses of
vitality amid vast swaths of urban drudgery. 21st Century
Coast to Coast Move
VanCleave moved his
studio from Los Angeles to Miami Sept 2011.
Baumeister Architektur Quartett
- The German architectural magazine
will present a feature of VanCleave's
Abstracted Architecture images in it's next quarterly issue.
Hollywood Sign Series Featured
The Hollywood Sign Trust
which oversees the care and security of the Hollywood Sign now features VanCleave's Hollywood Sign Series images on their web site.
Click here to view
Century City CA
Gartenberg Gelfand Wasson & Selden, LLP, Los Angeles CA
Renown Health Hospital, Reno NV -
View images here
Apple licensed one of VanCleave
Hollywood Sign images for worldwide use. Nov 2015.
A Hilton property licensed
100+ VanCleave prints for their hotel rooms in Miami. July 2015.
The Architect's Newspaper
licensed VanCleave's image
LACMA West Golden Glow at Sunset for their upcoming issue. June
licensed a VanCleave
Hollywood Sign image for two of their book covers
about cinema by Gabriella Oldham. May, 2012
Crowne Plaza LAX
(Los Angeles) licensed hundreds of images from the Hollywood Sign Series
and LA Icons Series for display in their guest rooms. Nov 2011
Licensed Unlimited print media, OOH,
collateral, in-flight, electronic. Territory: global except US. 2 years.
Industry exclusivity. Congress Hotel shot in Miami.
http://tedvancleave.com/miami102b.htm. Jan 2011
Art Auctions licensed VanCleave's image of the
Sierra Towers for their
Post War and Contemporary Arts Catalog, The Betty Freeman, Legacy of a
Patron collection (May 2009). The licensed image was used
to illustrated the current look of the Sierra Towers as painted by David
Hockney, which was in the Betty Freeman Collection in Los Angeles.
Betty Freeman was
one of Los Angeles' premiere patrons and collector and she
helped support and influence many top artists including Hockney.
For more information about the Betty Freeman Collection:
Read more here.
Everyman Pro Photo Contest - Ted is a judge for
the 3rd Annual
Everyman Pro Photo Contest.
were announced Thursday July 1st, 2011
2008 - "Dirt" / FX / ABC Television - Courteney Cox stars and is Executive Producer. Four 45"x60" images
from the new Hollywood Sign Series are featured in the show for season 2.
2006 - "The X Effect" / MTV - Several VanCleave photographs are used as
decor throughout the show.
2003 - "One On
One" / The WB - Several VanCleave paintings were featured in the gallery scene.
Magazine - Issue 4, 2006. Distributed in the USA Dec 20,
Click here to view the
images featured in Eyemazing
Click here to read
California Home + Design Magazine - Oct 2006
California Homes Magazine - Oct 2006
Awards and Competitions
The Eleventh Annual Faber Birren Color Award Show, an open juried
national art competition selected VanCleave’s mixed media painting
"Ripped Rhapsody VII" to be included in its annual
exhibition. The theme of the competition was "distinguished and
creative expression with color". The competition’s juror: Laura
Rosenstock, Curator, department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of
Modern Art, New York.
VanCleave received Top National Honors (Award 1) at the National
Watercolor Society’s 70th Annual Competition in the Experimental
Category. This prestigious national competition drew over 1400 entries.
The Juror of Awards: William Brice, Painter, Printmaker and Professor of
Art at UCLA.
‘Abstract Reasonings’, an open juried competition for California
artists selected VanCleave’s ‘OPOB 11’ to be included in its
gallery exhibition. The work selected is an abstract oil pastel on black
paper. The exhibit was held at the Mark Reuben Gallery of Sausalito, CA.
Art of California Magazine’s Discovery Awards Competition
bestowed VanCleave with a Bronze Award in the mixed media category. The
purpose of the competition was to uncover emerging California artists.
competition’s jurors included Henry Hopkins, director, UCLA Wight Art
Gallery and Chairman of the Art Department and Philip Linhares, Chief
Curator of Art, The Oakland Museum.
The Dougherty Arts Center
in Austin, Texas has chosen one of VanCleave’s recycled Eco Art paintings
to be included in its "Our Fragile Environment" exhibition. The
purpose of the competition and the exhibition is to examine the
relationship between art and the environment.