Ted Gillespie


St Louis Mo


Biography Ted A. Gillespie
1957: Born, Hammond, Indiana, resides in St Louis, Missouri
American Academy of Art 1975-1977 Chicago, Ill
Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale 1977-1979 Ft Lauderdale, FL
Student of Irvin Schapiro AWS Watercolorist 1975-76


33 Artist, MYSTLart, Group Show, Webster Groves, MO. 2018
Framations Gallery, St Charles, Mo. 2018, Group Show: Memory: Joy and Loss
3rd Place, “Now You See Me , Now You Don’t”
Group Show “Doubt”, Bingham Gallery, St Louis, Mo
Honorable Mention “Choices” 2016
Open Studio Debut: Title “Paintings My Wife Won’t Let Me Hang In The House” 2016
DesPeres Hospital, Group Show, Des Peres, Mo. 2016
Group Show Altrium Gallery Portland Or. FLESH, Passion for Paint 2016
Morpho Gallery Chicago Ill 11th Annual Emerging Artist, 2016
Foundry Art Centre Group Show “Going Home”St Charles, Mo. 2015
33 Artist, MYSTLart, Group Show, Webster Groves, MO. 2013
Naughty Gras, Group Show, St Louis Mo. 2012
VSA Group Show, Published Anthology Book, Traveling Show in the state of Missouri, 2012-2013 
Solo Show Picassos, St Charles, Mo. 2011
29 East Main Café, Los Gatos, Ca. Solo Show, 1994
Great Bear Café, Los Gatos, Ca. Solo Show 1994
Parc Provence Assisted Living, St Louis, Mo. Presentation “How to Look at Art with Ted” on going.

Artist Statement

Ted Gillespie, Artist

  Ted Gillespie has always been inspired by what his life gives him on a daily basis: stress, love, relationships, society, politics and even death. All these things play a major role in how and what he creates. He expresses his art without hesitation thru painting, drawings and sculpture. His paintings are a direct correlation to what’s happening in his life and yours; what’s happening in our society as well as our own homes. He doesn’t paint objects or “things,” He says “I paint events that happens in my life and or yours. My process is usually one of turmoil, then discovery, then turmoil, then destruction, then peace and, finally, acceptance.  I want my images to provoke, be elusive, have some ambiguity, move the inner you, and even make you recoil at times.”
Born in Hammond Indiana, He grew up in a lower middle class neighborhood. Aware at a very young age of the need to express himself, he started drawing and painting everything he could. The father of 5 boys, he paints from his home studio, residing with his wife and two dogs in St Charles, Missouri.
St Charles Foundry Art Centre, St Louis, Mo                                                                                                                                        
Art St Louis, St Louis Mo
St Louis Artist Guild, St Louis, Mo
MySLART, St Louis
Oak Leaf Artist Guild, St Peters, Mo



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