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Ed Templeton started skateboarding in 1985 and by 1990 had turned pro and taken the skateboarding world by storm, winning every competition he entered in the summer of ‘90. He won the world championships of skateboarding two times. ('90 and '93) In 1993 he started Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company, selling skateboards, wheels and t-shirts as well as making videos, like the legendary Welcome to Hell (1996) and award winning Good and Evil. (2004) He operates Toy Machine to this day, and is responsible for all of the graphic design, advertising, and team management, along with his pro skating.
While making his name in skateboarding, Templeton was busy painting and taking photographs documenting his travels and relationships with a mix of social documentary and personal expression. He has exhibited his artwork widely, including the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Museum Het Domein, Netherlands, and Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Orange County Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Templeton's growing oeuvre of paintings and photographs were also showcased in 2004's momentous Beautiful Losers group show. This seminal exposition, which also included work by Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, and a slew of others, brought together a new creative vanguard whose visual lexicon left an immediate mark on the culture, and was made into a feature film.
Templeton is also the co-editor of the periodical ANP Quarterly, along with Aaron Rose and Brendan Fowler.
In 2008 Templeton’s 2nd book of photographs, Deformer, was published in Italy and recently won first prize at the International Festival of Photography in Rome. In 2010 he will be having a mid-career retrospective of his work at the SMAK Museum in Gent, Belgium.
Templeton is represented in the US by Roberts & Tilton Gallery.