Multidisciplinary artist Ted VanCleave has been creating his unique visions for more than thirty years while living in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami before making Saint Petersburg his home in 2017. VanCleave's new Reflexions Collection of sculptural mirrors are a fusion of fluid and organic shapes bathed in bold colors. The medium is leather as it's never been experienced before. Each piece is a meditation in form and every angle is a different story. The flow, the folds, the peaks and valleys plus bold metallic finishes make them endlessly interesting, adding new energy to any space.

Artworks by VanCleave 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 work was exhibited at the Dali Museum in 2018. He's also exhibited widely during Art Basel in Miami including Art Miami, Art Miami Context and Aqua Art Miami. His work was exhibited in four major fairs simultaneously via four top international galleries. His interviews on CNN among others have received a worldwide audience.

Permanent Collection

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation of Holmby Hills, CA acquired VanCleave's Sinuosity wall sculpture "Blue Flash" for inclusion in their permanent collection through Victori Contemporary of NYC. The Weisman collection includes works by Cezanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, Ernst, and Miro as well as de Kooning, Rothko, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, and Rosenquist.


DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Washington DC
DTR Modern, Boston, MA
DTR Modern, Nantucket, MA

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MOSI - The Museum of Science > Industry, Tampa, FL
Venustas / Architecture > Design Photography, at ArtLofts, St Petersburg, FL

Fremin Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, New York
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Georgtown, Washington DC
Fabrik Projects, Los Angeles, CA

"Capture" at Five Deuces Gallerie, St Petersburg, FL, Feb 1- 29
Art Palm Springs - Fabric Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, Feb 13-17
LA Art Show - Fabric Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, Feb 5-9
Palm Beach Modern > Contemporary via Fremin Gallery, NYC, Palm Beach, FL
Fremin Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, New York
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Georgtown, Washington DC

Covid Cancelled Exhibitions 2020
Scope - via Fremin Gallery, NYC, March 5-8
New York - Affordable Art Fair NYC - via Fremin Gallery, NYC, March 26-29
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong - via Fremin Gallery, NYC, May 15-17
Denver Fine Art Fair - via Stella Ripley Gallery, Quebec, May 28-31

CONTEXT Art Miami - Fabric Projects, Los Angeles
Scope Miami Beach - Stella Ripley Gallery, Quebec
Pulse Miami Beach - Eco Gallery, NYC
Camden, St Petersburg, FL (solo)
Pilot Bank, St Petersburg, FL (solo)
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Washington DC

The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL
ArtsXchange Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Washington DC

ArtsXchange Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern, Washington DC

> Gallery, Miami, FL
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL

Kunst, 21st International Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich Switzerland - Vertes Modern of Zurich, Switzerland
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL

Context Art Miami - Galerie Obrist, Essen, Germany
Aqua Art Miami - Victori Contemporary of New York, New York, USA
James Hotel, Miami, FL
Art Southampton, New York, July 24-28, Jan Kossen Contemporary of Basel, Switzerland
Art Hamptons, Jan Kossen Contemporary of Basel, Switzerland
Audrey Love Gallery, Miami
Grafik 14, Zurich Switzerland - Vertes Modern of Zurich, Switzerland
Art Wynwood Miami International Contemporary Art Fair - Victori Contemporary of New York, New York, USA
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL

VanCleave was the only artist to be exhibited simultaneously in these four major Basel Art Week venues in 2013: Art Miami, Context Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Spectrum Miami. Dec 3-8, 2013Art Miami - Galerie von Vertes of Zurich, Switzerland
Context Art Miami - Galerie Obrist, Essen, Germany
Aqua Art Miami - Victori Contemporary of New York, New York, USA - Sold out
Spectrum Miami - Vertu Fine Art of Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Emerge Art Fair, Washington DC - Victori Contemporary of NYC
Miami Encore aboard the Seafair MegaYacht, Miami
DTR Modern, Palm Beach, FL

Art Miami Context - Gaga Gallery, Seoul South Korea
Overture Miami - Michael Lisi Contemporary Art
Beverly Hills Art in the Park
Brickell Art Walk Miami
Haven Miami Beach

Miami Independent Thinkers Art Basel
Los Angeles Center Studios
LA Art Show

The Art Institute of Hollywood - Solo Exhibition

The Skylark Fine Art Gallery of West Hollywood

WestWeek at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles

Art International Fine Art Expo in Pasadena, CA
Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
Chop Chop, LA, CA, Solo exhibition

Create:Fixate's Five Year Anniversary Show, "Alive In Los Angeles". Hollywood, California
Metro Gallery, LA, CA. - "Los Angeles: Rise of the Urban Jungle"
Venice Art Walk, Venice CA

Create Fixate annual "All Photography Show"

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

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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 painterly vision. Eyemazing Magazine

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 CATed VanCleave provides vivid images of inspiring architecture, transcending time and space and capturing glimpses of vitality amid vast swaths of urban drudgery. 21st Century Architecture

Editorial Feature
Baumeister Architektur Quartett- German architectural magazine Baumeister Architektur Quartett 6.30.11

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.

Intercontinental Hotel, Century City CA
Gartenberg Gelfand Wasson > Selden, LLP, Los Angeles CA
Renown Health Hospital, Reno NV

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Apple licensed one of VanCleave Hollywood Sign images for worldwide use, 2015
A Hilton property licensed 100+ VanCleave prints for their hotel rooms in Miami, 2015
The Architect's Newspaper licensed VanCleave's image LACMA West Golden Glow at Sunset for their June 2012 issue.
University of California Press licensed a VanCleave Hollywood Sign image for two of their book covers about cinema by Gabriella Oldham. 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. 2011
Delta, Licensed Unlimited print media, OOH, collateral, in-flight, electronic. Territory: global except US. 2 years. Industry exclusivity. Congress Hotel shot in Miami. 2011

Christie's Fine 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. Results were announced Thursday July 1st, 2011Television
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.

Eyemazing Magazine - Issue 4, 2006
California Home + Design Magazine - Oct 2006
California Homes Magazine - Oct 2006

Selected 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 AwardsCompetition bestowed VanCleave with a Bronze Award in the mixed media category. The purpose of the competition was to uncover emerging California artists. The 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 Centerin 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.