Ed Templeton (born July 28, 1972) is an American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer. He is the founder of the skateboard company, Toy Machine, a company that he continues to own and manage. He is based in Huntington Beach, California.


2000 - Teenage Smokers. New York: Alleged
2001 - Situation Comedy. : Sittard: Museum Het Domein
2002 - The Golden Age of Neglect. Rome: Drago
2005 - The Contagion of Suggestibility. : P.A. M Books
2006 - Empty Plastic Echoes. Antwerp: Tim Van Laere Gallery
2007 - Nobody Living can Ever Make me Turn Back. Gold Thread/Emerica
2008 - Deformer. New York: Alleged; Bologna: Damiani
2009 - Coming to Grips."" Tokyo: Super Labo
2010 - The Seconds Pass. New York: Seems
2011 - Forays into Non-Celluloid Instant Gratification. Marseille: Média Immédiat Publishing
2010 - Litmus Test. Tokyo: Super Labo
2010 - The Cemetery of Reason. Ghent: S.M.A.K.
2011 - Teenage Kissers. New York: Seems
2014 - Wayward Cognitions. Davenport:Um Yeah Arts
2015 - Teenage Smokers 2. Tokyo: Super Labo
2015 - Adventures in the Nearby Far Away. Paris: Editions Bessard
2017 - Contemporary Suburbium. Portland: Nazraeli Press
2017 - Memories of the salt charged whiffs... Portland: Nazraeli Press
2018 - Hairdos of Defiance. Los Angeles: Deadbeat,
2018 - Tangentially Parenthetical. Davenport: Um Yeah Arts
2018 - Loose Shingles: B Side Box Set. Oakland: B Side Box Sets
2019 - City Confessions #1 Tokyo. Tokyo: Super Labo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 - “The Spring Cycle” Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

“City Confessions, Tokyo” Super Labo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Tangents” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Contemporary Suburbium” With Deanna Templeton Utah MOCA, Salt Lake City, Utah

2018 - “Hairdos of Defiance” Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles

2017 - “Amalgamated Fragments” Danziger Gallery, New York City, NY “Daily HB pier Photo” Pilgrim Store, Tokyo, Japan

2015 - “Common Side Effects” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA “Synthetic Suburbia” Roberts and Tilton, Culver City

“Plastic Plant Places” Photography Unplugged, Leica Camera at Photomonth, East London Photography Festival, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
“Wayward Cognitions” Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands

“A Gentle Collision” Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan “Symptoms” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium “Memory Foam” Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

2012 - “Litmus Test - Photos from Russia” V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Teenage Kissers” Half Gallery, NYC
“The Seconds Pass” The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida
“My Soul is Worried but Not Me” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark “The Cemetery of Reason” Mucsarnok - Ernst Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary

"Drinking the Kool-Aid" – October 11 - 29 – Civilist, Berlin, Germany
“The Cemetery of Reason” MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy “©California / West Coast USA: Ed Templeton” Cultuurcentrum Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium “The Cemetery of Reason” S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent, Belgium “Drinking the Kool-Aid” Elms Lester’s Painting Rooms, London, UK
“The Seconds Pass” Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Good Photo” Curated by Paperwork, Ace Hotel, Kyoto, Japan
“Swim the Mountains, Climb the Sea” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium “Proximity Alert” curated by Jesse Pearson, Le Maximun Gallery, Venice, CA

“Art Auction XIX” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, USA
“Lost Weekend” Galerie Allen In collaboration with Yvon Lambert, Paris, France “Photographers, Artists, and the Snap Cardigan” Agnes B, Lyon, France

“8th Ply” Garage Amsterdam, Holland
“Legalize Humanity,” Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Live Forever” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium “Cali Style,” Danziger Gallery, New York, New York, USA “Coming of Age” Space Luis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan
“Juxtapoz at 25: in Black & White” Rented Space, Miami, FL
“Beautiful Losers” RVCA store, Tokyo, Japan
“Coming of Age” Little Big Man Gallery, Los Angeles CA
“Smoliansky, Johansson, Petersen & Templeton” Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden “We Rise” Special event space, Los Angeles, CA
“The Last Waltz (For Leon)” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

“Beautiful Losers” Hole Gallery, New York City, NY
“One Way Or Another” Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA, US
“Californians” Pacific City Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
“Convergent Parallel” 2-person show with Deanna Templeton, Casemore-Kirkeby, SF “Bystander” Leica Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“This Land” Pier 24 Photography Museum, San Francisco, CA

“Pasado Perfecto” MVA Cultural Center, Malaga, Spain
“Cross the Streets” MACRO-Museo d’Arte Contemporanew Roma, Rome, IT
“Six Figures” Treehouse Gallery, Hawaii
“Being There” with Deanna Templeton, MiCamera, Milan IT
“Zineophobia” 71A Gallery, London, UK
“Last Day of Magic” 2 person show with Deanna Templeton, MiCamera Gallery, Milan, Italy “Rolling Through the Shadows” Leica Gallery, Washington DC
“Rolling Through the Shadows” Leica Gallery, Boston, MA

“Human Condition” Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles
“Haiku Pictures after Robert Frank” Black Barn, Norfolk, England
“Advance” Darwin Ecosystem, Bordeaux, France
“Playboys and Playgirls” Slow Culture, Los Angeles
“Summer Mixer” Joshua Liner Gallery, NY
“Time Lines” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
“Cause The Grass Don't Grow And The Sky Ain't Blue” Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Paris, France “Choices” AKA Gallery, Portland, OR
“Rolling Through the Shadows” Leica Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Rolling Through the Shadows” Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Tomorrow is a Long Time” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

“We will begin by drawing, we shall continue draw, and then we shall draw some more” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
“The Spring Cleaning” NYC Laundromat Show, NY
“Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California” Slow Culture, Los Angeles, CA
“Love//War” MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Deeds, Not Words 2” Mild Manners Project Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Agents Provocateurs: A Selection of Subversive Skateboard Graphics & Artworks” Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Deadbeat Club: Mentally Retired” Slow Culture, Los Angeles, CA


2009 - Best Book of the Year, Deformer, International Festival of Photography, Rome, IT
2000 - Search for Art, Grand Prize for the “Teenage Smokers” Photo Installation, Milan, IT


MOMA, New York, USA / LACMA, Los Angeles, USA / Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL / Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE / Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL / Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA / Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE / Stedelijk Museum voor Actuel Kunst, SMAK, Ghent, BE / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Books from Ed TEMPLETON