Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 20-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises.
Ted seeks to improve patient/physician communications and speaks about living as an artist with illness. Telling stories about his own art and the stories behind his scar art collection, he offers insight into living with pain, illness, and disfigurement. Ted has been featured on NPR Story Corp, PBS, the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and Market Place. Ted has also been a TEDMED main stage speaker, His work has been displayed internationally in museums, hospitals, and galleries. As the current Artist in Residence at Keck School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients/artists whose subject matter coincides with the medical school curriculum. Ted has curated shows by artists challenged by MS, cancer, germ phobias, back pain, and other diseases. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and graduate of the Aspen Institute Leadership Seminars.