Muse 15: Cover Artist
Structural Abnormalities 2.4, Ted Meyer
Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator, and patient advocate helping patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in life. Ted’s 15-year project “Scarred for Life: Monoprints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through serious accidents and health crises.
Ted seeks to improve patient/physician communication 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 and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. His work has been displayed internationally in museums, hospitals, and galleries. As the current Artist in Residence at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients whose subject matter coincides with medical school curriculum. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Ted is also a freelance designer, writer, photographer, and illustrator. He has written and illustrated several books including Shrink Yourself: The Complete do-it-Yourself Book of Freudian Psychoanalysis, Cats Around the World, 50 States of Cats, and Scarred for Life. He is the owner of Art Your World, a full service design studio.