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Intimate Conversation with "Scarred for Life" Artist Ted Meyer. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Meet "Scarred for Life" Artist Ted Meyer

Meet "Scarred for Life" Artist Ted Meyer

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Mary Idema Pew Library


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 16-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. Featured on NPR and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today, Meyer continues to share his work internationally in museums, hospitals, and galleries. As the current Artist in Residence at USC Keck School of Medicine, he curates exhibitions of artwork by patients and artists challenged by disease. Drawing from his own experience as a patient with lifelong Gaucher’s Disease, Meyer spent much of his childhood in severe pain. His work is influenced by hospitalizations where he began to mix art and medical supplies. His early paintings reflect his belief that he would not live to see his 30th birthday. He now considers himself normal and healthy; outliving friends, family and expectations.  He will share his story and answer questions on how his personal challenges and art have influenced his career and life.



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