A “one-time refugee from punk and sometime band member,” Ted Riederer has armed himself with painting supplies, electric guitars, amplifiers, old LPs, record players, drum kits, hard disk recorders, photography equipment, a vinyl record lathe, and long-stemmed roses as he’s ambled artistically from the Americas to the Antipodes. His work has been shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions at PS1, Prospect 1.5, Goff and Rosenthal Berlin, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery (San Francisco), Marianne Boesky Gallery, Context Gallery (Derry, Ireland), David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, the Liverpool Biennial, and the Dhaka Arts Center, Bangladesh. His “Never Records” project has traveled from New York, to Liverpool, to Derry, to New Orleans, to Texas, and to London, which was sponsored by the Tate Modern.

Ted Riederer was the Founding Artistic Director of Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, non-profit gallery/performance space in the East Village. The New York Times has described Howl! Happening as, “Instrumental to the history of the area.” Howl! Happening’s thriving publishing imprint A/P/E has included essays by: Ai Wei Wei, Dan Cameron, Anthony Haden-Guest, Robert Nickas, Michelle Grabner, Michael Musto, C. Carr, Nicole Rudick, John Lyons, and James Wolcott.

Ted Riederer CV

Ted Riederer Studio

51-02 21st St

New York, NY 11101


[email protected]



Born 1970 in New York, lives and works in New York.


Bachelor of Arts 1993 Tufts University, Somerville, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts 1993 The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Master of Fine Arts 2006 School of Visual Arts, New York



Never Records BAM, The Rudin Family Gallery, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY


Drums and Roses, Ryan Lee Window, New York, NY

Never Records Culture Not Conflict, TURBO, Amman Jordan

Drums and Roses Performance, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, Florida


Only Forever, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY


Your Love Never Survived The Heat Of My Heart, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Never Records New Orleans, Presented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, the City of New Orleans,

And The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation


Never Records, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland

Never Records, Presented by the Tate Modern, London, England


Hellas, Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin


The Resurrectionists, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions


Open Spaces, Kansas City, MO

Graff 18: Festival de Arte Publico, Pujili, Ecuador


Play What You Like, Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, New York, NY

In a Post World: Punk Art Now, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

Guns In the Hands of Artists, Jonathan Ferrar Gallery, New Orleans, LA


All Humans Do, White Box, New York, NY

Sound Quality, Grey Area, New York, NY

The Sight of Sound, Wall Gallery, Deutche Bank, New York, NY

Touch.30 Live In New York, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

Guest artist, Michelle Grabner, The INOVA SURVEY, Milwaukee, WI


Express Yourself, Dhaka Arts Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Superdark Performance Series, AD Projects, New York, NY

I Bleed Black, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Prospect 1.5, New Orleans, LA


SQUAT Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

Employee of the Month, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

((audience))Dub Shop, Kleo Projects, New York, NY

Bushwick Schlact, New York, NY

The 6th Burough, No Longer Empty, Governers Island, NY

The Art Of Noise, Project one, San Francisco, CA

Never Can Say Goodbye, New York, NY


A Work in Progress, USDAN Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington VT, Three person show

with Tony Feher, and Jason Middlebrook curated by Dan Cameron

Inappropriate Covers, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI


Mash Up, South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Summer Mix Tape, Exit Art, New York, NY


This is Berlin, Not New York, Mastul e.V., Berlin

The Innocent Gaze, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Unsung, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY


Altered Stitched and Gathered, PS1/MOMA New York, NY

Dark Matter, 55 Mercer St. Gallery, New York, NY

Six Degrees of Separation, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York

A Delicate Arrangement, David Zwirner Gallery, selected by Dan Cameron, New York

Leave New York, Sweet Home Gallery, New York


The Dorothy and Gerald Friedman Foundation, 2016

Royal Jordanian Airlines, 2016

The Hermitage residency, 2015

Arts Council of New Orleans, 2012

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, 2012

American Center US Embassy Dhaka, 2011

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2011


AM New York. “Never Records Project at Bam is More Than Just and Art Show”, January, 2020.

Art In America. “Mixed Uses: Open Spaces”, September 19, 2018

Artnet News. “11 Exhibits to See Around Town”, July 19, 2016

The Times-Picayune. “The Best New Orleans Art exhibits of 2012”, December 31, 2012

Time Out London. “Ted Riederer Launches Never Records Store-Cum-Art Installation at Merge Festival”, September 17, 2011

BBC News, “Cultures Clash at the Liverpool Biennial, September 18, 2010

Evening Standard. “Drop in and Make Your Own Vinyl Record”, September 15, 2011

The Wall Street Journal. “Running on Empty”, January 15, 2010

New American Paintings, Volume 73, Northeastern Edition, 2008

Art In America. October 2007

Smith, Roberta. "Menace, Glitter, and Rock in Visions of Dystopia", The

New York Times, December 29, 2006

Saltz, Jerry. "Reconstruction Zone", The Village Voice, June 12, 2006

Muther, Chris. "Laugh A Little, Cry A Little", The Boston Globe, May 27 2004

Ledger, Kate. "Screaming from the Gallery", The Weekly Dig, February 2004

Muther, Chris."Go! Weekend", The Boston Globe, Friday October 3 2003

Juxtapoz, January/February 2003, "Juxtapoz Gallery", p.49