Ted Gahl

Born 1983 in New Haven, CT

Lives and works in Connecticut

Ted Gahl creates intuitive paintings of varying scale, embedding and juxtaposing personal imagery of the present alongside art historical influences of the past. Gahl’s paintings often read as elements of subconscious activities–reveries, dreams, and memories, while being firmly grounded in the act of painting itself. Solo shows have been with Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY, Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, DK; Nino Mier, Los Angeles, CA; Zach Feuer, New York, NY and Retrospective, Hudson, NY. Group exhibitions include Freddy, Harris, NY; Rod Barton, London, UK; Matthew Brown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and The Journal, Brooklyn, NY. Gahl lives and works in Northwest, CT.


Le Goon

Jan 12 - Feb 18, 2023

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2021

Selected Works


Master of Fine Arts
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Harkawik, Los Angeles, CA
March Pictures
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Massif Central, Brussels, Belgium
Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY
Suet Paintings/Smoker By Window
Y2k Group, New York, NY
Zen Paintings
Vicki, Newburgh, NY
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mind Reels
Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY
Beaumont Sur Mer
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Towards Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ted Gahl
Galleri Jacob Bjorne, Aarhus, Denmark
New Jersey Devils
One River School, Englewood, NJ
Hibernation Anxiety
Retrospective, Hudson, NY
Ted Gahl
Halsey McKay at NADA, New York, NY
The Commuter
Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Three Twains, Roads, A Beauty
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Norfolk Road
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Sundays (Like the Brightest Light in the Theatre Shining on an Empty Stage)
Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
La Brosse du Peintre
Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Poignancy Point
Gin Blossoms
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Ten Years
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
dal segno
Y2k Group, New York, NY
Drawing in Lockdown
S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Kindred Spirits
Bjorn Gundorph Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Woof of the Sun, Ethereal Gauze
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Freddy’s World
Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
A Tinkling Sound
Kunsthalle Wichita, Wichita, KS
The Burn Show
Safe Gallery at Folly Tree Arboretum, East Hampton, NY
Ramblin’ Round
Stonehouse Art Projects, Cortland, NY
Highlight/The Highline
organized by Paul Efstathiou, Hollis Taggart, New York, NY
The Crystal Ship
organized by Jessica Williams, INSECT, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark
From Out Under
Appointment Only, Los Angeles, CA
As If A Field Could Become Some Dream
No Place Gallery/Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
After Exit
organized by Chadwick Gibson and Derek Paul Jack Boyle, Smart Objects, Landers, CA
Bech Risvig Collection
Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, Videbaek, Denmark
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY
KH7 Artspace, Aaarhus, Denmark
Never Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
For Lack of Better Words
Washington Art Association, Washington, CT
We Are the Ones
Simon Ganshorn and Jordan Kerwick, Carlsberg Byrons Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bill & Ted, Bill Adams & Ted Gahl, Freddy, Harris, NY Character
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Flat Fix
CODE, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Fool
Rod Barton, London, England
Feedback of Desire
Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hightight: Summer One
Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, NY
Just a Snootful: Katherine Bradford and Ted Gahl
TB Projects, Provincetown, MA
Baudrillard’s America
Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Suddently Last Summer
Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
The Negative Hand
Anonymous Gallery, Ciudad de México, D.F.
New Digs
Ober, Kent, CT
Freedom Culture
The Journal, Brooklyn, NY
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V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Works on Paper
Hunted Projects, Tilburg, Netherlands
Ghost Current
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lines Like Legs: Ted Gahl/Gregory Kalliche
FJORD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All A Tremulous Heart Requires
Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark
353 West 48th Street, New York, NY
Mental Furniture
organized by Petrella’s Imports, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Your General Store
organized by Jason Middlebrook, Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Marquee Moon, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY
Positivilly Marvillanous
Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Don’t Look Now
Zach Feuer, New York, NY
That’s the Neighbor, Always Dressing These Boulders in the Yard
Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY
Dazed and Confused
Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Collection Gilles Balmet
Centre d’art contemporain de la ville de Fontaine/ École Supérieure d’Art et Design, Grenoble/Valence, France (catalogue)
I’m Jealous of Your Failures
UIS Galleries, Springfield, IL
The Age of Small Things
Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Storytellers and Mystics
ACNY, Brooklyn, NY
Space Whole Karaoke
Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium
Ciudad Saudade
Architectures of Memory, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
Common Objects
David Shelton Gallery, Houston TX


NY Observer, May 15, 2015
Vulture, May 15, 2015
Delusional Shopping at NADA NY, Scott Indrisek
Artinfo, May 14, 2015
Artsy, May 15, 2015
ArtBlog, August 15, 2014
5 Must-See Gallery Shows, Scott Indrisek
Artinfo, June 22, 2014
10 Must-See Summer Group Shows, Scott Indrisek
Artinfo, June 12, 2014
One Burning Question with Ted Gahl, Matthew Hassell
NYARTS, July 2014
Artspace, July 5, 2014
BlackBook, February 20, 2014
Hyperallergic, February 8, 2014
BmoreArt, January 15, 2014
Interview: Ted Gahl, Corydon Cowansage
ART HAPS, January 2014
Ted Gahl’s Paintings Draw From Memories And Dreams, Mair Moray
Mutantspace, January 2014
By Any Other Name: Casualism at DODGE, Jonathan Stevens
Two Coats of Paint, October 2013
Gulf Coast Mag, April 3, 2013.
Glasstire, February 13, 2013
Houston Press, January 23, 2013


The RISD Museum
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY