Ted Meyer: Scarred For Life


May 27–September 17, 2017

After years of creating work about his own rare illness, and becoming bored by his personal situation, Ted Meyer changed focus and began visually telling the stories of other people who have been through major traumas. For over 16 years, Meyer has been creating a graphic, yet beautiful depiction of people’s suddenly altered bodies and the resulting scars. The artistically-enhanced monoprints taken directly from the scarred skin are accompanied by a photographic portrait taken by Meyer and a written story by his subject. Each tells a unique and intriguing story of resilience and healing. 

A selection of artwork from this exhibition will be on view at the UC San Diego Biomedical Library Building from May 15 to July 31.
  • OMA members at the Founder’s Circle level and above are invited to join the UC San Diego community for a "Mocktail" reception and lecture with Ted Meyer at the opening on May 15

Printing for this exhibition has been generously donated by the UC San Diego Library. Video Content Produced & Directed by Brian Knappmiller.


  • NOTE: OMA will be closing at 2:00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.