Teel One is a graffiti artist who has spent more than half of his life painting on anything he could get his hands on, and that includes toys. Of Cuban-Mexican descent, born in Chicago, he started doing graffiti in 1989 right after the death of his mother. Teel One found his emotional refuge and creative inspiration in the hip hop subcultures, and would end up spending a good portion of his youth and his early adult years painting walls and trains through nearly every major city in the US. He was part of a huge graffiti scene in the 1990's that he had a part in playing and rubbed elbows with Chicago greats like Design and many others from the city. Not until he started his own crew did he really blow up on the scene, then later changed the name of his crew that is internationally renowned in their field. The organization focuses on large scale murals, youth leadership and education, and preservation of graffiti/street art culture.
TEEL’S SHOWS INCLUDE:
AUGUST 2003 CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE AT INFINITE DRAGON GALLERY IN CHICAGO, IL. JUNE 2004 LIZARD OF OZ BOOK LAUNCH PARTY MARK BODE AND MADEULLOOK AT TINTA ROJA GALLERY IN CHICAGO, IL.
AUGUST 2004 SNEAKER PIMP SHOW AT TINTA ROJA GALLERY IN CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 2005 EA GAMES LAUNCH OF MOST WANTED VIDEO GAME
AUGUST 2007 THE DENIM DILEMMA AT CONGRESS THEATER IN CHICAGO ,IL
FEBRUARY 2008 THE BODE BROAD EXHIBITION AT DOUBLE PUNCH IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
OCTOBER 2008 400ML SHOW AT MAISON DE METALLOS IN PARIS FRANCE.
MAY 2009 CANCEPTUAL [V.3] AT CREWEST GALLERY IN L.A. CALIFORNIA.
JUNE 2009 URBAN CONVERGENCE IN PHILDELPHIA PENNSALVENIA
SEPTEMBER 2011 EA GAMES/ ADDIDAS MOST WANTED VIDEO GAME CHICAGO, IL
SEPTEMBER 2011 EA GAMES/ ADDIDAS MOST WANTED VIDEO GAME SAN FRANCISCO, CA. JULY 2013 MGD ART SHOW IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 2013 RESTITUTION CHICAGO ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 2013 PAINT PASTE STICKER CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
MAY 2014 CANTANKEROUS SHOW CHICAGO, IL.
AUGUST 2014 CANTANKEROUS SHOW TRENTON, NEW JERSEY
AUGUST 2014 MODERN URBAN SHOW LEGENDS COMIC RELEASE – CHICAGO
OCTOBER 2014 KNIGHTMARE ON CHICAGO STREET – ELGIN IL
MAY 2015 LIL BUDDHAS – SAN FRAN
MAY 2015 LAKEFFEKT SHOW – GARY INDIANA
Nov 2016 Permanent Record 90’s Edition. –
Chicago SEPT 2017 IRON LAK BBQ AND BURNERS – CHICAGO MAY 2018 BATTLE FOR THE CITY-CHICAGO
JUNE 2018 DLUX RESTAURANT SOLO SHOW – MADISON, WI.
JULY 2019 INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK SHOW - CHICAGO, IL.
AUGUST 2019 - MOMENTUM URBAN ARTS FEST - MADISON WISCONSIN
DECEMBER 2022 - 3RA JORNADO BINACIONAL DE ARTISTAS - TIJUANA, M