Following a childhood spent in rural Norfolk, surrounded by religious imagery and books on historical painting, Teather’s knowledge of contemporary art was refined through periods of study in London at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art & Design. Teather’s skill as a painter, however, remains largely self-taught through personal experimentation and his close inspection of masterpieces from major museums.
Over the last fifteen years, he has been the recipient of numerous grants and bursaries, with his paintings and drawings featuring in over 200 gallery exhibitions across the UK and overseas. Recent venues to display his work include Underdog London, RJD Gallery New York, Red Dot Miami, London Contemporary Art, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Vermont’s Catherine Dainich Gallery, Hollywood’s Sur Le Mur Gallery, Norwich Castle Museum, Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery, RH Gallery New York and Eton Contemporary Fine Art. He has been guest artist for events such as Artrooms London, Artwars and Malonny Art Forum, Lithuania.
Teather’s work is held in a number of notable collections in the UK and overseas. His unique paintings have attracted many discerning collectors, holding the sales record for events including the Other Art Fair globally. Work has been acquired by Matthew Bourne (choreographer/ director), Peter Stephen (Lord Provost of Aberdeen), the Aude Gotto Collection, The Wolterton & Mannington Estate and The Modern Artist’s Gallery. Commissioners for projects include Arts Council England, the City of Aberdeen (under curatorial care of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums), Norfolk County Council, Ali McMordie (musician) and Ana Silvera (singer).
In 2010, Teather collaborated with members of the art collective Other Other Other to create a performance themed around gallery etiquette, performed at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (and later revived in 2015 at Firstsite). This was followed by a performance in 2011, conceived by Teather and developed in collaboration with the performer Holly Bodmer titled “The Reappearance of The Remarkable Disappearing and Reappearing Maudeline Spacks.” The event was subsequently awarded an Arts Council England grant for it’s development and re-staging as part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s 2012 Beta Programme.
In 2010, he co-founded The Chelsea Collective, an international art group made up of postgraduate alumni of Chelsea College of Art and Design, which has exhibited in the UK and USA. From 2011, he joined the board of Directors of the Anteros Arts Foundation, before leaving the role in 2015 to co-found Art Fair East, a major art fair for the East of England.