Tery Spataro creator and storyteller

About Tery Spataro, Creator Using AI

Storyteller and Creator

I am a storyteller and creator who often explores the intersection of humanness and technology, and I am always seeking to push the boundaries of creativity. Science fiction and fantasy are particularly inspiring to me. My goal is to create art that entertains, inspires, and energizes.

I use various digital tools and AI services, including Playform AI, MidJourney, Google Colabs/notebooks, and Adobe Creative tools, to produce unique and engaging creations, fine arts, digital art (NFTs), books, videos, music, fashions, and products.

Early Adopter of AI Creative Tools

Flower Magic by teryI have been working with creative AI services since 2021 and have produced significant work using these tools. In 2021, I launched Tery Designs and Creations, a clothing, accessory, and product line featuring artwork and patterns created with AI. My first AI-created artwork and video, the Flower Opera MP4, was trained using Playform AI and minted on the Tezos blockchain in July 2021. Another project, Flower Magic (GAN), was accepted to Artmine (Polygon) in 2022. In addition, my AI-infused art was featured in several exhibitions, including the Public g3 Artist Collective (LA), Omen Collective, HalloweenHaunt 2022 challenge, WOMENSverse, and Teia NFT.NYC.


Beyond Darkness Astronaut Torn Apart by TeryI have also published several books featuring AI illustrations and enhanced with GPT3, including Beyond Darkness: When I Died in Space, Tales from Space, Sometimes Sh*t Happens, and Sky Dreams. In 2023, Tales from Space, Sometimes Sh*t Happens – 17 (NFT) was showcased in the Omen Collective ArtShare Event.





Tery Spataro mixed media on paper John Massimino collab 1981Past Works

My background in art dates back to the 1980s when I began creating mixed media pieces using found objects, acrylic paint, cardboard, and other materials. In the mid-1980s, I started incorporating digital art into my work, and in 1990 I produced my first digital art series, the “Creation of Angels,” which was dedicated to the memory of my brother Tony and featured in a show in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1992. One piece from the series was published in 1994 in Becoming a Computer Artist. In 1995, I created a one-woman online opera called dChurch, which gained millions of monthly visitors, and was featured in a group show at Pratt Institute in NYC in 1998.

During the 1990s and 2000s, I worked as an executive creative director and strategist for several advertising agencies, developing innovative strategies for well-known brands. I also co-founded the Confluence Project, which focused on the future of AI, digital, creativity, technology, and posthumanism. In addition, I collaborated on, You Have Been Inventoried, an installation for Emerge (2015) in Phoenix, AZ.

Since 2010, I have published several works, including The Other Side of the Box and Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future, which was named a Cathy Hackl/Forbes pick for the Metaverse Summer Reads of 2022.

Teaching and Education

I taught at SVA and Pratt Institute in New York City. I earned my BFA from Albertus Magnus College with classical art and design training from Paier College of Art, an uncompleted MFA from Pratt NYC, and an MBA in Marketing from Regis University.

I continue to give educational workshops on using AI services, Web3, and spatial/metaverse through universities and organizations. In addition, I am co-producing the book “Creators Using AI” with Lucid Dreamer.

Use of AI

In 2022, Flower Magic AI Project was accepted to Artmine on the Polygon blockchain.

On the Tezos blockchain 2021-present

Aug 27, 2021, Launch clothing and accessories line designed which use my AI patterns.


First Mint: 6/16/21, As of 1/9/2023 Tokens minted: 112 – Editions: 466


Artmine for Flower Magic, Collector Curated

Galleries and Exhibits

Public g3 Artist Collective

Mirror World Reflection City

Omen Collective

Devi 3241


Beyond Darkness Trapped in a Black Hole

Beyond Darkness Trapped in a Black Hole, the Horror Begins

Teia NFT.NYC exhibit 2022, Celebrating International Women’s Day,


Mirror World Reflection City

Mirror World Reflecting Underworld

Selected Creations Spatial Gallery

Tezos Art

Published Works

Books using AI Infused illustrations:

2022 Beyond Darkness: When I Died In Space. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

2022 Tales from Space, Sometimes Sh*t Happens. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

2022 Sky Dreams. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

Traditional Books

2021 The Other Side of the Box. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing. E-Book

2021 Flower Opera. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

2021 In Search of Elk. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

2020 Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future. Tery Spataro, Truth&Strength Publishing.

2016, These Winter Months. Anthology, The Backpack Press.

Comprehensive list of authored pieces and books.