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Artist CV

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Pink Roaring Ladies Celebrating Winter Solstice with Pink Cats by Tery SpataroArtist Statement

I love navigating the dynamic nexus of human emotion and futuristic technology. I’m a multidisciplinary artist pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Exhibiting globally, my repertoire spans from fine arts, and published cosmic science fiction stories to enchanting picture books, all reflecting my provocative and forward-thinking spirit.

Drawing inspiration from the realms of science fiction and cosmic fantasy, I fuse post-modern photography with reminiscent surrealism to captivate and energize my audience. I bring intricate themes to life, such as strange dreamscapes or adventures into the far future. My trailblazing approach to artistry echoes the transformative power of embracing AI and digital, offering a glimpse of the future as more than mere imagination.

Embracing the potential of AI as a catalyst for artistic innovation, I strike a harmonious balance between human intuition, traditional art training, and machine precision. Leveraging generative AI, GAN-trained tools, and innovative digital technologies to amplify my visionary storytelling.

My work embodies an ever-expanding blend of mediums, from printed and digital fine arts to NFTs, books, videos, music, fashion, and lifestyle products.

My art is collected and commissioned by corporations and art connoisseurs.


  • An accomplished artist since 1980s.
    • Aficionado of science fiction since I was 3 years old.
    • I studied art at Paier College of Art.
    • I have an uncompleted MFA from Pratt Institute NYC.
    • Traditional paintings shown and sold across the US.
  • I began incorporating digital into my art 1986. Had my first exhibit in 1992. In 1997, Pratt Institute NYC my honor interactive piece, dChurch in a group exhibition.
  • Since 2010, written and illustrated 11 books.
  • Began exploring the use of AI in 2020. Not an AI purist I use my generated images as base mixing with digital painting and my personal symbolism and flourishes.
  • 2020 I printed my decorative AI art on wall art, fabrics, clothing, scarves, home decor and many other objects.
  • 2020 Explored quantum space and time as an artform based on my book, The Other Side of the Book.
  • Join NFT Tezos artists in 2021. Listing on hic et nunc and Objkt.
  • 2021 trained 100’s of my photos and digital artwork on Playform’s GAN (generative adversarial network).
  • Laundrygate (2020) my science fiction novel about AI and VR was honor by Cathy Hackl and Forbes top metaverse authors 2022 Summer Reading.
  • Honored by Playform generative AI.
  • 2022, my project, Flower Magic was accepted into the Artmine gallery.
  • 2022 using Playform recreated my picture book and poem Sky Dreams (fantasy picture book) and wrote and illustrated Tales from Space (science fiction graph novel).
  • 2023 Accepted into Known Origin first piece sold in  September of 2023.
  • Began working with Imagine Fine Arts Printing to print my digital and AI arts.
  • 2023 First Solo exhibition of AI art.
  • 2023 9 AI art pieces were sold in auction.
  • 2023 completed 6 commissions.
  • 2023 became a member of thehug
  • 2024 created first commissioned portrait using generative AI in combination with digital painting.
  • 1995-2019 Other professional accomplishments I was a executive creative director and strategist in digital advertising and marketing.
  • Performance artist in Rudy Burckhardt’s 1988 film, “Mystic Grange or Our Favorite Flower”, with John Ashbery and Simon Pettet.

Artist in Residency Acceptance

Loop Art Critique, June 10-July 15 artwork was a blind selection – Juried by Cassandra Herzberg of Gagosian Gallery


June 2024

Retrofuturism, AI World Foundation/Base, June 14, 2024, Space Diner, curation by Sandytoes2211 and Seattle Driver.

Space Diner, retro spacy commercial based on 1950s, is 1 of 1, animated video with music, sold within the 30-minutes of the show opening.

Bali Art Space, June 8-June 15, 2024, Superlative Gallery Bali, 6 artworks, and commissioned to create the logo art, Bali Life Flower for the entire show. Curate by Lily White, TezTown, and Metarupa.

April 2024

January 2024

August 2023

May 2023, Night of the Arts Auction, theLink Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Florida

  • Studies in Color series: Red Study 1×1, Pink Study 1×1, Yellow Study 1×1 Sold out Auctioned.
  • Steampunk Totem series: Frog Totem 1×1, Butterfly Totem 1×1, Hummingbird Totem 1×1 Sold out Auctioned.

May 2023, Night of the Arts Exhibition theLink Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Florida, Immersive Space.

  • Solo exhibit

May 2023, Jen Palmer Arts / Representations Collaborative.

  • Quantum Experience – submission, acceptance
  • Exhibit

March 2023, W3BTHR33 Ant Life Gallery Denver, Colorado.

2022, Public g3 Artist Collective

  • Mirror World Reflection City

2022, Omen Collective

2022, HalloweenHaunt2022 Collection

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

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

WOMENSverse Collection

  • 2022, Mirror World Reflection City
  • 2022, Mirror World Reflecting Underworld


Commissioned Art

2024, Soaring to Great Heights. Commissioned by Melisa Harder.

2024, Portrait: Symbolic of beauty, philosophy, and the joy and tenacity towards living. Commissioned by Jen Nash.

2023, Cover art and interior book illustrations, AI for Brands, Embracing the Future.

2023, Dancing on a Nebula, Printed with AR component. Commissioned by Melisa Harder.

2023, Modern Daisy, wall hanging for real estate office. Commissioned by Danielle Wright.

2023, Eocene Epoch, concept art and video for a VR prototype for Iron Mountain.

2023, Concept art for wooden puzzles commissioned by Zen Chalet.

2020-2024, Evolution of Science Fiction series and webinar, art, and videos for social media posts and promotion. Commissioned by Tom Lombardo.

2023, PSA COVID, concept art for posters.


2023, Going to Luna, with Anna Zubarev

2023, TezosOutpost 2049, with RetroManni,

2023, Love Away, with Cellc D.I.V.A.

2023, Together We Soar, with Lily White


Books with AI illustrations.

2023, Spataro, Tery, Sikernitsky, Frank, Tindale, Whitney,  AI for Brands, Embracing the Future, Intellectual Press.

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

2022, Tales from Space, Sometimes Sh*t HappensTruth&Strength Publishing.

2022, Sky Dreams Truth&Strength Publishing.

Traditional Books

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

2021, Flower Opera. Truth&Strength Publishing.

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

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

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

Comprehensive list of authored pieces and books.

AI Art Giving Back

These AI digital artworks were created to raise money for non-profits or causes.

  • Steampunk Totem NFT Collection OBJKT collaboration with Fostering Connections.
  • Steampunk Totem Collection Society6 collaboration with Fostering Connections.
  • Studies in Color, three unique 1 of 1 AI artworks, printed on cotton cold press paper, raised money for Fostering Connections.
  • Steampunk Totems, three unique 1 of 1 AI artworks, printed on cotton cold press paper, raised money for Fostering Connections.
  • Save the Majestic Amur Leopard – raised money for the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Pedals of Frailty –This token is raising funds for people affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria through TezQuakeAid.
  • Courage Peace Love Ukraine Glitch4Ukraine raising funds for NGOs helping Ukraine.

Fine Arts, Limited Edition Art, Fashions

Tery Designs and Creations Store

Tery Designs Limited Edition Art

Tery Fashion Designs

Work Experience

2020, Present, Creative Director/Brand Strategist, Generative AI, Tery Designs & Creations, Fine Arts, clothing, and accessories line designed using AI patterns. Science Fiction books and picture books, illustrations, videos & music, communications strategy, and content.

2021, Present Workshop Facilitator and Educator, The purpose of AI in creation.

2015, Collaborator, “You Have Been Inventoried” Installation for Emerge Phoenix AZ.

2015, Co-founder, Confluence Project.

1990s-2019s, Executive Creative Director and Strategist, well-known Advertising, Creative Agencies, and Management Consulting Firms.

1997, Teacher, SVA, New York City.

1996-1997, Pratt Institute, New York City.

1986-1988, Associate Art Dealer Ellen Sragow Gallery.


Digital Fine Art Painting and Illustration Mixed Media Creative Strategy Curation
AI Infused Digital Abstract Surrealism Writing and Publishing Creative Direction
AI art model training Graphic Design Workshop Facilitation Communication Strategy


  • MBA in Marketing, Regis University
  • Uncompleted MFA, Pratt NYC
  • Fairfield University, Children’s Book Creation with Leonard E. Fisher
  • BFA, Albertus Magnus College
  • Classical Art and Design Training, Paier College of Art