Ted Whisenhunt, an Alabama native, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1995. Upon graduation, he studied ornamental iron, black-smithing, and metal fabrication techniques under noted Birmingham artisan Robert Lehman.

After his apprenticeship with Lehman, Ted continued his education at The Florida State University where he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art in 1998. 

Since then, Ted has studied traditional Italian oil painting at the University of Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy during the Summer of 2003. Ted served as the Head of the Art Department at Judson College in Marion, Alabama for eleven years prior to his arrival at Young Harris College in 2009. Ted is currently the Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Art at Young Harris College, located in the mountains of North Georgia. In 2024, Ted completed a second Masters of Fine Art in Graphic Design at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Ted has exhibited his work throughout the Southeast with notable solo exhibitions at The Huntsville Museum of Art, AL, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Berea College, KY, and the Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN and has participated in two person and group exhibitions at The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, The Alabama Artist Gallery, Montgomery, AL, The Evelyn Burrow Museum of Art, Hanceville, AL, and more.  Ted’s exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art was featured in the Summer 2018 issue of World Sculpture News.   

Ted currently resides in the North Georgia Mountains where he is an active artist and designer. His most recent work includes a book, “Watermarks, Reading Rivers of Southern Appalachia,” that he wrote, illustrated, and designed. He also created a companion body of sculptures and paintings that were inspired by the book.