Theodore Cantrell grew up in Boston, MA. He attended The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, receiving a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, studied at New York University, NY, Venice Italy, where he received his master’s degree in Studio Art, and at the China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China, where he received a Ph.D. in Art Philosophy from the Oil Painting Department. His Doctoral Thesis was included in a collection of essays published by the University titled “Selected Essays of International Students of China Academy of Art”. This small collection of theses was selected from all the International Students who attended The China Academy of Art for the last thirty years. Only two Americans were selected from a long list and Theodore was one of them.

Theodore divides his time between China and the US participating in exhibitions and writing about contemporary art. His most recent exhibitions have been in Boston, New York, The Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, China, The China Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Hangzhou, The Universidad Militar Nueva Granada – Campus, Bogotá, Colombia, The ASEAN International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuhan, China, The Inner Mongolia Art Museum, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia, China, and the 99° Art Center, Taipei City 112, Taiwan.

His articles have been published in Contemporary Art Review, Inner Mongolia, China, Art Deal Magazine, Mumbai, India, and Art Echo Magazine, India.