Damien Teitelbaum is a custom metal artist and freelance welder living in beautiful Bend, Oregon.
Damien Teitelbaum was born and raised in Glen Ellen, California. After graduating from Sonoma Valley High School, he made the move to Santa Cruz where he studied Earth Science at the University of California Santa Cruz. In and outside of school Damien has studied metal craft, photography, woodworking, auto maintenance, and music, along with attending many art classes including drawing, painting, and sculpting. After graduating UCSC with a degree in Earth Science, he decided that ski bumming was in his future. Fulfilling his dream of living in the Rocky Mountains, Teitelbaum relocated to the beautiful town of Crested Butte, Colorado. 10 inspiring years later, it was time to make yet another change in his life. Bend Oregon! Damien moved to the town of Bend in November of 2015 to pursue his passion for custom metal work and fabrication.
Welding and metal work has always stood out as being a favorite art medium for Teitelbaum. Intrigued with custom design and rewarded with the fulfillment of fabrication, Damien’s love for functional art grew over time (and practice). His drive and desire to travel has taken him on many adventures around the world. Damien has explored Central and South America, South East Asia, Europe, Canada, Alaska, and of course, all over the lower 48. Being exposed to these very different places around our globe has had a dramatic effect in his visions of functional art and custom fabrication. Culture, lifestyle, architecture, religion, food, music, and the people he has met, are all sources of inspiration and this translates in his metal work in many ways. The strong art presence in Bend, Oregon has been a catalyst for his ambition to create beautiful and functional works that can be used and enjoyed. Teitelbaum is proud to become part of this vibrant, healthy, and every growing art scene in our Pacific Northwest.