(American painter, born 1970)
Living in Los Angeles, California, Spencer loves to listen to music and paint daily. He takes inspiration from his immediate surroundings, real or imagined, and paints into the wee hours of the night. Spencer began painting full time after a brush with cancer in 1999. He is represented by renowned gallerist and art dealer Biljana Grcic-Beran through Galeria Jan in La Jolla, California, and was admitted into the Pasadena Society of Artists in 2004.
Life is a game. Play along.
In the Grand Scheme of it all, we may very well be experiencing different realities. These are definitely wacky times. We live in an age of orange newscasters, Burger King memorabilia and war. We think we're smart and that we understand our existence. I'm not so sure. Sometimes I think we're just high-end monkeys.
Every canvas has an agenda--a life of its own separate from its maker, separate from thought or logic or reason--and to plot its course is only to interfere. To plan is to destroy. Trust the mess. All marks are good.
Oh, but the mutiny of scrutiny . . . if we could only leave it alone.
2008 $2 Bills, i-5 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2008 Body of Art, JFerrari Gallery, Atwater Village CA
2007 Sense of Community, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles CA
2007 Open Up, Terra Gallery, Columbus OH
2007 New Art, Essence of Living, Hermosa Beach CA
2007 Paint 9 Decor, The Loft, Eagle Rock CA
2006 PSA 81st Annual Exhibition, Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks CA
2006 Solo Scott, BrenArt, Pasadena CA
2006 Art World Poker, i-5 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2006 Abstract Earth Artists, Gregg Gallery and Frames, Bexley OH
2006 Springtime, Whites Gallery, Montrose CA
2006 New Haven Homes, BIA Parade of Homes, Westerville OH
2006 6 Up, Salon Fina, Pasadena CA
2006 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, Carlotta's Passion Gallery, Eagle Rock CA
2005 Third Anniversary, The Velvet Room, Pasadena CA
2005 Artifacts of Activism/Images of Peace, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2005 Rose Variety Arts Show, Celebrity Centre International, Hollywood CA
2005 Paint and Shoot, Pazzaz, Silver Lake CA
2005 3rd Annual Ken Dunipace Memorial Art Show, Space-LA, Los Angeles CA
2005 Gallery Artists, Surrounding Art, Pasadena CA
2005 PSA 80th Anniversary Exhibition, Creative Arts Gallery, Burbank CA
2005 Gallery Artists, Galeria Jan, La Jolla CA
2004 PSA 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Artists Factory, Pasadena CA
2004 PSA New Members Exhibition, Altadena Library, Altadena CA
2004 Color II, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2004 Make Art, Not War, Friends Gallery, Pasadena CA
2004 Open Call, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2004 Faces III, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2004 Abstraction VII, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2004 Quattro Blu, Pacer Communities, Pasadena CA
2004 Landscape IV, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2004 Contemporary VI, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2003 Abstract VI, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE
2003 Abstracted, Abstract Earth Gallery, Columbus OH
2002 Featured Artist, 123 Soho Gallery, New York NY
2001 Artists Respond To Terrorism, The Art Project, New York NY
2000 Gallery Artists, Solid Expressions Gallery, Los Altos Hills CA
2006 Top Five, 123 Soho Gallery, New York NY, Best of Show, "New York Skyline"
2005 Top Five, 123 Soho Gallery, New York NY, Best of Show, "Cloud Cover"
2004 PSA 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Artists Factory, Pasadena CA, Honorable Mention, "Flowers to Heaven"
2004 Landscape IV, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE, Special Recognition, "Poolside"
2004 Contemporary VI, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE, Director's Recognition, "Three"
2003 Abstraction VI, Period Gallery, Lincoln NE, Special Recognition, "A Place by the Water"
2004-p Pasadena Society of Artists
Glade Johnson Design, Bellevue WA
Lurssen Yachts, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
1992 California State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
1990 Associate in Arts Degree, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa CA