Kathleen Spicer

Kathleen Spicer

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    Wall Sculptures

    Artist's Biography

    Kathleen Spicer attended Philadelphia College of Art, (now the University of the Arts), and received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York. After more than 30 years living in New York, she returned to the Philadelphia area and continue to actively create artwork. She has been fortunate to receive several art awards and 8 public art commissions. Spicer is in collections nationally and internationally, and is a member of ARTsisters, Artists Equity and MCGOPA. She showed with the Sande Webster Gallery from the mid 80’s until its closure.

    Artist's Statement

    I am both painter and sculptor, 2 very different processes that I find ever challenging and endless with possibility!My work sort of defies category, as it combines painting and sculpture and is mostly hung on a wall. My language is clear, I am very shape oriented. Most of my forms give reference to nature and language itself – pods, seeds, flora, speech bubbles etc.

    The work is built using layers of wood that are laminated, and then painted with oil. The paint is also applied in layers so that color is built up and the end product seems to breath light from within. Color solidifies the work and adds mood and character.

    Negative space is very important. The interplay of connected shapes is very much alive and even the shadows they cast feels charged with energy. My sculptural work asks questions, speaks to the viewer and, hopefully, invites conversation.

    I always embrace new possibilities and seek to create work a that is living construction, drawings in space, and meditations on moving choreography that radiate positive energy from within.

    Selected Exhibitions

    For full resume please visit Kathleen Spicer's website

    Solo
    2021
    Shiny Objects, 431 Art Gallery, Upper Merion, PA

    2019
    Spicer at Bridgeport, Borough Hall, Bridgeport, PA

    2018
    Forever Young, Anne's Choice, Warminster, PA

    2016
    Lit, Bazemore Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Illuminated, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    2015
    Offerings, Rydal Park, Jenkintown, PA

    Natural Conversations, LaSalle University Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Fusion, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Balance, Whitespace Gallery, Winston Salem, NC

    Construction Zone, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    The Shape of Things,Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    2006
    Fluid Form, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Breathing Lessons, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2003
    Affirmations, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Interactions, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

    Interventions, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2019
    Land, Air Sea, Upper Merion, PA

    MCGOPA, Salus University, Abington, PA

    Juried Exhibition Tri-State Artists Equity, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

    2018
    The Webster/Brantley Collection, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

    Circle of Life, Inaugural show, Rabbit Hole, Philadelphia, PA

    Connections, Cheltenham Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    MCGOPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Henry Gallery at Penn State, State College, PA

    Emergence, 431 Art Gallery, Upper Merion PA

    20th Anniversary Show, Henry Gallery, Penn State, State College, PA

    77th Annual Juried Show, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    Curator: Syd Carpenter

    Imagination, Inspiration, Innovation, 431 Gallery, Upper Merion, PA

    2017
    Seeing Double, 431 Art Gallery, Upper Merion, PA

    Philadelpioa Tri-State Artist Equity Juried Show, Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA

    MCGOPA Fall Exhibition, Abington Friends School, Jenkintown PA

    Rydal Park Group Exhibit, Abington, PA

    MCGOPA Winter Exhibition, Center on the Hill, Philadelphia, PA

    Inaugural Show, 431 Art Gallery, Upper Merion, PA

    Fall Exhibition, Abington Friends School, Abington, PA

    2016
    A Celebration of Color, Dupree’ Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Tribute to Big Joe, Rush Arts Philly, Philadelphia, PA

    67th Anniversary Artists Equity, John H. Baker Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

    2015
    66th Anniversary Juried Members Exhibition, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

    Continuing Conversation,Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    2014
    Against the Odds, a Tribute to Sande Webster, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    Open Studio, Mill Studios, Manayunk, PA

    2013
    64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Widener University, Chester, PA

    Tiberino and Friends, Afro American Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Artists Equity Select, Wallingford, PA
    Juror: Moe Brooker

    Open Studios, Mill Studios, Manayunk, PA

    Against the Odds, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    2012
    The Professional Artist 6, MCGOPA, Conshohocken, PA

    Open Studios, Mill Studios, Manayunk, PA

    4 x 10 – the Work of 10 American Artists, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    63rd Anniversary Members Exhibition, E.O. Bull Center, West Chester, PA

    Annual Juried Sculpture Show/em>, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

    Annual Spring Show, MCGOPA, Conshohocken, PA

    2011
    Dimensions, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Ongoing Group Exhibit, Scott Laurent Collection, Orlando, FL

    2010
    Paisajes, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

    El Mundo, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

    Women’s Work, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Adopt a Pig, Dupreé Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    El Mundo Indegena, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

    2008
    Construction Workers, Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA

    Gallery Salon, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    YOHO Open Studio, Yonkers, NY

    Celebrate Art, Hastings on Hudson, NY

    2007
    Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

    Pencil to Public, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    Pencil to Public, Liberty Museum, Liberty New York, NY

    2006
    7 Voices – 7 Views, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York, NY

    Away From the Figure, Gallery Chi, Brooklyn, NY

    Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
    Represented by Chi Contemporary and the G.R. N’namdi Gallery

    2005
    SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
    Represented by G.R. N’namdi Gallery

    Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
    Represented by G.R. N’namdi Gallery

    US Artists, ADAA Art Show, The Armory, Philadelphia, PA

    Sculpt Something, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI

    Sculpt Something, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2004
    US Artists, The Armory, Philadelphia, PA

    PaxAmericana, Lake Huntington Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

    Small Works, Creative Center for People with Cancer, New York, NY

    2003
    Nature Hanging by a Thread, Queens Theater in the Park, Queens, NY

    Group Show, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    2002
    Out of the Woods, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    ADAA, the ART SHOW, The Armory, New York, NY

    2001
    Cross Cultural Gems, Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

    Women in Solidarity with Afghan Women’s Mission, Gallery 128, New York, NY

    2000
    In Process, Educational Alliance, New York, NY

    Absence of Color, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Women’s Visions, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    Silver Select, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

    Curated Exhibitions
    2017
    
More Than Black and White, 431 Art Gallery, Lower Merion, PA

    Multiples, 431 Gallery, Lower Merion, PA

    2008
    
Body and Soul, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    In Context – the Language of Abstraction Continues, Henry St. Settlement, New York, NY

    2004
    
Compilation, Formation, Sensation, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    2003
    
Uncommon Threads, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    2002
    
Out of the Woods, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

    Artist's Bibliography

    2019
    Binghaman, Brian, "Artists takes the Borough", Ticket Magazine, January

    2018
    Swartz, Maryanne, "Area Artists Showcase", Ticket Magazine, April 27

    Featured Artist, The PAUL review (Philadelphia Art and Literary Review), Issue 6, Spring 2018

    2016
    Philadelphia Stories, Winter Edition

    2008
    ARTSLETTER, Volume XXXIII, Number 5, DVAA, September/October Issue

    2007
    ARTSLETTER, Volume XXXL, Number 3, DVAA, May/June Issue

    2005
    Hankanson Colby, Joyce, “Contemporary Sculptors..”, The Detroit News, Detroit, MI

    2002
    Israel, Stephen, "Art is Thriving...", Times Herald Record, Middletown, NY

    Gref, Barbara, "In Brief", Towne Crier, Sullivan County, NY

    2001
    Johnson, Kenneth, "Art Guide", New York Times, New York, NY

    Sozanski, Edward, "Botanical Plowshares," Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Experience

    2017
    Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, PA
    Guest Lecturer

    2016
    Rydal Park, Jenkintown PA
    Guest Lecturer

    Member, Artists Equity Pennsylvania Chapter
    Guest Lecturer, Sunshine Hall Free Library, Eldred, NY

    Guest Moderator, panel discussion on Language of Abstraction, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY

    2006
    Guest Lecturer, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Guest Lecturer, Nassau County Community College Art Forums, Garden City, NY

    2003
    Guest Lecturer, Creative Center for People with Cancer, New York, NY

    Awards & Honors

    2018
    Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity
    Juror's Prize

    2015
    Friends of Artists Equity
    Juror's Prize

    2012
    Friends of Artists Equity Award

    The Professional Artist 6, MCGOPA, Conshohocken, PA
    Second Place

    2001
    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

    Select Public Collections

    Temple University Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
    Penn State at Great Valley PA
    United States Embassy in Togo, West Africa
    Public School 28, Queens, NY
    ARCO Chemical, Newtown, PA
    Citibank NA, New York, NY
    Wiley and Company, Hoboken, NJ
    Cyberlogic Inc., New York, NY
    Diamond State Port Corporation, Wilmington, DE
    Merc Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Westpoint, PA
    Phillip Morris, Inc., New York, NY
    VCA/Deloitte and Touche, Elkins Park, PA
    Public School 188, New York, NY
    City of Chicago Police Department, Chicago IL
    Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Arc Creative, Philadelphia, PA

    Select Private Collections

    Phoenix, AZ
    Berkley, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    Jacksonville, FL
    Melbourne, FL
    Oakland Park, FL
    Orlando, FL
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Atlanta, GA
    Fairburn, GA
    Chicago, IL
    Detroit, MI
    Concord, NH
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Princeton, NJ
    Teaneck, NJ
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ellenville, NY
    Kerhonksen, NY
    Narrowburg, NY
    New York, NY
    North Branch, NY
    Portland, OR
    Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Doylestown, PA
    Havertown, PA
    King of Prussia, PA
    Media, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    Phoenixville, PA
    West Chester, PA
    Midlothian, VA

    Commissions

    2020
    New Market West, 59th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
    5 permanent pieces in 5 locations interior and exterior

    2008
    Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, MI
    Faux interpretation of plaster relief ceiling

    2007
    City of Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL
    3 large wall hung relief sculptures in community room and hallway

    2003
    John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ
    20 wall hung wood sculptures

    2002
    Deloitte, New York, NY
    Small works to replace works destroyed in World Trade Center

    2000
    New York Department of Cultural Affairs and New York Board of Education, P.S. 28, Queens, NY
    Series of painted aluminum wall sculptures and design for terrazzo floor design

    Education

    1985
    Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
    BFA

    1983
    Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1981
    Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA