Spencer Sweeney (American, born )

Timeline

1973
Born in Philadelphia, USA
1993–1997
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Lewis S. Ware Memorial Prize for experimental work
Jimmy C. Leuders Painting Prize
Angela Pinto Memorial Prize for experimental work
Cuff/ Sammack Prize for abstract painting
Lucile Sorgenti Scholarship for artistic excellence
Lives and works in New York City, USA

Exhibitions

2013
Berlin Paintings, VW(VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012
Do Your Thing, White Columns, New York
2012
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York
2012
Twig Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2011
The Pharaoh;s Lounge - Party Paintings and Sauna, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York (solo)
2011
Nudes, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (solo)
2010
Paintings from England and America, Crisp Gallery, London
2010
Egyptian Diving Board Part II, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY (solo)
2010
From NY with Love, Don't Projects, Paris (group)
2010
Teatr Laboratorium, VW(VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany
2009
Le souci de soi, Don’t Projects, Paris
2009
The living and the dead, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2009
Frenz, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
2009
From NY with Love, Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico (cur. by Glorimarta Linares)
2009
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (solo)
2008
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco CA (solo)
2008
Our Gang, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (solo)
2008
That Was Then…This Is Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY
2006
Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2006
AMT Gallery, Como, Italy (solo)
2005
The Modern Institute, Glasgow (solo)
2005
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (solo)
2005
The Early Show, White Columns, New York
2005
Red White Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
2005
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2005
Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2004
Subway Series, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2003
Today’s Man, John Connelly, New York
2003
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich, New York
2003
my people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs), Team Gallery, New York
2003
Works on paper, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (solo)
2002
Paintings: Steve DiBenedetto, Spencer Sweeney, and Joe Zucker, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2002
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2001
American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
2001
Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo
2000
21st century group show, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2000
Legal Paper Work, Beyond Baroque, Venice, California
1999
XXX-Mas show, (curated by Colin Deland), American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
1999
Preview Party for Gary Gross, (performance), (curated by Colin Deland), American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
1999
Preview Party for John Waters opening, (performance), (curated by Colin Deland), American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
1999
CrissCross: Some Young New Yorkers 3, (installation and performance), PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York
1999
Paradise 8, (installation and performance), (curated by Kenny Schacter), Exit Art, New York
1999
Lawing gallery, Houston (solo)
1999
Free Coke, (performance and video installation), (curated by Carol Greene), Greene Naftali gallery, New York
1998
Beyond the Matter of Space, Beyond Baroque, Venice, California
1998
Hey, You Never Know, (performance), (curated by Carol Greene), New York
1997
Gift land, Printed Matter, New York
1993–1994
Subculture Gallery, Phildadelphia, PA

Literature

2009
Le souci de soi, by Alice Pfeiffer for Dazed Digital, December 2009
2008
Johnson, Ken, Will the Revolution be Museumized? Will there be a Revolution,? The New York Times, July 25, 2008
2008
Paper, October 2008
2006
Richter, Aaron, Santa’s Party, BlackBook, Nov./Dec., p. 52
2006
Peter Plagens, The Art of the Deal, Newsweek, March 6, pp.56-58
2006
Saltz, Jerry, Biennial in Babylon, Village Voice, March 1
2006
Sweeney, Spencer, Work in Progress, V magazine, Spring, 2006 pp. 124-25
2006
Iles, Chrissie and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Biennial: Day For Night, exhibition catalog, published by The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York