Spencer Sweeney  (American, 1973) 

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Spencer Sweeney Biography
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
Selected 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