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Nancy Spero
Biography
1926
Born in Cleveland, Ohio.
1949
Earned BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
1950
Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1954
Juror: Faricy Award, Northwestern University, Illinois.
1971
"The End of the Art World," film by Alexis Krasilovsky. Panel: "Women's Lib and the Arts," Art 71, Art Students League, NYC.
1972
Feminist Conference on the Arts: Cornell University.
"Women's Speakout," Brooklyn Museum.
1973
Videotape interview with Hermine Freed. "Women in Art," videotape by Art World

Video Project, Earl Rowland Foundation: moderator, panel discussion.

"The Art of Nancy Spero," film on Codex Artaud by Patsy and Joe Scala. For Feminist Conference on the Arts, Cornell University.

Lecture: Queens College, NYC. Panel: "Women in Art," Marymount College, NYC.

Open Forum: "Politics and Current Art," College Art Association, NYC.

Juror: The Boston Visual Artists Union.

Lecture: State University of New York College at Purchase.

Co-editor, "Rip-off File," Ad-Hoc Committee of Women Artists, 1973.
1974
Panel: "Current Aspects of the Feminist Movement in the Arts," Douglass College, New Jersey.

Lecture: School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Lecture: Artemesia Gallery, ARC Gallery, Chicago.

Guest Artist: Sacramento State University.

Lecture: "Feminist Position and the Visual Arts," Williams College.
1975
Panel: "Ende," "Women Artists Speak on Women Artists," College Art Association, Washington, DC.

Panel: "Women Artists Talk to Women Art Students," A.I.R. Gallery.

Moderator: "Gender in Art: An Ongoing Dialogue," A.I.R. Gallery.

Guest Artist: St. Lawrence University, NY. Panel: "Perimeters of Protest," Artists Space, NYC.

Radio Panel: On Women's Cooperative Galleries, WPLJ, NYC.

Panel: "The Artist as Iconoclast," Soho Center for Visual Arts.
1976
CAPS fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts, 1976-77.

Coordinator, A.I.R. Print Portfolio, 1976-1977.
Panel: "Galleries: Coop and Otherwise," NBC-TV, NYC.

Moderator: "Speakout," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.

Lecture: "Ende -- The Beatus Apocalypse of Gerona," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.

Guest Artist: Brookdale Community College, New Jersey.

Panel: Artists Talk on Art, NYC

Panel: "Radical Change or a Piece of the Pie," School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Co-coordinator, A.I.R. sponsored exhibition of French women artists: "Combative Acts, Profiles and Voices," 1976; cover design for catalogue.
Co-coordinator, A.I.R. Monday Night Programs, 1978-1979; 1976-1977.
1977
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1977-78.
"Women Working," interview with Victoria Schultz for Finnish Television.

Lecture: "A.I.R. Gallery," Lehman College, Bronx, NYC.

Guest Critic & Lecturer: Livingston College, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Guest Critic & Lecturer: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia.

Lecture: University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Panel & Lecture: "Women in the Arts Seminar," Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Lecture: School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1978
Visiting Artist: Broward Community College, Florida.

Lecture: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

Panel: "Narrative Art," Soho Center for Visual Arts, NYC.

Co-coordinator, A.I.R. sponsored exhibition of Japanese women artists, "Women Artists from Japan," 1978.
1979
Lecture: Hampshire College, Amherst.

Lecture: Atlanta Art Workers Coalition.

Guest Critic & Lecturer: Fine Arts Festival, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lecture: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1980
Videotape for exhibition at Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, NY.

Radio Interview: With Ann Stubbs, WBAI, NYC.

Lecture & Panel: "Women in the Arts," University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh.

Moderator: "Networks, Influences and Positions of Power," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.

Lecture: Parsons School of Design, NYC.

Lecture: Ohio State University, Columbus.

Lecture: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

Panel: "Words and Numbers in Art," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
1981
Lecture: State University of New York College at Purchase.

Lecture: Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.

Lecture: Ramapo College, New Jersey.
Coordinator, A.I.R., "Current Issues" panel series, 1981-1982; 1982-1983; 1983-1984; 1984-1985.
1982
Interview with Kate Horsfield, Videotape for Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Videotape for Ramapo College, New Jersey.

Panel: "Artist/Ideology/Politics," Artists Talk on Art, NYC.

Lecture: University of Burlington, Vermont.

Lecture: State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Panel: "Alternative Spaces," School of Continuing Education, New York University.

Juror: Artists League of Central New Jersey.

Panel: "Expressionism," Artists Talk on Art, NYC.

Panel: "Art and Politics," Artists Talk on Art, NYC.

Juror: Women's Studio Collective, New Paltz, NY.

Panel: "A.I.R. as an Alternative Gallery," Hunter College, NYC.

Lecture: "Struggle for Women's Equality in the Art World," ERA-NYC.
1983
Curator: "Seven Women - Image/Impact," Institute for Art & Urban Resources at P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY.

Visiting Artist/Lecturer: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ.

Lecture: "Nancy Spero/Leon Golub: 'Guernica Today; Art & Politics'," Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Juror: "City Without Walls Metro Show," Newark, New Jersey.

Juror: Focus Art Center, Detroit, Michigan.

Discussion: With Judith Rohrer, Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Lecture: University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Lecture: "The First Language: Primary Expression, Motion, Gesture, and Communication," Firehouse Gallery, Houston, TX.

Juror: Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS), Graphics Panel, NYC.

Lecture: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

Panel: "Co-op Galleries," Soho 20 Gallery, NYC.

Panel: "The Monument Redefined," Cooper Union, NYC.
1984
"The Business of Being an Artist," film directed by Dieter Froese and Kay Hines, produced by Just Above Midtown Gallery.

"Art Against Apartheid," video directed by Pamela and Dennis Degnan

Panel: "Art & Anarchism: Crossing the Political Line," Artists Talk on Art, 22 Wooster Gallery, NYC.

Lecture: Hartford Art School, Connecticut.

Discussion: With Constance Lewallen, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California Berkeley.

Visiting Artist: Antioch College, Antioch, Ohio.

Visiting Artist: Queens College, NYC.

Juror: Yugoslav Association of Visual Artists, NYC.

Lecture: "Sexual Difference/Art Without Men," School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Lecture: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Lecture: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, for Drew University, Madison, NJ.

Lecture: "Nancy Spero & Leon Golub: 1950-1983, 'Protagonists, Victims and Sexual Difference'," Foundation for Art Resources, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles.

Lecture: "Nancy Spero/Leon Golub," University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Panel: "Art and Ideology," The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC.

Panel: "The Women Artists Movement: An Overview," Women Artists at the Limbo

Juror: Project Completions Awards of the Artists Foundation, Boston and NYC.
1985
Lecture: Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
Discussion: With Joyce Brodsky, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Lecture: Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles.
Panel: "Art and Politics", Four Walls, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Lecture: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Lecture: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.
Panel: "Table Ronde: 'Permissivite' et Politique en Art", Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal.
Lecture: Nancy Spero/Leon Golub, "Protagonists, Victims and Sexual Difference", Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal.
Lecture: Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lecture: "Women, Art, Politics", School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Lecture: COCA Space, Seattle.
1986
"Messages to the Public", Spectacolor board project sponsored by Public Art Fund, Times Square, NYC (censored).
Lecture/discussion: "Nancy Spero/Leon Golub: Is There Life After Art School?", The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Panel: "Fixed in Time: Public Sculpture and the Historical Moment", to the Vietnam Memorial: Site and the Word, Sculpture Center, NYC.
Panel: "The Denunciation of Feminism?", Women's Caucus for Art, Noho Gallery, NYC.
Discussion/Lecture: "Meet the Artist", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC.
2 Discussion/lectures: "Nancy Spero/Leon Golub", Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina.
Seminar: Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art (Downtown), NYC.
Juror: Center Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina.
Lecture: Hunter College, City University of New York.
Lecture/discussion: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich.
Lecture: "An Evening with Leon Golub and Nancy Spero", Artists Talk On Art Series, 22 Wooster Gallery, NYC.
1987
Interview with Jon Bird, London: ICA Video Productions.
"Everything you wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask", interviews with artists at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC.
Interview with Skye Holland, Audio Arts Magazine, Vol.8, #2 & 3, tape 1.
Discussions: Nancy Spero, Joanna Isaak, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
Panel: "Violence in Art: Exploring the Historical Context and Current Impact of Violent Imagery", Artists Talk on Art series, Foundation for the Community of Artists, NYC.
Panel: "The Great Goddess Debate", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC.
Lecture: New York Studio School, NYC.
Lecture: Barnard College, Columbia University, NYC.
Lecture/discussion: Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland.
Lecture: Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.
Seminar: Whitney Museum of American Art, Seminars with Artists Series.
Lecture: Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Panel: "The Idea in Art: Intention and Realization", New York Studio School, NYC.
Panel: "Political Art versus Propaganda", Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Panel: "A Feminine Vision?" Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Panel: "On Heroic Subject Matter in Contemporary History Painting", Air Gallery, London.
Lecture: Visiting Artists Program, State University of New York at Purchase.
1988
Interview with Rebecca Keller, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Discussion: "Wedding Pictures", Presentation and discussion, Four Walls at White Columns, November 12.
Discussion: "Dialogue on Spero Exhibition", Nancy Spero, Susan Jenkins, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Visiting Artist Lecture: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, October 20.
Gallery Talk: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Lecture: California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.
Panel: "Agit-Pop", Otis Parsons School of Art, Los Angeles.
Lecture: Art Center, Pasadena, California.
Lecture: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Discussion: Nancy Spero, Dana Friis-Hansen, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Lecture: The Arts Club of Chicago.
Lecture: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of NY, College at Old Westbury, Long Island.
Discussion: Leon Golub, John Hutchinson, Nancy Spero, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
Slide Talk and Panel: National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Panel: "Woman As Bearer of Meaning, Not Maker of Meaning", Women's Caucus for Art, College Art Association, National Conference, Houston, Texas.
Panel: Nancy Spero, Dr. Anne Radice, & Ingrid Sischy, "Women and Art", Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina.
Lecture: Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.
Lecture: "Contemporary Art in Context", The Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
Lecture: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Lecture: "What Meets the Eye: politics, art, culture and the role of the artist", The State University of New York at Purchase.
Lecture: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
1989
"Responses to 'Nancy Spero: Works Since 1950'", The New Museum of Contemporary.
1990
Lecture: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
Workshop with Marilyn Lincoln Board: "Feminine Writing and the Language of the Pre-patriarchal Goddess in the Art of Nancy Spero", 1990 Feminist Art History Conference, Barnard College, NYC.
Lecture/Discussion with Leon Golub: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii.
Panel: "Printed Images of Commitment", College Art Association of America, NYC.
Lecture: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Lecture: "Nancy Spero/ Leon Golub", Arlington Arts Center, Virginia.
Discussion: "Franklin Furnace Fights for First Amendment Rights", Public Theater, NYC, July 11.
Discussion: "Leon Golub and Nancy Spero", Talking Art series (with Adrian Searles), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, April 18.
Symposium: "The Vietnam War in Art/Political Activism in the Art Community", Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, May 19.
Co-Curator: "CHINA - June 4, 1989", P.S. 1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY.
Juror: "Women in the Visual Arts", Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, March.
Curator: "Words and Images with a Message", Women's Studio Workshop, Binnewater Arts Center, Rosendale, NY, March.
Panel: "Studio Art Sessions, 'The Millenium Approaches: Decadence or Divergence,'" College Art Association 1990 Annual Conference, "Printed Images of Commitment, The Continuous Presence", NYC, February 17.
Lecture: Internship and Volunteer Program, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, February 14.
Lecture/Discussion: Brooklyn College, New York.
Symposium: Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 31.
Lecture: Visiting Artists Program: Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, January 20.
Lecture: Visiting Artist Program: University of Colorado at Boulder, March 22 Visiting Artist Lecture: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, March 23.
Lecture/Discussion: Art Gallery, State University of Colorado, "Images of Women in the Visual Arts".
Milton Avery Professor of Art/Visiting Artist, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, 1990.
1991
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute Chicago, May 1991.
"Nancy Spero in Her New York Studio", video by Jacqueline Kaess-Farquet, Munich, Germany, April (German version "Nancy Spero in ihrem New Yorker Studio").
"Art Today", commentary by Jo Anna Isaak, Vol. 3, Number 1, February.
Curator: "Burning In Hell", Franklin Furnace Food For Thought program inviting artists to curate exhibition of artists books, NYC, September.
Panel: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
Panel: Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Commencement Speaker, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, May.
Panel: "El Sueño Imperatívo", Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.
Workshop and group seminars: "Talleres de Arte Actual, Nancy Spero", Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.
1992
Visiting Artist/Professor, Internationale Sommerakademie Für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, Austria Summer 1992-95.
"Woman As Protagonist, The Art of Nancy Spero", by Irene Sosa (includes footage of site-specific installations over the past three years, including Smith College, Northampton, MA; ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Madrid, Spain; Derry, N Ireland, et al).
Panel: "The Politics of Multiculturalism", School of Visual Arts, NYC, February 20.
Juror/Lecture: "37th Annual Long Island Artists' Exhibition", Heckscher Museum, Huntington Township Art League, Huntington, NY, March/April.
1993
Curator: "Songs of Retribution", Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC.
Lecture: "Nancy Spero: Hieroglyph", The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, November 4.
Juror: 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for Women Artists, WARM, MCAD Gallery, St. Paul, MN.
Panel: "Voices of Women Artists: Continuity and Change", The New School, NYC, May 3.
Lecture: Nancy Spero/Leon Golub, School of the Visual Arts, NYC.
Lecture: "Conversations with Contemporary Artists", Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
Lecture: Galerie Optica, Montreal, Canada, May 28.
Lecture: "Art & The Human Spirit", Spokane Falls Community College, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington, May 5.
Discussion/Dialogue: "Contemporary Concerns in Art", Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, May 6.
Artist Presentation: North Idaho College Student Union, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, May 6.
Radio Interview: "NY & Co.", with Leonard Lopate, WNYC AM Public Radio (Glen Ligon and Elizabeth Sussman included in interview), March 18, NYC.
1994
"War and Memory", Nancy Spero and Leon Golub: Retrospective at the American Center in Paris, video documentary by Irene Sosa, music by A.E. McClelland.
Panel: "ARTISTSTALKONART", Nancy Spero in dialog with Vernita N. Cognita, Fulcrum Gallery, NYC, December 2, 1994.
Panel: "Violence and Women: Artists Speak on the Visual Language of Survival", organized by Nancy Spero, Threadwaxing Space, NYC, November 8, 1994.
Panel: "Louise Bourgeois: a symposium and panel discussion", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, May 7.
Panel: "What Does Culture Mean in Peace and What Does It Do in War?" in conjunction with Sarajevo: Witness of Existence exhibition, The New York Kunsthalle, The Cooper Union, Great Hall, NYC, March 5.
Panel: "Artistic Coupling", Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, discussants, College Art Association, NYC, Feb. 18.
Lecture: Barnard College, NYC, Feb. 21.
1995
Skowhegan Medal for Works on Paper, April 1995.
NARAL/NY Pro Choice Media Award, March 1995.
Panel: "Public Art: Is There a New Narrative Impulse?" The Joseph Gallery, Hebrew Union College, New York, April, 10.
Panel: "Woman as Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero", Nancy Spero and Peter Soriano, discussants, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge Massachusetts, Feb. 15.
Discussion/Screening: "Woman as Protagonist", documentary video by Irene Sosa followed by discussion with Peter Soriano, Sackler lecture hall, Harvard University, Feb. 15.
Interview/discussion: "Nancy Spero", interviewed by Lisa Corrin, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, April 28.
1996
Hiroshima Art Prize, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art and Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, Japan 1996.
The 1996 Printmaker Emerita Award, West Virginia University.
Forum: "Artists' Visions", Nancy Spero and Leon Golub in conversation with Robert Storr, The 92nd Street Y, New York, January 11.
Artist's Lecture: "Women as Protagonists", College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, March 6.
Artist's Lecture: "Woman as Protagonist", Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.
1997
Cityarts, New York, 29th annual award (jointly with Leon Golub), 1997.
"Forbidden Bodies: Addressing the taboo in Contemporary Art and Culture", Theater Metropolis, Nanntaler, Salzburg.
"Women, Women, Women: Artists, Objects, Icons, Museum Theater, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1998
"Nancy Spero/Leon Golub," lecture, Union County College, New Jersey.
1999
"Nancy Spero/Leon Golub," lecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2009
Nancy Spero died on Sunday, October 18th, in Manhattan.
2010
Public memorial in honor of Nancy Spero. Cooper Union, New York, New York. April 18, 3:00pm.
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