Nancy Spero Catalogue
Nancy Spero
Chronology
1960
Spero has concentrated on social and political themes in her work.
 
1964
Participated in Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam.
 
1966
Spero participated in numerous art projects and events addressing political issues.
 
Participated in The Peace Tower, Los Angeles, CA.
 
Produced the War Series.
 
1968
Participated in the Art Workers Coalition.
 
1969
Participated in WAR (Women Artists in Revolution).
 
1971
Produced the Codex Artaud.
 
1972
Spero’s first exhibitions in New York were at AIR, the all women’s cooperative gallery, which she helped, found and was involved with from 1972 on. Solo exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and a traveling retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
 
1974
Produced the series Torture of Women.
 
Since 1974, she has focused exclusively on images of women.
 
1984
Participated in Ad Hoc Women Artists’ Committee, and Artists’ Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America.
 
1987
A traveling retrospective of her work was organized in 1987 by the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
 
1994
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero: War and Memory was organized in 1994 by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts and traveled to The American Center, Paris.
 
1996
Spero and her husband, Leon Golub were jointly awarded the 3rd Hiroshima Art Prize and retrospective exhibition in 1996.
 
1998
Spero was the American representative for the 1998 Cairo Biennial.
 
2001
Spero worked on a commissioned mosaic at Lincoln Center 66th Street subway station.
 
Receives Honorary Doctorate of Fine Art, Williams College, Williamstown Massachusetts.
 
2003
Receives Honor Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts, Women's Caucus for Art, New York City.
 
2005
Receives Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, College Art Association, New York City.
 
2006
Inducted as Member of American Academy of Arts, Somerville, Massachusetts.
 
2007
Receives Visual AIDS Vanguard Award, New York City.
 
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