Spencer Sweeney




Lives and works in New York


Education

1993-97
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
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


Solo Exhibitions

2013
Veneklasen Werner, Berlin, Germany

2012
Twig Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2011
“The Pharaoh’s Lounge – Party Paintings and Sauna,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Nudes,” The Green Gallery, Milwaukee

2010
"Egyptian Diving Board Part II," Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
"Teatr Laboratorium," Veneklasen Werner, Berlin, Germany

2009
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2008
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
“Our Gang,” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

2006
AMT Gallery, Como, Italy

2005
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2003
“Works on paper,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

1999
Lawing Gallery, Houston


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
"PIZZA TIME!," Marlborough Broom Street, New York
“Do Your Thing,” White Columns, New York
“Portrait of a Generation,” The Hole, New York

2010
“Paintings From England and America,” Crisp Gallery, London, UK
“To NY with Love,” Don’t Projects, Paris, France

2009
“Le souci de soi,” Don’t Projects, Paris, France
“The living and the dead,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Frenz,” Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
“From NY with Love,” Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico (curated by Glorimarta Linares)

2008
“That Was Then…This Is Now,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City

2006
“Day For Night: Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2005
“Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary
“Works on Paper,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“The Early Show,” White Columns, New York
“Drunk Vs, Stoned 2,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Red White Blue,” Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

2004
“Subway Series” Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

2003
“My People Were Fair and Had Cum in their Hair,” Team Gallery, New York
“Today’s Man”, John Connely, New York
“Karaoke Death Machine”, Daniel Reich, New York

2002
“20th Anniversary Exhibition,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Paintings: Steve DiBenedetto, Spencer Sweeney, and Joe Zucker,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2001
American Fine Arts, New York
Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan

2000
“21st century group show”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Legal Paper Work”, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles

1999
“XXX-Mas Show,” American Fine Arts, New York (curated by Colin Deland)
“CrissCross: Some Young New Yorkers 3”, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City
“Paradise 8,” Exit Art, New York
“Preview Party for John Waters’ opening,” American Fine Arts Gallery, New York (curated by Colin Deland)
“Preview Party for Gary Gross,” American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
“Free Coke,” Greene Naftali gallery, New York (curated by Carol Greene)

1998
“Beyond the Matter of Space,” Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
“Hey, You Never Know,” New York (performance curated by Carol Greene

1997-98
“Gift Land,” Printed Matter, New York

1993-94
Subculture Gallery, Philadelphia



Monographs

2012
Big Gurls, Hardcover edition, Fall 2012


Selected Bibliography


2013
Stipanovich, Alexandre, "Frieze 2013: A Guided Tour with Spencer Sweeney," Opening Ceremony, May
Sweeney, Spencer, "Spencer Sweeney Heads Uptown for Caviar..," New York Magazine, April 2013
"New York Artists Now," GalleristNY, February

2012
Sutton, Benjamin, "See Spencer Sweeney’s Nerdy New Smashed Window Installation at Home Alone Gallery," Art Info, August 29
Baudouin Galler, "Spencer Sweeney a la Twig Gallery," Expo Decryptee, June
Grunthaner, Jeffrey, "Sweeney Style," Bomb Blog, May 30
Duray, Dan, "Spencer Sweeney Provided Loft and Paintings for New Abel Ferrara Movie," The Observer, March 22

2010
Coman, David, "A Turquoise Link to Willie Nelson," The New York Times, December
17
W.K., Andrew, Interview with Spencer Sweeney, Interview, April 2010
“Night at the Museum,” Nowness, April 2010
Harris, Jane, “The Pains of Being Spencer Sweeney,” Art In America, January 13,
2010
Lee, Carol, “The Gallery’s a Stage for Spencer Sweeney,” Paper Magazine, January, 2010

2008
Johnson, Ken, “Will the Revolution be Museumized? Will there be a Revolution?”
The New York Times, July 25, 2008
Paper Magazine, October 2008

2006

Richter, Aaron, “Santa’s Party,” BlackBook, Nov./Dec., p. 52
Plagens, Peter, “The Art of the Deal,” Newsweek Magazine, March 5
Saltz, Jerry, “Biennial in Babylon,” Village Voice, March 1
Sweeney, Spencer, “Work in Progress,” V magazine, Spring, 2006 pp. 124-25
Iles, Chrissie and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Biennial: Day For Night, exhibition catalog, published by The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2005
“Crazy in Love”, Paper. February, p. 44 (ill.)

2003
Pearson, Jesse, “I Do This, I Do That,” Parkett, No. 69, pp. 180-188

2002
Lee, Carol, “Into the Groove,” Paper, May, p. 62
Review, Village Voice, December 4
Lee, Carol, “Youth Gone Wild,” Paper Magazine, November, p. 30
Smith, Roberta, Review, The New York Times, November 30

2000
“A Pose is Worth a Thousand Pictures,” Made in USA, Fall/Winter, pp. 40-46
Review, New Yorker, July 31, p. 12
Review, Art Text, May-July, p. 80
Interview, Self Service, Spring/Summer, pp. 230-236

1999
Review, Art Forum, October, p. 40
“Changes Aside. SoHo is Still Very Much SoHo,” New York Times, February 12, p. 37
McCraw, Gary, “Null New York,” Music Magazine, pp.56-57