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Jeanette Spicer is an American visual artist who creates performative videos, photographs, and mixed media to generate opportunity for collaboration between herself and partners, friends and family members that allow her to engage with them in alternatively intimate ways. She is curious about the lesbian gaze, how the body can hold intimacy, restraint, and a space of reclaiming as an act of resistance.

Spicer has been awarded a number of residencies in the US and Europe, including Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, and Benaco Arte in Italy, among others. Spicer’s first monograph, “Sea(see)” was published in 2018 by Kris Graves Projects. She has shown her work globally, and has had her photographs published in the New York Times, New York Magazine, New Yorker, and Dazed Magazine. In 2019 she covered NYC Pride during the 50th anniversary of Stonewall for NYCgo. Spicer is a co-editor of a dyke publication, WMN, showcasing marginalized communities of lesbian’s art and poetry. She has worked as the Education Manager at Magnum Photos, where she led workshops with renowned photographers such as Antoine d’Agata and moderated a talk at Aperture Foundation with Bieke Depoorter and Susan Meiselas.  Currently Spicer is an adjunct professor at The International Center of Photography, and School of Visual Art.


Contact
Jspicer115@gmail.com


CV

Based in New York, NY 

EDUCATION

MFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
BS, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

COLLECTIONS

The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/FAIRS (Solo Exhibitions **)

2021 What It Means To Be Here, The Metropolitan Community Church, NY, NY**
2021 Art and Activism, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

2020 running to the edge of the world, Cumulus Photo, NE

2019 Beyond Bloodlines: A zine about queerness, family and kinship, Zine Release Party, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA
2019 MASTERMIND: Collaboration in the Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2019 Lesbian Matters, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 KALEIDOSCOPE, Spectrum, Ridgewood, NY
2018 Odds and Ends Book Fair, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2018 Chicago Book Fair, Chicago, IL
2018 Boston Book Fair, Boston, MA
2018 Independent Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY
2018 New York Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA, NY
2018 Art Benefit Auction through Clamp Art, Brooklyn, NY
2018 COMFORT LEVEL, TOOL BOOK; A project by Sarah G. Sharp, Field Projects, NY, NY
2018 On Site, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Foley Gallery, LES Book Fair, NY, NY

2017 TOOL BOOK, SoHo20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; A project by Sarah G. Sharp
2017 Live Out Loud, Metropolitan Community Center, NY, NY
2017 The International Photo Project, curated by Frank Franca, Steam Factory, Milan, Italy
2017 Faculty Exhibition, Arbons Art Center, New York, NY

2016 Gowanus Open Studios 2016, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Made in Ridgewood, Outpost, Ridgewood, NY
2016 Dwelling, Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Winter Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Salonukah, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Bushwick IV, SLIDELUCK, Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 #SAVEARTSPACE: Bushwick Open Studios, Bushwick, NY
2015 The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Camera Club of New York’s 2014 Photo Benefit Auction, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY
2014 Women’s Work, Juried by LaToya Ruby Frazier, SLIDELUCK, Alice Austen House, Staten Island, NY
2014 Permanent Collection, Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Member Salon Pop Up, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 SELECT FAIR Miami, Art Basel, Miami, FL
2013 More of This, Less of Everything Else,  Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York, NY
2013 Parsons Festival, New York, NY
2013 Ten Plus One, Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Align, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Groupshow, Counterspace Gallery Las Vegas, NV 
2012 Charterparty, Photoville 2012, DUMBO, NY
2012 Groupshow, Subtle Rebellion Gallery, Abingdon, MD  
2012 Parts and Labor II, Parsons Festival 2012, New York, NY
2012 Parts and Labor, Atrium Gallery Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Annual Photography Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 In Focus, ASMP member juried show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLICATIONS

2018 Sea(see), published by +krisgravesprojects, New York, NY

COMMISSIONS

2021 How Are There Only Three Lesbian Bars in New York City?, The New York Times, NY, NY
2021 In Conversation: Alison Bechdel, New York Magazine, NY, NY
2021 We Want Our Friends Back (But Which Ones?), The New York Times, NY, NY
2021 An Insider’s Guide To Lesbian Spaces in NYC, NYCgo, NY, NY
2021 Meet The Pastor of the LGBTQ+ church of Manhattan, NYCgo, NY, NY

2019 World Pride Photo Journal, NYCgo, NY, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHIES WEB/PRINT

2021 Witness, Efrem Zelony-Mindell, NY, NY
2021 A New Nothing, Number 2, Dan Paz, Carrboro, NC
2021 Blind, Jeanette Spicer on The Lesbian Gaze, Abigail Glasgow, New York, NY
2021 JPACT-Journal of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, The Oceanic as Perpetual Revolt: Intimacy and Negativity in Jeanette Spicer’s Sea (see), Keren Moscovitch, School of Visual Arts, New York City

2019 Check out Pride Diaries: NYC’s Worldwide LGBTQ Photo Restrospective, Attitude, UK
2019 World Pride Photo Journal, NYCgo, NY, NY
2019 Beyond Bloodlines: A zine about queerness, family and kinship, co-edited by Marcela Pardo Ariza and Irwin Swirnoff, SF, CA

2018 Body Intimacy in Sea(see), Velvet Eyes Zine, UK
2018 A photographers intimate chronicle of her first romantic relationship with a woman, Photo Booth; The New Yorker, NY, NY
2018 The only photographs you need to see from the past month, Dazed Magazine, UK
2018 Touching and tender photographs of a woman’s same-sex love, Art & Photography Feature, Dazed Magazine, UK

2017 Tool Book Project, NY, NY
2017 405 Art; Art Spotlight: Art & Culture
2017 Featured Artist, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Savannah, GA
2017 Juliet Art Magazine, International Photo Project, Milan, Italy
2017 Featured Artist, Issue 11, Incandescent Zine, Portland, OR

2016 SVA: Continuing Education Blog: Faculty views: Untitled (Gender Representation)
2016 The Human Body Issue, F-stop Magazine
2016 Dwelling, Musee Magazine
2016 Group Exhibition Telling Stories, Issue #74, F-Stop Magazine

2015 Aint-Bad Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 2 Self-ie!
2015 Featured Artist, Rinse: Telling Stories Behind Photography

2014 Interview, The Raw Book, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Featured Artist, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Savannah, GA

AS PUBLISHER/EDITOR:

2021 Taking Space, WMN Zine, NY, NY
2021 Ms. Magazine, Fighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers, Ashley Lynn Priore.
2021 Fontwerk,With Passion for Lesbian Culture
2020 Fonts in Use, “DYKE” hankies by WMN” Franziska Weitgruber.
2020 Show Me What You Got, WMN Zine, NY, NY
2020 Seasons of a Dyke, WMN Zine, NY, NY
2020 Recommended from Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art January – February, 2020, Leslie-Lohman Museum Newsletter, NY, NY 2019 Wmn Zine: What it Means To Be A Rural Lesbian, Autostraddle, Lauren Parker, CA
2019 What it Means to be A Rural Lesbian, Lauren Parker, Autostraddle, CA
2019 Pencil Sharpener: Print’s New Home For Rural Lesbians, Stephanie Ucci, Broken Pencil, CA
2019  Insta Crush: WMN Zine Wants To Hear From Rural Dykes ASAP!, Autostraddle, NY, NY

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2021 Queens Council Grant
2021The New York Times Portfolio Review, NY, NY (awarded in 2020 – delayed due to covid-19)
2021 Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (awarded in 2020 – delayed due to covid-19)
2017 Benaco Arte, Brescia, Italy
2016 Fellowship Residency, Soaring Gardens, Lerman Charitable Trust, Laceyville, PA
2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2013 Recent Graduate Residency, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside, Troy, NY

FACULTY/INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

2019  current Adjunct Faculty, The College of New Jersey, Hamilton, NJ
2018  Education Manager, The Americas, Magnum Photos, New York, NY
2015  current Adjunct Faculty,School of Visual Art, New York, NY
2015  current Adjunct Faculty, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2018  current Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
2016  current Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2016  current Teaching Artist, LeAp, New York, NY
2014-2017 Teaching Fellow, Studio Lab, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Artist Talk, Foley Gallery, NY, NY
Moderator, Susan Meiselas and Bieke Depoorter in conversation, Aperture Foundation, NY, NY
Lecture Series, Live Out Loud, Metropolitan Community Center, NY, NY
Artist Talk, Washington University, St.Louis, MO
Artist Talk, PHOTOFEAST, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Artist Talk, CUNY, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
Artist Talk, School of Visual Art, Senior Seminar, New York, NY
Artist Talk, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Artist Talk, Parsons The New School for Design, Sophomore Seminar, New York, NY