About Jeanette

I create performative videos, make photographs and am curious about photography’s limitations. Through this query I often implement various printing processes, and materials to create site specific pieces and three dimensional representations of my images. As a lesbian, and as a woman, my work is about the experience of what it means to occupy a sexualized, objectified, and underrepresented personhood.

I received my MFA from Parsons The New School in 2013. I have attended Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, and Benaco Arte in Italy, among other residencies. My first monograph, “Sea(see)” was published in 2018 by Kris Graves Projects. I have shown my work in various exhibitions, and have had my photographs shown in some publications such as New York Times, New York Magazine, New Yorker, and Vogue. I am co-editor of a dyke publication (2019-current), WMN, showcasing art and poetry by marginalized communities of lesbians.

Contact: Jspicer115@gmail.com
photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby


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 **)
2024
Men Are Animals, 11:Eleven Gallery, Washington D.C (forthcoming)
I’ll Be Your Mirror: Reflections of the Contemporary Queer, Detroit, MI (forthcoming – gallery TBD)

2023
Rencontres d’Arles, Night of the Year, Arles, France

2022
What It Means To Be Here, Weitman Gallery, St.Louis, MO **
Wildness, Baxter Street Camera Club, NY, NY

2021
What It Means To Be Here, The Metropolitan Community Church, NY, NY**
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
MASTERMIND: Collaboration in the Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Lesbian Matters, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMISSIONS
2023 Photos That Defined The Styles Desk in 2023, The New York Times, NY, NY
2023 Let the Real Stretch Marks Rip, The New York Times, NY, NY
2023 Private Dinner Party: Clothing Not Allowed, The New York Times, NY, NY
2023 Maggie Haberman, The Confidence Man’s Chronicler, The New Yorker, NY, NY
2023 Five People On Their Egg Freezing Experience, Buzzfeed, NY, NY

2022 Bill T. Jones and Eiko Otake: Opposites Guided by ‘Too-much-ness’. The New York Times, NY, NY
2022 See Photos from the Queer Liberation March and Rally 2022, NYCgo, NY, NY
2022 Honey I Shrunk the Couples Counselor, The New York Times, NY, NY
2022 An Oliver Sacks Book Becomes an Opera, With Help From Friends. The New York Times, NY, NY
2022 Inside Park Slope’s Life-Changing Lesbian Bar, NYCgo, NY, NY

2021 She Became A Fitness Guru During the Pandemic. The New York Times, NY, NY
2021 Their Film Is One of the Weirdest Prize Winners of the Year. Deal With It., The New York Times, NY, NY
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
2023 Vogue Italia Jeanette Spicer questions the lack of lesbian gaze in photography, Rica Cerbarano
2023 Musée Magazine, Photo Journal Monday, NY, NY
2023 fisheye, What It Means To Be Here: Jeanette Spicer captures lesbian intimacies, Anais Viand, France

2022 LensCulture, An Alternative Idea of Intimacy, Magali Duzant
2022 MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture, What It Means To Be Here, Sweden, and UK

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:
2023 Curve Magazine, A New Generation of Lesbian Publishing, Merryn Johns
2023 Thresholds, WMN Zine, NY, NY

2022 When We Leave, WMN Zine, NY, NY

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 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
2023 Queens Council Grant
2021 Unstuck Award, Second Place, Magenta Foundation
2021 Queens Council Grant
2021 The 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
2015 – (current) Adjunct Faculty, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2019 -21 Adjunct Faculty, The College of New Jersey, Hamilton, NJ
2018  Education Manager, The Americas, Magnum Photos, New York, NY
2015 -17 Adjunct Faculty, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
2018-21 Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
2016 -17 Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2016 -18 Teaching Artist, LeAp, New York, NY
2014-17 Teaching Fellow, Studio Lab, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES
Artist Talk, Parsons The New School, BFA Photography Department, NY, NY
Artist Talk, Washington University, Art + Feminism, St. Louis, MO
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