Biography

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MARK SPENCER
Born: July 26, 1949, Quincy, Massachusetts

EDUCATION
1971 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

TEACHING
2008-2011 Painting II at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1997 Cumbria College of Art and Design, Carlisle, England/ one month (October) Residency

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 NUART Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014 NUART Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Monotypes, James Reid Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2003 Mark Spencer, Boulder Museum of Fine Arts, Boulder, Co.
2002 Beyond Reason, the Art of Mark Spencer, Frye Art Museum, Seattle,WA
2001 Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000 Seductions, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Mark Spencer: Paintings and Monotypes, Greenville County Museum, Greenville,SC
1996 Towards the Unobtainable Ideal, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Faculty Show, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Carlos Carulo and Mark Spencer, Goldleaf Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2008 Santa Fe Super Stars, Goldleaf Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 From Barbizon to Santa Fe, Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 “Retreat”, Goldleaf Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2005 15 Santa Fe Artists, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV.
2004 The Drawing Show: Wiford and Vogt Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
2003 Re-Representing Representation VI, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY.
2002 From Realism to Abstraction, Art in New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts
In Pursuit of Peace, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA.
2001 Re-Presenting Representation V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY.
2000 American Scene II, Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM.
1999 Realism Meets Abstraction, Jenking Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Nude, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Pleasures of the Palettes, C.A.S.A. Benefit Exhibit, Scottsdale, AZ.
1997 Waterproof Wallet Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO.
1995 The Enduring Inspiration, New Mexico Landscape Painting, Cline Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

BOOKS
2014  Contemporary Art of the Southwest, Schiffer Publications
2010 Mark Spencer, The Whirlwind Paintings
2010 Sketchbook Confidential, Northlight Books
2008 100 Santa Fe Etchers, Bell Tower Editions
2006 100 Artists of the Southwest, Schiffer Publications
2005 Fifteen Santa Fe Artists, Bell Tower Editions
1993 Santa Fe Art, Simone Ellis, Crescent Books

BOOK COVERS
2001 In the Presence of Fear, Wendell Berry, Orion Books
2001  Barbaric Mercies, Poems by Gaylord Brewer
1998 Chromatic Defacement, Phillip Foss
1991 The Excesses-The Caprices, Phillip Foss

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
Frye Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Williams College Museum, Williamstown, MA
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
John D. Merriam Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Dr. Robert Bell Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Frank Ribelin Collection, Dallas TX
Kathleen Peters Collection, Santa Fe, NM
James Reid Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Jane Smith Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Michael Hurlocker Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Urban Hirsch Collection, Beverly Hills, CA
University of West Virginia
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ