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solo exhibitions | group exhibitions | publications & reviews

public collections | awards | commissions

curatorial experience | related experience

Education

  • 1984 – 85 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York
  • 1981 – 83 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1980 – 81 Community College of Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016
  • “A Celebration of Color” Dupree’ Gallery, Phila., PA
  • 2015
  • “Lit”, Bazemore Gallery, Phila., PA
  • “Offerings”, Rydal Park, Jenkintown, PA
  • “Continuing Conversation”, Rosemont College, Rosemnot, PA
  • Natural Conversations, LaSalle University Museum, Phila PA
  • 2011
  • Fusion, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009
  • Balance, Whitespace Gallery, Winston Salem, NC
  • Construction Zone, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007
  • The Shape of Things, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • 2006
  • Fluid Form, Sande Webster Gallery, Phila., PA
  • 2005
  • Breathing Lessons, Sande Webster Gallery, Phila., PA
  • 2003
  • Affirmations, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2001
  • Interactions, June Kelly Gallery, New York
  • Interventions, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999
  • Botanical Extracts, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998
  • Apports, Gallery Luscombe, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997
  • Botanica, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996
  • Harvest, The Showroom, New York (two person)
  • 1995
  • Future Primitive, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heads Up, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • 1994
  • Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (two person)
  • 1993
  • Outside Insights, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spicer, Westminster Gallery at Bloomfield College, New Jersey

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Group Exhibitions

  • 2015
  • 66th Anniversary Juried Members Exhibition, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA
  • 2014
  • Against the Odds” a Tribute to Sande Webster, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
  • Open Studio” at Mill Studios, Manayunk, PA
  • 2013
  • “64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition”, Weidner University, PA
  • “Tiberino and Friends”, Afro American Museum, Phila., PA
  • “Artists Equity Selecet”, juried by MO Brooker, Wallingford, PA
  • “Open Stidios”, Mill studios, Manayunk, PA
  • “Against the Odds”, Rosemont College, West Chester, PA
  • 2012
  • “The Professional Artist 6”, MCGOPA, Conchocken, PA
  • “Open Studios”, Mill studios, Manayunk, PA
  • “4 x 10 – the Work of 10 American Artists”, Temple University, Phila., PA
  • “63rd Anniversity Members Exhibition”, E.O.Bull Center, West Chester, PA
  • “Annual Juried Sculpture Show”, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope,PA
  • “Annual Spring Show” MCGOPA, Conchocken, PA
  • 2011
  • “Dimensions”, Sande Webster gallery,Phila., PA
  • Ongoing Group Exhibit, Scott Laurent Collection,Orlando, FL
  • 2010
  • Paisajes, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY
  • El Mundo, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY
  • Women’s Work, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Adopt a Pig, Dupreé Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009
  • It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • “El Mundo Indegena”, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY
  • 2008
  • Construction Workers, Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Gallery Salon, Sande Webster Gallery, Phila., PA
  • Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • YOHO Open Studio, Yonkers, New York
  • “Celebrate Art”, Hastings on Hudson, New York
  • 2007
  • Affordable Art Fare, New York, New York, NY
  • Pencil to Public, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • Pencil to Public, Liberty Museum, Liberty New York, NY
  • 2006
  • 7 Voices – 7 Views, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York, NY
  • Away From the Figure, Gallery Chi, Brooklyn, NY
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York City, represented by Chi Contemporary and the G.R. N’namdi Gallery
  • 2005
  • SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL represented by G.R.N’namdi Gallery
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York City, represented by G.R. N’namdi Gallery
  • US Artists, ADAA Art Show, The Armory, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sculpt Something, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • Sculpt Something, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2004
  • US Artists, The Armory, Philadelphia, PA
  • PaxAmericana, Lake Huntington Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY
  • Small Works, Creative Center for People with Cancer, NYC
  • 2003
  • Nature Hanging by a Thread, Queens Theater in the Park, Queens, NY
  • Group Show, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • 2002
  • Out of the Woods, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • ADAA, the ART SHOW, the Armory, New York
  • 2001
  • Cross Cultural Gems, Tribes Gallery, New York
  • Women in Solidarity with Afghan Women’s Mission, Gallery 128, New York
  • 2000
  • In Process, Educational Alliance, New York
  • Absence of Color, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Women’s Visions, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
  • Silver Select, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1999
  • FUNKSHUN, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1998
  • Pedestals and Stretchers, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1997
  • New Mission Visions, Gallery Luscombe, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996
  • ECHO-a show of Multiples, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • Introductions, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Earth Day Celebrations, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
  • Fresh A.I.R. at 20, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1995
  • Perceptions/Reflections, Nutshell Gallery, Lake Huntington, NY
  • 1994
  • Anniversary, Westminster Gallery, Bloomfield, NJ
  • A Group Of Grids, Sande Webster gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Catskills Connection, Nutshell Gallery, Lake Huntington, NY
  • 1992
  • Reinventing the Wheel, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • Animal Magic, Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1991
  • Review/Preview, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
  • Gallery Salon Show, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Summer Selections, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1990
  • Rising Stars, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Teachers Views, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1989
  • Spirit Within, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1988
  • Fresh A.I.R., Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1987
  • Powerful Little Stuff, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York
  • International Group Show, Gallery Salon, Philadelphia, PA
  • Progressions, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1986
  • Dimensional Cut-Outs, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Curve of a Plane 2, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York
  • Art Against Apartheid, Boricua College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Affirmations of Life, Kenkeleba House, New York

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Publications and Reviews

  • 2008
  • ARTSLETTER, Volume XXXIII, Number 5, DVAA, September/October
  • 2007
  • ARTSLETTER, Volume XXXL, Number 3, DVAA, May/June Issue 2007
  • 2005
  • Hankanson Colby, Joyce “Contemporary Sculptors..,” The Detroit News, Detroit, MI
  • 2002
  • Israel, Stephen, “Art is Thriving …”, Times Herald Record, Middletown,NY
  • Gref, Barbara, “In Brief”, Towne Crier, Sullivan County, NY
  • 2001
  • Johnson, Kenneth, “Art Guide”, New York Times
  • Sozanski, Edward, “Botanical Plowshares”, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
  • 1999
  • Rice, Robin, “The Secret Life of Plants”, Philadelphia City Paper
  • 1997
  • Rice, Robin, “Critical Mass, Kathleen Spicer:Botanica”, Phila. City Paper
  • 1995
  • “Unmasking the Artist”, The Times Herald Record, New York
  • “Kathleen Spicer at D.V.A.A.”, River Reporter, New York
  • “Interview”, JUMP TV
  • 1994
  • “Contemporary Art”, APPRISE
  • 1993
  • ”Art with Evoking Spice”, Collective Voice, Bloomfield, New Jersey
  • “Manhattan Profile”, New York Newsday
  • 1988
  • “Five Views in One”, New York’s DOWNTOWN
  • 1984
  • “Sculpture Throws a Curve”, ARTSPEAK

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Selected Collections

  • United States Embassy in Togo, West Africa
  • Public School 28, Queens, NY
  • ARCO Chemical, Newtown, PA
  • Citibank NA, New York
  • Wiley and Company, Hoboken, NJ
  • Cyberlogic Inc., New York
  • Diamond State Port Corporation, Wilmington, DE
  • Merc Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Westpiont, PA
  • Phillip Morris, Inc., New York
  • VCA/Deloitte and Touche, Elkins Park, PA
  • Public School 188, New York
  • City of Chicago Police Department, Chicago IL
  • Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Phila., PA
  • Arc Creative, Phila., PA

Selected Private Collections

  • Doctor and Mrs. Raphael Gabay, Media, PA
  • Doctor and Mrs. Gregory Pierce, Phoenixville, PA
  • Doctor and Mrs. Anthony Sciscione, West Chester, PA
  • Doctor Janine Darby, King of Prussia, PA
  • Doctor Mark Hochberg, New York, NY
  • Doctor Richard Lehrer, New York, NY
  • Doctor Klare Scarboro, Phila., PA
  • Doctor George Williams, New York, NY
  • Doctor and Mrs. Stephen Fishman, Teaneck, NJ
  • Doctor Jonathan Kaufman, Brooklyn, NY
  • Matthew Pozorski, Ellenville, NY
  • Philip Sciscione, Phila., PA
  • Sandra Mack, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Strano family, Doylestown, PA
  • Robert and Thelma Gregoire, Concord, NH
  • Kelly Luscombe, San Francisco, CA
  • Kevin Cole, Fairburn, GA
  • Arbro and Alicia Sutker, Berkley, CA
  • Elsie Dresh, Atlanta, GA
  • Sande and James Brantley, Phila., PA
  • James and Anita Dupree, Phila., PA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Simon, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kaufmann, Princeton, NJ
  • Jean Spicer, Phila., PA
  • William Spicer, Oakland Park, FL
  • Thomas Longhurst, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Loretta Desvernine Phila., PA
  • Lynn Rechutti ,Phila., PA
  • Kevin Pugh, Bala Cynwd, PA
  • The Nash family , Midlothian, VA
  • Bruce and Raffie Nelson, Orlando, FL
  • Tracey and Chris Latshaw, Melbourne, FL
  • Therese Nelson, Orlando, FL
  • The Bernitt family, North Branch, NY
  • Michelle and Steven Russell, Melbourne, FL
  • Dianne Mascarenes, Portland, OR
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marty Salsman, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • George N’Namdi, Detroit, MI
  • The Bush family , Havertown, PA
  • Al and Mara Loving, Kerhonksen, NY
  • Ray Grist , Brooklyn, NY
  • John Rizolli, Narrowsburg, NY
  • Sande Webster/James Brantley, Phila., PA
  • Patricia Lenahan, Jacksonville FL
  • Elsie Dresh, Atlanta, GA
  • Kevin Cole, Atlanta GA
  • Loretta Desvernine, Phila, PA
  • Lynn Recchuti, Phila, PA
  • James and Anita Dupree, Phila, PA

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Awards

  • 2015
  • Friends of Artists Equity Juror’s Prize
  • 2012
  • Friends of Artists Equity Award
  • Second Place in show, “Professional Artist 6
  • 2001
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
  • 1999
  • Craft Alliance Grant for New York State
  • 1991
  • Alumni Award, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Special Editions, Lower East Side Print Shop
  • 1988 – 87
  • Artist-in-Residence, Henry Street settlement, New York
  • 1987 – 86
  • Artist-in-Residence, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1985
  • Graduate with Honors, Parsons School of Design

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Commissions

  • 2008
  • Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, MI Faux interpretation of plaster relief ceiling
  • 2007
  • City of Chicago Police Department, 3 large wall hung relief sculptures in community room and hallway
  • 2003
  • 20 wall hung wood sculptures for John Wiley and Company, Hoboken, NJ
  • 2002
  • Small works for Deloitte and Touche to replace works destroyed on World Trade Center, NYC
  • 2000
  • Series of painted aluminum wall sculptures and design for terrazzo floor design for P.S. 28, Queens, New York. Commissioned by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and New York Board of Education.
  • 1999
  • Series of wall hung wood sculptures for Deloitte and Touche, Elkins Park, PA
  • 1990
  • Large mural on canvas and wall designs for Citibank, NA, New York

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Curatorial Experience

  • 2008
  • Body and Soul, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • In Context – the Language of Abstraction Continues, Henry St. Settlement
  • 2004
  • Compilation, Formation, Sensation, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, NY
  • 2003
  • Uncommon Threads, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • 2002
  • Out of the Woods, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • 1997
  • Stitches, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1996
  • Echo: a Show of Multiples, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1995
  • Perceptions/Reflections, Nutshell Gallery, Lake Huntington, New York
  • Fresh A.I.R. at 20, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • Catskill Connection (inaugural exhibition), Nutshell Gallery, Lake Huntington
  • 1989
  • Spirit Within, Henry Street Settlement, New York
  • 1987
  • Powerful Little Stuff, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York
  • 1986
  • Spring Collection, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York

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Related Experience

  • Member, Artists Equity Pennsylvania Chapte
  • Guest Lecturer, Sunshine Hall Free Library, Eldred, NY
  • Talk about my work, history and process
  • Guest Moderator, panel discussion on Language of Abstraction, Tribecca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY
  • Guest Lecturer, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the artistic relationship between husband (Charles Searles) and wife (Kathleen Spicer) 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, Nassau County Community College Art Forums, slide presentation, lecture and demonstration, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, Creative Center for People with Cancer, slide presentation and workshop, 2003
  • Currently: Self-employed part time
  • Muralist / faux finisher and decorative painter. Employ two part-time assistants.
  • Have hired students from Pratt Manhattan as interns that receive 3 credits per semester.
  • Maintained business (while continuing my own work) since 1989.
  • Mostly residential work, but also include public works including murals for:
    • PT’S Country Kitchen, Mount Kisco, NY
    • Citicorp, Na, New York
    • Doctors Cooper and Hochberg, New York
    • Doctor Sharon Eissner, Hicksville, New York
    • Children’s’ Blood Foundation at Cornell Hospital, New York
    • Global Pediatrics, New York
    • New York Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
    • Red Robin Restaurants, Sayerville, NJ and Hicksville, New York
    • Cinco De Mayo Restaurant, New York
    • Timber Town, New Haven, CT
  • 2003
  • Instructor, Creative Center for People with Cancer
  • Taught session (4 weeks) adults decorative painting and faux finishing.
  • Hands on experience on large boards and on walls.
  • 2002
  • Instructor, Creative Center for People with Cancer Session on making small wood sculptures.
  • 1985 – 1995
  • Teacher, Henry Street Settlement.
  • Taught all ages, kindergarten through senior citizen. Helped developed gallery program plans. Gallery docent for several years. Also taught at several lower east side schools. Developed art classes and art “gallery” in the halls of PS 63.
  • Developed and completed large murals in cafeteria with a group of 5th and 6th grade students over an eight week period.
  • Taught nature science through art and developed art gallery for student art at PS188 for 6 years. Also developed large scale murals with a group of students after school at PS 188.
  • 1993
  • Instructor at Bloomfield College, New Jersey. Taught art class and designed stage sets and props for the school’s Circus / Theater class.
  • 1989 – 1991
  • Teacher, YMHCA, 92nd Street, New York.
  • Taught painting and produced a teen magazine with group of students over course of two years. Also taught young children with their mothers.
  • 1987 – 1988
  • Teacher, Senior citizen class at Russel Sage High School, Queens.
  • Taught basic watercolor class.

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