KATHRYN SPENCE

Winds Ground Hollow
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2012

Short Sharp Notes, Rolling or Churring Whistles, Clear Phrases
Mills College Art Museum, 2010 

Review, Renny Pritikin, Art Practical

Cloudless White
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2009

Selected Artwork, 2007-2009

Objects & Drawings
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2006

New Work
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2003

New Works
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2000

Selected Artwork, 1996-2000

Monographs

BIOGRAPHY

BORN
1963
Stuttgart, Germany

EDUCATION
1993
M.F.A., Mills College, Oakland, CA

1986
B.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Definite Tussock, Front Gallery, Houston, TX

2012
Winds Ground Hollow, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dirty and Clean, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2010
Short Sharp Notes, Rolliing or Churring Whistles, Clear Phrases, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2009
"Cloudless White," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
"Objects & Drawings," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
"Drawings," Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004
"Objects and Drawings," Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
"New Work," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
"Recent Works," Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2001
"Leavings," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

2000
"New Works," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
"Wild," The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

1997
"Pigeons," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
"Objects and Photographs," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Material World, Denver Art Museum
This Mess is a Place, Toynbee studios, East London, UK

2011
Ucross Fellows Retrospective Exhibition, Ucross, WY

2010
Myths of the Near Future, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY
Accumulation, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Ucross Foundation: 27 Years of Artist Residencies, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
A Child’s World, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2009
Out of Bounds: Art from the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
"Natural Blunders," de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
"(un)natural," diRosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Gridspace, Brooklyn, NY

2008
"Birdwatch," Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
"Whole Parts," Sam Francis Gallery Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA

2007
"Scale," Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
CCA Centennial: Alumni and Faculty at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
CCA Faculty Centennial Exhibition: 100 Years of Artists Teaching Artists Sept 5-21 Oliver Art Center Oakland, CA
"Thread," Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2006
"Beast," Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas

2005
"48th Corcoran Biennial," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
"Terra Firma," Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
"Rrose Sélavy," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
"Live Forever or Die Trying: Manic Abstract Painting Now," Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"For the Birds," Artspace, New Haven, CT
"What's Doin," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Hard Candy," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
"Animal Instincts," Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, CA
"Three Squares," Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

2003
"LA International", Los Angeles, CA
"The Not-So-Still-Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture," San Jose Museum of Art,
CA
"Animality," Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin City, New Zealand
"Not So Cute & Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art," Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State Univeristy, Wichita, Kansas

2002
"Transcending Envy, Awe, and Loathing, (The Bird Show)," Sonoma State University, CA
"The Miniature Show," Graystone, San Francisco, CA

2001
"Wonderland," Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
"Collecting Our Thoughts: The Community Responds to the Permanent Collection," San Jose Museum of Art

2000
"Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
"Bestiary," Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
"The Munchie Munchie," DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Houston, TX
"Symbols of Survival," Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (continued)

1999
"Skin-Deep: Surface and Appearance in Contemporary Art," The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
"1999 Biennial Exhibition," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
"Meaning and Message: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection," The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
"Growing Up Post Modern," University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1998
"Art from Around the Bay: Recent Acquisitions," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"Animal as Museum," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
"Outside/Inside," Transamerica Pyramid Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
"Present Tense: Nine Artists in the Nineties," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"Bay Area Now," Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
"Eureka Fellowship Awards," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
"Committee's Choice", Society for Contemporary Photography," Kansas City, MO

1995
"Bay Area Awards Show," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1994
"Next To Nothing," Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
"Invitational Show," 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"2nd Annual Juried Show," Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

1993
"M.F.A. Exhibition," Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1992
"I Remember" Invitational Show, 303 Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA

AWARDS

2013
Winter Resident, Djerassi, Woodside, CA

2010
Winter Resident, Djerassi, Woodside, CA
Artist in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2008
Artist in Residence, Djerassi, Woodside CA
The Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship

2005
'Anonymous Was A Woman' Grant

2002
Art Council Award

1998
Artist-in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA
Arts Achievement Award, San Francisco Magazine
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award

1996
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation

1995
Honorarium, Bay Area Awards Show, New Langton Arts

1993
Jay De Feo Award, Mills College
Juror's Award, B.A.C. Juried Exhibition

1992
Cadogen Scholarship, San Francisco Foundation
Trefethen Award, Mills College

1986
Eve Drewelowe Painting Award, University of Colorado
Juror's Award, N.C.A.R. Painting Show

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Birmingham Museum of Art
Denver Art Museum
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Microsoft Art Collection
Mills College Art Museum
Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis
Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Jose Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art