web analytics

Corinna Spencer

    The representation of women in historical settings
    both remembered and long forgotten, real and fictional,
    their loves, lives, obsessions and deaths are central to my work.

c.v.

Coventry University
M.A Fine Art painting 2006-2008
B.A Fine Art painting 1993-1996
Maidstone KIAD 1992-1993

solo shows

Strange And Romantic, Exeter Phoenix, Cafe gallery, 12 May – 1 July 2017
Portrait Of A Lady, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, 19 September 2015 – 17 January 2016
Mourning Portraits, Automatic Sweat, Salon, L.A, 10 October – 7 November, 2015
The State She’s In, The fishbone Gallery, Coventry 17th jan – 28th Feb 2009

curated

Home Time, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 12 March 2016
Lucy In The Sky, Transition Gallery, London, 5 June – 5 July 2015
The Dream Machine, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
Tainted Love, Down Stairs Gallery, Herefordshire, 23 Sep – 18 Nov 2012
Tainted Love, Meter Room, Coventry, 8 June – 8 July 2012
Tainted Love, Transition Gallery, London, 4-27 May 2012
Tainted Love, awarded ACE grants for the arts & Coventry City Council small arts grant, May – Nov 2012

awards

Solo show award, Nottingham Castle open, 2014
ACE grants for the arts, 2012
Coventry City Council small arts grant, 2012

selected group shows

2017
Connect/Disconnect, Watch This Space Gallery, Point Theatre, Eastleigh, 15 September 2017 – 8 January 2018
Mardi Gras Requiem, Project Space Plus, Lincoln, 19 – 28 July, 2017
Plymouth Contemporary 2017 15 July – 2 September, 2017
Classical Corrosive, Century Club, Soho, London, 22 April – 30 July, 2017,
What Is This Place?, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, 22 April – 15 July, 2017
2016
The Chestnut Appeal Auction, Exeter Phoenix, 10 November, 2016.
Bankley Open, Bankley Studios And Gallery, Manchester, 8 – 22 October, 2016
Cruel and Tender, Vacuous at Studio One Galley, London, 25th August – 11th September, 2016
Anthology 2016, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 5 August – 20 August 2016
Paint Her To Your Own Mind, The Lawrence Stern Trust, Shandy Hall, York, 10 July – 30 September, 2016
Europa, Transition Gallery ShopSpace, London, 14-25 June, 2016
Écriture Féminine, Edgar Modern, Bath, 21 February – 6 March 2016
Home Time, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 12 March 2016
The Names, Transition Gallery, London, 16 January – 6 February 2016
2015
The Names, Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair, London, 16 – 18 October 2015
Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 10 September – 10 October 2015
Salon 7, The Old Lock Up Studio, Darbyshire, 12 September, 2015
Lucy In The Sky, Transition Gallery, London, 5 June – 5 July 2015
Heads, Yellow Gallery, Varese, Italy, 17 May – 21 June 2015
Sex Shop, Part II, Transition Gallery, London, 15 – 29 March 2015
The Auction Of Desire, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 5 March 2015
2014
(detail), The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 19 December 2014 – 19 April 2015
Sluice, The Hospital Club, London, 18 December 2014- 31 January 2015
Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham, 13 December 2014 –18 January 2015.
Bankley Open, Bankley Studios, Manchester, 10 – 26 Oct, 2014
(detail), Transition Gallery London, 30 September – 12 October 2014
Sex Shop, Folkestone Fringe, Folkestone Triennial, 30th August – 4th October 2014
(detail), H Gallery, Bangkok, 5 June – 6 July 2014
PS Mirabel Open, Manchester, 14 June – 26 July 2014
2013
Atomic, Transition gallery at 60 Ravenscourt Road, London, 8-15 December 2013
Dr WHO, An exhibition in time and project space, Westgate Studios, Wakefield, 27 Nov – 15 Dec 2013
Easel Painting, A Welsh Pavilion, Mermaid & Monster at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
The Dream Machine, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
Ornament, Transition at Huntergather, London, 15 Oct – 24 Nov 2013
Notorious, Theodore:Art, NYC, 22 June – 4 August 2013
#Tweetart at Hannah Festival, Leeds, 12th-16th June 2013
Co-Respondent, Transition Gallery, London, 16 Feb – 3 March 2013
2012
Crash Open Salon 2012, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 12 Dec 2012 – 12 Jan 2013
ZAP Open 2012, London, 17 Nov – 1 Dec 2012
Sluice 2012 Exhibition and Auction, London, 22-24 Oct 2012
Transition at Bibliotheque, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 9 August – 15 – September 2012
Tainted Love, Down Stairs Gallery, Herefordshire, 23 Sep – 18 Nov 2012
Tainted Love, Meter Room, Coventry, 8 June – 8 July 2012
Tainted Love, Transition Gallery, London, 4-27 May 2012
Tainted Love, awarded ACE grants for the arts & Coventry City Council small arts grant, May – Nov 2012
Tweetart, Westgate Studios, Wakefield January – November 2012
Collectible, Zeitgeist Project Space, London, 18-28 April 2012
Fan Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London, 5 April – 27 May 2012
Curious Pursuits, The Portico, Manchester, 2-29 February 2012
2011
Strip, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 15-16 October 2011
Pulp Fictions, Transition, London, 3-25 September 2011
Bad Art Salon, Vintage London July 2011
Morph Plinth (travelling exhibit), inaugural exhibition, June 2011
2010
Here Today, The Outside World Gallery, London, 2nd – 8th December 2010
Art blitz, Transition, London, 25-27 November 2010
Rhizomatic, Departure, London, 1st October – 12th November 2010
Bad Art Salon, Vintage Goodwood, 13-15 August 2010
Alien art Trail, Latitude Festival, July 2010
Artrix Open Bromsgrove, 6 May-13 June 2010
HAND JOY C4RD, London 28 April-28 May 2010
2009
Bodies on the Edge Coventry. May 2009
2008
The Lock Gallery Coventry, Nov-Dec 2008
idio – Coventry university, Fine Art, Craft and Media Arts MA Show – 2008
Interim – Coventry University, Lanchester Gallery – 2008
In Progress – Coventry University M.A Show – 2007
International student print exhibition – 1997
High Art – Coventry School of Art Degree show 1996

publications

Drawing The Limerence by Lyn Willmott
What They Didn’t Teach You In Art School by Rosalind Davies and Annabel Tilley
(detail) by Andrew Bracey
Garageland Magazine 17: Society
Garageland Magazine 16: Machines
Garageland Magazine 15: Collaboration
Garageland Magazine 13: Paint
Garageland Magazine 12: Fake
The Reside Residency August 2011-February 2012
Garageland Magazine Reviews

collections

Century, Soho
V&A – artists books
Private collections UK and internationally

interviews

Curator at Century Soho, Leo Babsky interviews Corinna Spencer, July 2017

1000 Portraits on Writing In Relation, July 2015

The Unguarded Emotion on Writing In Relation.

Axisweb artist of the month, October 2013

Insider Scoop: Interview with Corinna Spencer of Transition Gallery. On Whats Hot UK.

Artists and collaboration: ‘Delicate negotiations were most enjoyable part’ on A-N

‘The Gift’ on The Aesthetic Trust

‘Painted Love’ on Culture 24

press

Portrait Of A Lady at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery on Criticismism, by Mark Sheerin.

Corinna Spencer by Mark Sheerin on Degenerate Art Stream

Arrow to the Heart – Corinna Spencer & Andrea Hannon. Co-Respondent at Transition Gallery – Part 3 by Sarah Cleaver, Garageland Blog.

Rhizomatic on Criticismism

Eroticism In Islington on Art Pie

‘Different styles provoke similar theme of change’Coventry Evening Telegraph 30.1.09