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Corinna Spencer

The Seventh View

C24 Gallery

30 January – 23 April 2020

560 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

ING Discerning Eye 2019

14-24 November
ING Discerning Eye 2019
Mall Galleries
London SW1


Mostyn 21

13 July – 27 October

David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Making A Mark

The Wellington Club, London

Selected by curator Leo Babsky


That Art Gallery
17 Christmas Steps


Brenda Magazine, issue 2 out now.

Lovely Creatures

7 September – 29 September 2018
That Art Gallery

SFSA Drawing Open 2018

No Format Gallery
Arch 29, Rolt Street
Deptford, London
Preview Thursday 24th May 2018 6-9pm

You Are Here

2 March – 6 April 2018
Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Face To Face

Paint A Vulgar Picture

Studio One Gallery
Sluice_ Biennial 2017
30 September–3 October
Hackney Central

vulgar (adjective)

1. lacking sophistication or good taste. Gross, ostentatious, flamboyant, flashy, gaudy, kitsch, brash, loud, harsh.
2. making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily functions; coarse and rude. Indecent, offensive, distasteful, risqué, suggestive, bawdy, obscene, lewd, salacious, sordid, smutty, filthy, pornographic, scatological.
3. (dated) characteristic of or belonging to ordinary people. Origin: late Middle English: from Latin vulgaris, from vulgus ‘common people’ … ‘in ordinary use, used by the people’.
(Oxford English Dictionary)

Studio One Gallery presents Paint a Vulgar Picture: a visual celebration of the rude, the crude, the sordid and smutty. A cornucopia of the inglorious and humble, the common or garden, everyday and everybody. Curated by Charlie and Tori Day, painters and managers of Studio One Gallery, an artist-run space located in Collective Studios, an ACAVA studio complex in South West London.

Of course, you don’t have to paint to ‘paint a picture’, even a vulgar one. Our selection of artists includes Dominic from Luton, who can paint a thousand words with an image of his dad’s pants drying on a radiator, or with a performance as Margaret Thatcher in a wheelchair! A newly published monograph on Dominic’s practice will be available.
Some of our painters have made their reputations with paintings that include the very rude, or just ever so slightly crude. Corinna Spencer cemented her reputation with her installation Portrait of a Lady at Nottingham Castle (2015–2016), in fact it was 1000 portraits of a lady!

Ian Healy is an Irish artist whose work we have been following for a while now – he has recently been selected for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize at the Mall Galleries, Pop at the Herrick Gallery, and Painting [Now] at Studio One.

Gus Watcham is a writer, performer, poet and painter. Her paintings offer a fresh look at the overlooked, a falling dishcloth, a disembodied kilt, all dashed off in a great ‘Bad’ Painting style.


15 September 2017 – 24 March 2018
Watch This Space Gallery
The Point
Leigh Road
SO50 9DE

Artists: Corinna Spencer / Cathy Lomax / David Hancock / Mike Bartlett / Sarah Jeffries / Team Beswick & Pye.
Curated by Sarah Jeffries

With the political world rapidly changing around us, how do we, as a connected society, deal with relentless negative news? Is digesting all the uncertainty and harshness good for us or should we disconnect? Eight artists explore ideas of visual psychological space in relation to our modern way of living.

Above: Corinna Spencer, His Mind And/Or The World Are Crazy, 2017. Hamlet, 2017

Mardi Gras Requiem Auction

This is an online auction of artworks to raise money for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. Please view the artworks and make a bid. Bidding is open until 11:59pm on 28th July 2017.

An exhibition of the works is on at Project Space Plus gallery in Lincoln from 19th – 28th July where the works can be viewed in person.

Bellow: Corinna Spencer, The Bedroom, 2012, oil on found post card. Bid HERE.

Classical Corrosive

22 April – Now extended throughout July 2017
Private View – Sat 29 April, 5-8pm (RSVP essential)
Century Club, Soho

Plymouth Contemporary

15 July – 2 September 2017
Peninsula Art Gallery & Karst

Martin Darbyshire / Georgie Grace / James Hardy / Colin Higginson / Paul Jex / Liam Jolly / James Lee / Johnathan Martin / Kes Richardson / Emily Rosamond / Marcy Saude
Daniel Small / Corinna Spencer / Joan Stack / Noako Takahashi / David Theobald / Jennet Thomas / Dominic Watson / Reginald S. Aloysius / Andreea Anghel / Back in Five Minutes Squad / Jolanta Basova / Joanna Brinton / Callum Caplan / Dallas Collins / Serial Composition / Martyn Cross / Thomas Goddard / Naomi Frears / Helen Anna Flanagan / Keiken / Marcus Lanyon / Jenny Mellings / Charlotte Mortensson / Eva Nielsen / Sara Rees / Lorraine Robbins / Ben Rowe / Irmina Rusicka / Carly Seller / Kazuya Tsuji / Liam Symes, Plymouth Young Contemporary Winner

Strange And Romantic

12 May – 1 July, 2017
Exeter Phoenix
Cafe Bar Gallery

Spencer is influenced by the representation of women in historical settings, their stories, loves and loses. Here, she presents a new collection of female portraits, which are small in scale but large in number.

The exhibition includes 1000 small portraits of imaginary women, which are presented alongside the artist’s response to portraits of women found at the National Trust’s Killerton House, on the outskirts of Exeter.

The title, Strange And Romantic, refers to Anne Acland’s description* of the life of Harriet Fox Strangeways (1750-1815) a portrait of whom hangs at Killerton House, painted by Joshua Reynolds at the time of her marriage to John Dyke Acland. Lady Acland was known for accompanying her husband and then caring for him while captured during the American war of independence.

Together these paintings reflect the women who have been associated with historical buildings, those who are remembered and those who are long forgotten and Spencer’s ongoing engagement with historical properties.

*Killerton by Anne Acland, Published by The national Trust, 1995

What Is This Place?

22 April – 15 July 2017
Newlyn Art Gallery
New Road
TR18 5PZ

The paintings in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, the works are a way for the artist to work through ideas. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing thoughts and ideas. Some of the artists have been drawn to a particular location, repeatedly, to better understand it. For others, it’s the social and political landscape of the world today they are questioning. Memory, and its varied versions of truth, often acts as a source or starting point. From the commonplace to the cosmic, the eight artists in this exhibition are questioning with paint, what is this place?

Artists taking part include: Sam Bassett / Romi Behrens / Gordon Dalton / Freya Douglas-Morris / Danny Fox / Ben Sanderson / Corinna Spencer / Lucy Stein

Moving Histories

Yvette Gresle has interviewed me about my work for Moving Histories, read the full interview here.