SPENCER SWEENEY

October 23 – November 5 2020

Spencer Sweeney born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.



Sweeney’s work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions, including, ‘Smalls,’ at Gagosian Gallery in Paris, France (2019); ‘The Pastels,’ at The Modern Institute Aird's Lane Bricks Space in Glasgow, United Kingdom (2019); ‘Bustes de Femmes: Paris 10th Anniversary,’ at Gagosian Gallery in Paris, France (2020); ‘Hommage à Rainer Werner Fassbinder,’ at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, Germay (2020); ‘Everything Is Personal,’ at TRAMPS in New York, New York (2020); ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show,’ at The Hole x UTA Artist Space in New York, New York (2019); ‘Darren Bader 'more or less' with Anca Munteanu Rimnic, Michael E. Smith, and a cast of thousands,’ at Sadie Coles in London, United Kingdom (2018); ‘Spencer Sweeney: Self-Portraits,’ at Gagosian Gallery in New York, New York (2018); ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany (2017); ‘The Grey Leg,’ at Cahiers d'Art in Paris, France (2016); ‘IOWA,’ at Galerie Bernard Ceysson in Paris, France (2016); ‘Outside’ curated by Matthew Higgs at KARMA in Amagansett, New York (2016); ‘Goulding the Lolly’ curated by Brian Belott at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York, New York (2016); ‘The Great Figure,’ at The Journal Gallery in New York, New York (2016); ‘Painter's Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz,’ at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (2016); ‘Spencer Sweeney,’ at KARMA in New York, New York (2015); ‘Wake Up and Make Love,’ at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York, New York (2015); ‘SHE,’ at C L E A R I N G in Brussels, Belgium (2014); and ‘Monads and Party Paintings,’ at The Modern Institute in Glasgow, United Kingdom (2014).

           

Ever resistant to categorization Sweeney draws inspiration from his lived experience and persona as a vital presence in the New York cultural scene. Sweeney’s idiosyncratic talent enables him to traverse a multiplicity of styles and modes - working within, visual art, music and performance. Indeed, in Sweeney’s practice we witness an immutable desire to celebrate art’s function in life and the world’s potential as a receptive, unrestrictive - creative space.



Spencer Sweeney lives and works in New York, New York.