Simone Spicer’s education includes a BFA in sculpture in 1996 from the Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine, a full scholarship to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan Maine, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro which she received in 1988. Simone moved to Philadelphia shortly after graduating, and has been a resident since. She taught courses in sculpture, drawing, and art history for several years at Holy Family College in Philadelphia and also taught at various art centers in the region. In 1997 she formed a decorative painting business, Magpie Painting and Design Company, working in the Philadelphia area while raising her two children. Now she is in her studio full time for the first time since graduate school, and has a full exhibition schedule. Recent awards in 2011 include, ‘featured artist’, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the ‘Art After 5’ series, ‘featured artist’ in the December issue, National Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Philadelphia Chapter, ‘Award for Excellence’, New Hope Center for the Arts annual sculpture exhibit. Simone had a Solo exhibit in 2010 at Twenty Two Gallery in Philadelphia, and a Dual exhibit in 2011 at the Aliens Lane Art Center in Philadelphia.


Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse? (2012)

Simone Spicer


Pumped, 2011

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