Jeanette Spicer

Jeanette Spicer works in photography and video to explore intimacy, the lesbian gaze, and the body’s analogous nature to space, and objects. Spicer has been awarded a number of residencies in the US and Europe, including Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, and Benaco Arte in Italy. Spicer’s first monograph, ‘Sea(see)’ was published in 2018 by Kris Graves Projects. She has shown work globally, and her work has been published in The New York Times, NYCgo, New Yorker, and DAZED among others. Spicer is a co-editor of WMN, a dyke publication of art and writing, made by marginalized lesbian communities. She currently teaches at The International Center of Photography, and School of Visual Art.


By fragmenting the body, Spicer (re)creates spontaneous representations of intimacy, desire and relationships between non-heterosexual women.


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