Spencer Sweeney

American, b. 1973

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Spencer Sweeney

American, b. 1973

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The work of multimedia artist Spencer Sweeney channels the vivacity of New York’s downtown art and nightlife scene, in which the artist has played many roles including stints as the drummer of the art-rock band Actress, club owner, and DJ. Sweeney’s artistic output spans collaged paintings of bright cartoonish imagery to multimedia installations that—true to his background in the entertainment industry—create immersive leisure experiences for visitors. In 2010, Sweeney took over Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery by installing his own studio and living space, filling it with his paintings and sculptures, a project that culminated in the live performance of a rock opera in progress.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

The work of multimedia artist Spencer Sweeney channels the vivacity of New York’s downtown art and nightlife scene, in which the artist has played many roles including stints as the drummer of the art-rock band Actress, club owner, and DJ. Sweeney’s artistic output spans collaged paintings of bright cartoonish imagery to multimedia installations that—true to his background in the entertainment industry—create immersive leisure experiences for visitors. In 2010, Sweeney took over Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery by installing his own studio and living space, filling it with his paintings and sculptures, a project that culminated in the live performance of a rock opera in progress.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more