Simone Spicer

Simone Spicer is a sculptor living and working just outside of Philadelphia.  She shows her work extensively in the Philadelphia and New York area.  Her education includes a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Simone is also an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.   Simone has taught art history and studio courses at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, and has taught studio classes at the Main Line Art Center and the Roxboro Art Center.  For over a decade she owned a decorative painting business creating murals and specialty paint finishes in Philadelphia homes and businesses.  Currently she is working exclusively in her home studio creating art in Wyncote, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, the Philadelphia Women’s Caucus for Art, and a member of the Philadelphia Rebirthing Community.

Simone Spicer's sculptures in trash comment on our culture's precarious relationship with the natural world.  She re-combines familiar objects, post consumer goods, in unexpected ways; playfully revealing the innocence of humanity, while addressing our dire need for collective awareness and vision for change. She has shown her recent works in trash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Seaport Museum and the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia.  Much of her work has been in partnership with other artist-activists to inform the public about climate change through events such as Art in The Open, Philadelphia.  Simone was recently a panelist at Flomenhaft Gallery in NY, NY with other artist-activists and Gavin Schmidt, Head Climatologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Institute, reporting on climate change, and addressing how artists are handling our predicament.