Nancy Spero (1926 – 2009) was an American visual artist and leading figure of the feminist art movement of the sixties. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Spero lived for much of her life in New York City. In her paintings she dealt with female sexuality, suffering, the horrors of war, depicting pagan goddesses, Celtic fertility figures, and Amazon warriors.

Nancy Spero, photo by Abe Frajndlich
Nancy Spero
Cleveland, Ohio, 1926

Past Exhibitions

Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror

Museo Tamayo
06/10/2018 — 17/02/2019

Resident Alien. The Marin Karmitz Collection

La Maison Rouge
15/10/2017 — 21/01/2018

Self Proliferation

Girls’ Club Collection
12/11/2015 — 12/09/2016

Slip of the Tongue

Punta della Dogana
12/04/2015 — 10/01/2016

Solo Shows

Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Maypole: Take No Prisoners, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

Group Shows

The Female Emperor, Alpha 137 Gallery
Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Everything is Politics, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Art in the Open, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, USA


Feminist Feminine, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
toute seule, Gazelli Art House, London
Group Exhibition: 40 Years, Part 3: Political, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA


REVUE 25, Christine König Galerie, Vienna

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Cleveland, Ohio Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1926