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 Buzz Spector  (1948 - )

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: conceptual, sculptor-installation

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1978 M.F.A., Committee on Art and Design, University of Chicago
1972 B. A. in Art, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

1999 University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
1998 Cristinerose Gallery, New York
Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington DC
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1997 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington DC
1995 Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Unpacking my Library," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
(installation), Cleveland, OH
1994 "Unpacking my Library," San Diego State University Art Gallery
(installation), Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1993 Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
1992 "Bibliography," Fisher Gallery, University of Southern
California, Los Angeles (installation), CA
Fiction/nonfiction, New York
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999 "HYPERsalon: prints and multiples," Emerson Gallery, McLean
Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
"The Art of the Book," Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
"The Other Book," curated by Timothy Smith for the Art Gallery,
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH*
"Disorienting Signs," curated by Pablo Helguera for Leonora
Vega Gallery, New York, NY*
"The Art of Reading: Books and Non-Books," Institute of
Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
"Bookish," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL*
"Sarah Krepp and Buzz Spector," Betty Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
"Buzz Spector / Timothy van Laar," Dynamite Gallery Project, Grand
Rapids, MI
1997 "Unbound: art in bookform/book as artform," Herron Gallery,
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1996 "Art in Chicago: 1945-1995," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago *
"Large Drawings and Objects," Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK *
1995 "On Beyond the Book," Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO *
"Biblio Vertigo," curated by Brock Lueck and Michael Piazza, Northern
Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL *
1994 "Desire in Time, Time as Intimacy," University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum *
"Psychic Borders," Tyler Galleries, Temple University, Philadelphia
1993 "Like a Body Without a Shadow," curated by Christopher French,
Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington DC
"Beyond the Written Word," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,
San Jose, CA
1992 "Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art," University Art Museum,
University of California, Santa Barbara
(*-catalogue available)

2000 Charmelo, Julie. Blink: Interventions in the Salon (exh. Cat.),
Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago: 9 (illus.)
Wiens, Ann. "Bookish: Chicago Cultural Center," Dialogue, vol. 23,
no.1, January / February 2000: 19.

1999 Huisman, Holly. "Clarity and Distortion," The Paper, Grand
Rapids, MI, November 11, 1999: 18.
Estep, Jan, Kartofel, Graciela, and Vega, Leonora. Disorienting Signs
(exh. cat.), New York, NY, Leonora Vega Gallery: 16 pages plus cover (illus.)
Hubert, Renee Riese and Hubert, Judd. The Cutting Edge of Reading:
Artists' Books, New York: Granary Books, Inc., 1999: 11,47,71,83,87,89,92.
Eisler, Colin. "Author, Author!" Art on Paper, Vol. 3, no.3
(January-February 1999): 41-43 (illus.).

1998 Ryan, Dinah. "Buzz Spector: Authors," Art Papers, November-December 1998: 47. Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist's Book Beat," Art on Paper, Vol. 2, no.6
(July-August 1998): 50.
Carducci, Vincent. "Buzz Spector at Cranbrook Art Museum," New Art
Examiner, Vol. 25 no. 10 (July-August 1998): 63-64 (illus.)
Cohen, Keri Guten. "An inside look at the Cranbrook vision," Detroit
Free Press, March 22, 1998:E7 (illus.)
Protzman, Ferdinand. "Buzz Spector at Marsha Mateyka Gallery,"
Washington Post, March 19, 1998: D7

1997 Marcoci, Roxana, Murphy, Diana, and Sinaiko, Eve, eds., New Art,
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997: 120-121 (Illus.)
Vine, Richard. "Where the Wild Things Were," Art in America, Vol. 85
no.5 (May 1997): 98-111

1996 Drucker, Johanna, "Static Object, Dynamic Form," Sculpture,
Volume 15 no. 9 (November 1996): 20-25 (illus.).
Feldman, Edmund Burke. "Buzz Spector," Large Drawings and Objects
(Exh. Cat.) Arkansas Arts Center, Little Roock, AK: 50-51 (illus.).
Yood, James. "Buzz Spector at Roy Boyd Gallery," Artforum, Volume
XXXIV, no.8 (April 1996): 106 (illus.).
Swartz, Mark. "Independent Labels: Marcel Broodthaers and Buzz
Specter," Chicago Reader, January 5, 1996: Section 1, 24-25.
Kugelman, Kerry. "Buzz Spector at Angles, "Art Issues, Number 41
(January-February 1996): 45 (illus.).

1995 Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists' Books, Granary Books,
New York, 1995: 13, 118-19 (illus.).
Yard, Sally. "Tagged Turf in the Public Sphere, " essay in inSite94
(exh. cat.), Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA:46,146 (illus.).

1994 Carley, Michal-Ann. Desire in Time, Time as Intimacy (exh. cat.),
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum: n.p.
Munoz, Neva Lindburg, and Spector, Buzz. Interview, Contemporary
Impressions, Volume 2, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 18-20.

1993 Pagel, David, and Spector Buzz. Interview, Bomb, Summer 1993, no.
XXXIV: 8-11.
Upshaw, Reagan. "Buzz Spector at fiction/nonfiction and Laurence
Art In America, Vol. 81, no. 3 (March 1993): 112-113.

1992 Kandel, Susan, "LAX: L.A. Is Written All Over It," Los Angeles
Times, December 10, 1992: F1, F8-F9.
Hess, Elizabeth, "Freud on Ice," Village Voice, December 1, 1992: 53.

1995 The Book Maker's Desire, selected critical essays, published by
Umbrella Editions, Santa Monica, CA.

1991 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Arts
1985 Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Arts
1982 Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Arts

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Public Library
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Dickson Art Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Mills College Library, Oakland, CA
Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Archive Collection, New York
Getty Research Institute Library, Santa Monica, CA
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Orange County Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, FL
University of California-Santa Barbara, Library Special Collections

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