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Metamorphosis

Glass and found natural object, 250x600x100mm
Photographer, Andrea Spencer

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Temporal Properties Study No. 2

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Lass and monofilament, 250x650x100mm.
Photographer, Andrea Spencer

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Temporal Properties Study No.3

Glass, mirror, monofilament, 450x300x650mm.
Photographer, Simon Bruntnell

glass/gloine

Andrea Spencer

Andrea Spencer works in two different formats. She produces colourful architectural glass pieces by commission for public and private buildings and spaces. She also makes smaller-scale sculptures and installations informed by elements of personal narrative. This work incorporates other materials like found objects, monofilaments and mirror. Her work is inspired by natural forms, specifically those that have been transformed or abstracted into culturally symbolic objects and images

Spencer’s practice is driven by an emphasis on the unique properties of glass.  Through the making process, she exploits its intrinsic qualities of transparency, fragility and fluidity.

Andrea Spencer graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993 with a BA in Architectural Glass.  She works at her studio in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

Collections

Gangtai Art Museum of Shanghai Gang Tai Cultural Development Co Ltd.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland 2004
North Lands Creative Glass
Numerous private collections

Selected Awards

2012
Art in Action Contemporary Glass Award, British Glass Biennale
2008, 2004 & 2003
Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2013
New Glass – Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria, UK
2012
Three x 3, Ards Art centre, Newtownards, Northern Ireland; Engine room Gallery, Belfast
Metamorphosis – a project between art and the natural sciences, PS2 gallery, Belfast
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, UK
Engaging with Glass, Traver Gallery Tacoma, WA, USA
Elements, Irish contemporary glass and ceramics, Shengling Gallery, Redtown Shanghai, China
2011
Contemporary Glass, Belfry arts centre, Norfolk, UK
Three x 3, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Engaging with glass, The Solstice arts centre Navan, Co. Meath
2010
Contemporary Glass, Belfry arts centre, Norfolk, UK
British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, UK
Three x 3, Craft Northern Ireland, Gallery, Belfast, Three x 3, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow
2009
Designers Makers, FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Royal Ulster Academy 128th Annual Exhibition, Northern Bank, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Anna Cheyne visual arts awards, Island arts centre, Lisburn, UK
Visions in Glass, Jerpoint Glass, Kilkenny
Glass echoes 2, The Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London, UK
2008
Royal Ulster Academy 127th Annual Exhibition, Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast
British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, UK
Window on Studio Glass, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland

Contact Details:

Andrea Spencer
42 The Oaks
Randalstown
Co. Antrim
BT41 3NE

T. +44 0 7751224855
E. andreaspencerglass@gmail.com
www.andreaspencerglass.com