CURRICULUM VITAE

(Abbreviated)

Education:

1966 M.F.A., Pratt Institute, New York (Graduated 4.0 GPA)

1964 Graduated Skidmore College (Periclean Society), B.Sc. in Art

1961 Attended New York University (Studied Art History with Professor H.W. Jansen)

1960 Attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1960 Graduated Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY (Honors)

1994 Mentored by Sylvia Wolfe Ipsen, past President of the Appraisers Association of

America in Appraisal Science.

Selected Honors and Awards:

2010 Included in book Jamaican Art, LMH Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica

2008 Included in book Miami Contemporary Artists, Schiffler Publishers

2005 100 Florida Power Players Award, Florida International Magazine

2004 Merrill Lynch sponsored artist, OMNIART, City of Miami for Art Basel

2003 Merrill Lynch sponsored artist/curator, Amigos, during Art Basel (with Robert Miller Gallery)

2002 Merrill Lynch sponsored exhibition and lecture on The Shekkinah Scrolls

2001 Tiger Tail Foundation, Artist’s Access Grant

2000-2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Sponsorship for The Shekkinah Scrolls

1998 Included in book Modern Jamaican Art, Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica

1997 New York Foundation for the Arts Sponsorship for Godessy

1989 Bronze Medal, Government of Jamaica

1983 Silver Medal, Government of Jamaica

1964 Brooklyn Museum Fellowship

Teaching Experience:

2009-present Painting Instructor, Sanaa Studios, Kingston, Jamaica

2007 – 2009 Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts, Miami International University of Art & Design

2003 – 2007 Adjunct Professor in Painting & Figure Drawing, DASH (Design & Arch. Sr. High)

as part of the Dual Enrolment Program, Miami Dade College

2002 – 2005 Lecturer on Caribbean Art History, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2001 – 2009 Adjunct faculty and course author, Caribbean Art History, FIU, Miami, FL

2001 – 2003 Adjunct faculty Painting, FIU, Miami, FL

1980 – 1983 Art teacher, Jamaica School of Art, Kingston, Jamaica

1975 – 1977 Lecturer on Design, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

1971 – 1975 Art Teacher, Hillel Academy, Kingston, Jamaica

1966 – 1969 Art Lecturer, Hunter College, New York City, NY

1965 – 1966 Student Teacher, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Professional Experience:

2014       Co-Curator with Dr. Carol Damian, Central American Art for Fundacion Rozas Botran  of Guatemala at Northern Trust Bank, Miami, FL

2014       Curatorial Advisor, Caribbean Crossroads, exhibition the Perez Art Museum, Miami

2012 – 2013 Chair, Exhibitions Committee, National Gallery of Jamaica

2012 – present Member, Board of Directors, The National Gallery of Jamaica

2010 Project coordinator for revised edition of Jamaican Art book for LMH Publishers

2007-2008 Member, Selections Committee, Art Maim Art Fair

2005-2007 Lecturer on Caribbean Art, The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

2007 Curator and panel convener, “Caribbean Crosscurrents”, Art Miami, Miami, Florida

2006–present Principal Art Advisor, Frank and Bebita Mestre Collection of Caribbean Art, Miami, FL

2006 Convener, Photography Panel Discussion, Art Miami, Miami, Florida

2005 Artistic Director, OMNIART 3, for the City of Miami for Art Basel

2005 Curator, OMNIART 2, for Art Miami

2004-present Executive Director, The Miart Foundation

2004 General Curator (with Carol Damian), OMNIART for the City of Miami for Art Basel

2003 Curator & Coordinator, Amigos exhibition, Wynwood, Miami (w/ Robert Miller Gallery)

2003 – 2005 Member, Education Committee, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2003-2009 Director/Curator, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, FL.

1994 – 1998 Member, Appraiser’s Association of America as a Qualified Appraiser

1989 – 2009 Chairman and Art Advisor, Chelsea Galleries, Kingston, Jamaica: curated and installed over 100 exhibitions of Caribbean and International Art

1980 –1982 Board of Directors, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

1974 – Present Director of Contract Interiors/Color Consultant, Eran Spiro and Associates

Selected Writings and Publications:

1997 – 2002 Caribbean Art Correspondent, Skywritings, Air Jamaica

1994 Contributing Writer on Caribbean Art, BIWI in-flight magazine

1992 – 1997 Caribbean Art Correspondent, Caribbean Week newspaper, Barbados

1991 – 1997 Contributing Writer on the art market, Jamaica Money Index

1985 Founded Arts Jamaica Magazine

1975 – 1995 Art and Design writer for The Daily Gleaner, The Jamaica Daily News,Co- Jamaica Herald

Public Commissions:

2004 – 2005 Co-Curator and Producer of OMNIART for Art Basel 2004 and Art Miami 2005 commissioned by the City of Miami’s Community Redevelopment Agency and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Art and

Entertainment

2004 Paint The Town, a downtown Master Plan/large scale urban intervention for the Miami Dade Empowerment Trust and the Community Redevelopment Agency (with Eran Spiro)

1997 Norman Washington Manley Monument Design, Airports Authority of Jamaica

Selected Media: ABC, PBS, WDNA, ARTnews, Art in America, Time, Newsweek, Washington Times,

The New York Times, New York Post, Vogue, Bazaar, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami New Times, Street Weekly, Urbana Magazine, Florida International Magazine, more.

Included in the book Miami Contemporary Artist, Schiffler Publishing, 2008, Paul Clemence & Julie Davidow. Included in the book Modern Jamaica Art by Ian Randal Publishers and Jamaican Art by LMH Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

TINA SPIRO: C.V.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 “Homage to Jamaica” French Embassy Residence, Kingston, Jamaica

2014 “Tina Spiro: Selected Works,” Ricart Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami. FL

2011 “On the Edge of Light” Maor Gallery, Miami, Florida (for Art Basel)

2010 “Into the Light” (with Paul Stoppi), Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

2010 Jamaica Sojourne, WDNA Gallery, Miami, FL

2005 Mayaimi, OMNIART-Miami for Art Basel

2005 Paint the Town, OMNIART-Miami for Art Miami

2004 Paint the Town, OMNIART-Miami for Art Basel

2003 Dibujos de Luz, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, Fl.

2002 Godessy, part of “Amigos”, World Arts Building, for Art Basel, Miami, Florida

2001 The Shekkinah Scrolls and Tabernacle Preview, DACRA, Miami

2001 The Shekkinah Scrolls, Alpert JCC, Long Beach, California

2000 The Shekkinah Scrolls Preview, The Madonna Building (DACRA), Miami, Fl.

1997 Chelsea Galleries, Kingston, Jamaica

1992 Chelsea Galleries, Kingston, Jamaica

1981 John Peartree Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

1977 Bolivar Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

1973 John Peartree Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

 

SELECTED MAJOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Jamaica Biennal, National Gallery of Jamaica (invited artist)

2015 Beijing Biennal, National Museum of China

2014  Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica

2014  Surrealism, LuminarteGallery, Dallas, Texas

2013  Fantastic Realism, LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2013 EARTH WIND FIRE, with Laura Facey and Jennifer Cukier, Tryall Club, Montego Bay, JA

2012 Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica

2012 Beijing Biennale, National Museum of China

2011 Imaginary Realities, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

2010 Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

2010 Beijing Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing, representing Jamaica

2008 Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

2008 eARTh/Anima; Chelsea Galleria (with Fernando Calzadilla), Miami, FL

2008 eARTh/Terra; Chelsea Galleria, Miami FL

2007 “Barely Legal”, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, FL

2006 “20/20”, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, Florida

2006 “Miami In Transition” The Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2005 “Project Creo”, The Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

2005 OMNIART 2, Downtown Miami, Florida; Paint The Town

2004 OMNIART, Downtown Miami, Florida; Paint The Town

2004 Chelsea Galleria, Miami, Florida; Dibujos De Luz

2003 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida; All Florida

2003 Westwood Gallery, New York, NY; The Physics of Spirituality

2003 Exit Art, New York; Biennial; Reconstruction

2002 Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica

2002 Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida; No Show

2002 FIU Case Center, University Park, Miami, Florida; Faculty Exhibition

2000 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, New York; Younger Artists

2000 Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Florida; Collector’s Collect

1999 Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, Coral Gables, Florida; New Caribbean Masters

1977 Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY; Women’s Art

1997 Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Caribbean Painting Biennial

1996 Stendhal Gallery, New York, New York, Red and Black

1995 Jorge M. Sori, Miami, Florida, Group Exhibition

1995 National Gallery of Jamaica; New Acquisitions

1994 Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba; Fifth Wilfredo Lam Bienal

1994 National Gallery of Jamaica; Arawak Vibrations

1993 Stendhal Gallery, New York, New York; Red and Black

1992 Long Island University, New York; Jamaica to Brooklyn 1992

1992 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1991 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1990 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1990 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Alumni Invitational

1989 United States Embassy, Kingston, Jamaica; American Women’s Group

1989 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1988 United States Embassy, Kingston, Jamaica; Curator, Masterpieces of Jamaican Art

1988 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1987 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1986 The Historical Museum of Florida

1986 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1985 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1984 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1983-85 Smithsonian Institute (SITES touring exhibition); Jamaican Art 1922-1982

1983 Newhouse Gallery, Staten Island, New York; 12 Women Artists

1983 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1982 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1981 National Gallery of Jamaica, Theme and Variation

1981 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1981 Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica, Women’s Art

1980 Womanart Gallery, New York, New York; Surrealism

1980 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1979 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1978 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1979 Lehigh University Museum, Pennsylvania; Revival of Realism

1977-96 National Gallery of Jamaica, Annual National Exhibition

1976 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Women Sculptors

1970 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Contemporary Women Artists

1966 Jewish Museum, New York, New York; Primary Structures

1966 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 7 Sculptors

1966 World House Gallery, New York, New York; Sculpture from All Directions

1965 Castagno Gallery, New York, New York

1964 The World’s Fair, Flushing, New York