Title: Laundered Letters
Medium: Computer scan (from slide) of hand tinted letters, raffia, & sticks on handmade paper
Size: 900 K
Spoon received her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia; her MA in Advertising from Michigan State University; and her MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan. She worked as the senior graphic artist at the University of Michigan Publications Office for eleven years. As a free-lance graphic designer and visual artist, Spoon combines traditional water media and handmade paper with electronic media in both graphic design and fine art. She is interested in and has researched Japanese design and traditional crafts.
She currently teaches Graphic Design as Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Radford University, Radford, Virginia where she is also Curator of the Art Department Computer Studio. Spoon held a Fellowship with the National Endowment for the Arts, in visual arts, where she created a computer database for cataloging, tracking, and classifying grant proposals. She has recently released a CD, on the Capstone label with music professor Bruce Mahon, entitled Time Chants.
Her recent selected exhibitions include: New River Art '95, 1995; Virginia Highlands Festival Show '95, Abingdon, Virginia, 1995; Valley City Arts and Gallery Association 2nd Crossing Arts Center, Valley City, North Dakota, 1995; Wisconsin Women in the Arts 22nd Anniversary National Juried Exhibition, 1995; Information Superhighway Exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California, 1995; Artemis XVIII, Roanoke, Virginia, 1995; San Jacinto College National Small Painting and Sculpture Contest, San Jacinto, California, 1995; Digitally Mediated, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, California, 1995; 8th & 9th National Computer Art Invitationals, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, 1994 and '95; and The Region in the Future, Miller off Main Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1994.