Photo by Andrzej Wisniewski
Born in Antwerp, Belgium. 1952
Moved to California, 1977
Exchange student, "Youth for Understanding," Greene Iowa, 1971-1972
School for Dramatic Arts, Herman Teirlinck, Antwerp, Belgium, 1972-1973
M.A. University of Antwerp. Magna Cum Laude, 1977
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, Cum Laude, 1987
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Antwerp Fine Arts Museum, the Janet Turner Print Museum at Chico University, Prentenkabinet in Antwerp, Belgium, the Bedford Collection at Walnut Creek, CA, the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi, the Kala Archives in Berkeley, the Prentenkabinet in Brussels, Belgium, the Worchester Art Museum, the Museum beim Solenhofer Aktien Verein, Germany, the Oakland Museum, the Morrison Collection at UC Berkeley, the Library of Congress at Washington DC, the Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of California at Berkeley.
HONORS and REWARDS
"Print of the Day." March 20, 2022. Annex Galleries. Featuring Lying Awake. Seventh Night.
Studio Visit by Claudine Dixon, Curatorial Assistant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prints and Drawings
Featured artist in Phoebe, literary magazine
"Through a Landscape of Carbon." Featured artist in Aquifer, the Florida Review online, published by the University of Central Florida.
The Graphic Arts Council at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, gives a special recommendation to my book Lying Awake in the summer newsletter
"Stone lithography and Print-Paintings on Formica" Studio visit by members of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts (Legion of Honor Museum, SF)
Studio visit by the UC Berkeley Osher Lifelong Institute (OLLI)
Stone lithograph "Lying Awake. Third Night" added to the Library of Congress, Prints and Drawing section.
Guest artist. Academy of Art, San Francisco
Work included in the book "60 Years of American Prints, 1947-2007. By David Acton.
Featured Artist in The Georgia Review Anniversary Issue. A portfolio featuring the Fulgurite Series.
Finalist Pen Center USA West, Literary Award
Finalist Berkeley Art Center Exhibition Award
Work included in the book "The Best in Printmaking. An International Collection" Quarry Books 1998
Honorable Mention, Janet Turner National Competition, Chico University
Spotlight. Work featured in the California Printmaker (No.1, 1997)
Studio visit for the members of the Graphic Arts Council (Palace of the Legion of Honor, SF)
Six-month Kala Institute Fellowhip, Berkeley
Butler-Johnson Corporation Grant
The Bedford Purchase Award. First Bedford Biennial
Juror's purchase prize, in the 39th North American Print Competition, Boston Printmakers. Collection of Andrew Stasik
Artist in Residence, International Center for Graphic Arts, Belgium
Artist in Residence, Kala Institue
Artist in residence, International Center for Graphic Arts, Belgium
Chancellor Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley
University Fellowship Alternate, University of California at Berkeley
Princess Beatrix Scholarship
Awarded Fulbright Grant. Belgian American Foundation
HERLINDE SPAHR. THE PRECIPICE WITHIN. Solo exhibition, the Monterey Museum of Art.
California Society of Printmakers 106th Exhibition. Piedmont Art Center
First Impressions. Tsao Gallery. Davis Arts Center
2019 Creating Impressions. Prints from the collection of David Kabakoff. Sixteenth Century to the Present, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
Perception of Place. Curated by Marianne Mc Grath from the works of the California Society of Printmakers and the MPS. Pacific Grove Art Genter.
Regional Collective. Curated by Leslie Jones, Curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico
California Printmakers at King Art Center, Hanford, CA
Points of Departure. Bridge Storage and Artspace. Richmond, CA
California Society of Printmakers. 104th Exhibition. Piedmont Center for the Arts. Review.
Mirrored Images. Pacific Grove Art Center. Pacific Grove CA
Beneath the Surface. Davis Art Center Davis, CA
Dreams and the Imagination. Merced College Art Gallery
Tenth Annual Arts Merced Printmaking Show. Merced Multicultural Art Center. Merced, CA
Sustenance: Food/Life/Art. The Turner Print Museum. Chico State University. Chico, CA
Twenty Five Original Prints by Twenty Five Women Artists. The Annex Galleries. Santa Rosa, CA
Prints: CA, LA and Beyond. Part II. Gray Loft Gallery. Oakland, CA.
California Society of Printmakers. 101st Annual. Gray Loft Gallery. Oakland, CA
Redefining the Multiple. Gary Francis Fine Art. Alameda, CA
California Centered Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. Eight Annual. Merced Multicultural Art Center. Merced, CA
Ten Decades. Prints of CSP artists covering 100 years. Commonwealth Club. San Francisco CA
Text, Language and Numerals. Sacramento State University Union Gallery. Sacramento CA. Featured on cover.
California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. Seventh Annual. Merced Multicultural Art Center. CA
California Printmakers Society 100th Year Anniversary. Harrington Gallery. Firehouse Arts Center. Pleasanton CA
HERLINDE SPAHR. LYING AWAKE A Suite of Seven Stone Lithographs. Solo exhibition, Faculty Club Gallery. University of California at Berkeley, CA
99th CSP Member Exibition. Triton Museum. San Jose, CA.
California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. Merced Arts Center.
Exchange Exhibition: Royal Society of Printmakers and the California Society of Printmakers. Bankside Gallery, London
H2O: Fragility and Strength. California Society of Printmakers. Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca. Curated by Don Soker
Ninth Turner National Competition. Turner Print Museum at California State University Chico CA. Curated by Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum, and Michael Smooke Department Head
In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate and Encompassing. Invitational. Meridian Gallery San Francisco.
CA. Curated by Art Hazelwood.
California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. Merced Arts Center, CA
Four Corners and a Center. Theatre Arts Gallery. Danville, CA. Artists' panel.
Kala-fornia: State of the Art. Kala Institute. Berkeley, CA
Light/Dark. Berkeley Art Center. Berkeley, CA
A Marriage of Opposites. Alameda Public Library. Alameda, CA
It's Our Nature. The Thoreau Center, Tides Shared Spaces, San Francisco, CA
HERLINDE SPAHR. SOLO Exhbition. Warnock Fine Arts. San Francisco. CA.
Under Pressure. CSP Annual. Sun Gallery. Hayward. CA.
Systems of Sharing: on the Surface. 95th CSP Exhibition. Olive Hyde Gallery. Fremont, CA.
94th Annual CSP Exhibition. Pacific Grove Art Center, CA
Treasures of the Turner. 7th National Print Competition Exhibition. Janet Turner Print Museum. California State University at Chico
Pressing Matters in Printmaking. Folk Center Asheville. NC. An International Invitational.
Li.thog.ra.phy. Curated by Catherine Sullivan. Turner Print Museum. State University at Chico. CA
California Printmakers Annual, Soma Arts, San Francisco
More than Expected. The Gallery, Oakland. Curated by Phil Linhares
Kala. Thirty Something. Three Decades of Innovative work from the Kala Institute. Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery. San Francisco. Curated.
Printmakers of the Golden Gate. Claudia Chapline Gallery. Stinson Beach. CA.
Radical Printmaking. Curated. University of San Francisco, CA
HERLINDE SPAHR. LITHOCASTS. Solo Exhbition. Sonoma Academy. Santa Rosa. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Slide Lecture
California Printmakers. Triton Museum. San Jose. CA.
HERLINDE SPAHR. PICTURE CASSAE LITHOGRAPHS TO VERGIL'S AENEID. SOLO exhibition. San Francisco Main Public Library
California Printmakers. Triton Museum, San Jose, CA
Radical Printmaking. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SF, CA
Faultlines and Watermarks. Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier and CSP. Exchange Show. Curated.
Traveling in California and in the Netherlands
Tradition and Transition in the 90s. Somar Gallery, SF, CA.
85th Anniversary Exhibition of the CSP. Academy of Art College. SF, CA
California Printmakers. Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes, France. Competition
Second Biennial Janet Turner National Print Competition. Calitornia State University, Chico, CA
Beyond Boundaries. International Print Exhibition. Richmond Art Center, Richmond. CA
All California. All Media. Downey Museumn of Art. Downey. A Competition.
Kala Fellowship Artists. Buena Vista Center for the Arts. SF, CA
Big and fresh. Large Scale Prints. Fetterly Plavhouse Gallery. Vallejo, Ca. and Kennedy Center Gallery, the College of the Holy Names, Oakland, CA
All State Biennial Print and Drawing Competition and Exhibition. Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
25th Bradleyy National Print and Drawing Exhibiton. Bradley University, Il. Catalogue
Substance and Shadow. Our Place in Nature. Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery. San Ramon, CA.
Diversity and Vision of the Printed Image. Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.
The first International Print Biennial. Maastricht, The Netherlands
Kala Fellowship Exhibition. Berkeley, CA.
California Artists. Manhattan Graphics. New York
Pacific Prints 1992. Palo Alto, CA. Catalogue.
BACA Eight Annual Juried National, II. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
An Exhibition of Current Trends in Printmaking by Members of the CSP. Art Works Gallery. Fair Oaks, CA
Selected Works. Members of the CSP. Memorial Union Art Gallery, UC at Davis.
Exchanged Impressions. American and Canadian Printmakers in Vietnam. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi. Inaugural Exhibition. Curated. Traveling for two years in Vietnam.
Nineteenth Annual Members Show with Emerging Artists. Boston Printmakers. The Art Complex Museum. Duxberry. Ma.
The First Bedford Biennial. Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Artists of Contra Costa County. An Invitational Exhibition. Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga, CA. Catalogue
HERLINDE SPAHR. PICTURE CASSAE: Twelve Lithographs on Vergil's Aeneid. SOLO exhibition. School for Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University.
41st North American Print Exhibition. The Art Institute of Boston. Catalogue. Purchase Prize
California Printmakers. Graphics Workshop of Funen. Odense, Denmark
Multiples. An Invitational. Pro Arts. Oakland, CA
Linda Lee Boyd. HERLINDE SPAHR. Invitational. Lilian Paley Center tor the Visual Arts. Oakland, CA
Curators Invitational, Berkeley Art Center.
California Society of Printmakers 75th Anniversary Exhibition. The Art Corridor. Palo Alto, CA
Western States Print Competition, Ogden, Utah.
Pacific Prints '88. 4th Biennial Print Competition and Exhibition. Palo Alto, CA. Catalogue
HERLINDE SPAHR. Solo exhibition, Pacific Grove Art Center. Pacific Grove , CA. Review
World Print Council Exhibition. S.F
The Ethnic Idea: An Artistic Genesis. Berkelev Art Center. An Invitational
10+ 5 from California An Exhibition of Prints hy Fifeen Artists from California. Selected by the Southern Graphics Council. Thomas Center Gallery and Gallery at the Center of Contemporary Art. University City, Missouri
Intergrafik. 8th International Triennial of Committed Graphic Artists. East Berlin. Catalog.
• 39th North American Print Exhibition. The Boston Printmakers Danforth Museum. Cat
Cal 86 Print . City of Irvine Fine Art Center. City of Irvine Fine Arts Center. Irvine, CA
HERLINDE SPAHR. Solo Exhibition. International Center for the Graphic Arts. Kasterlee, Belgium
Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition. The Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA
ASUC Studio Printmakers. University of California at Berkeley, CA
Surrealists: HERLINDE SPAHR and Gordon Wagner. Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
Emerging European Artists. New York. All- European competition. Silver Medal.
HERLINDE SPAHR. Visual Metaphors. Mottitt Library. UCBerkeley
ARTICLES and REVIEWS
Paul Miller, Another Door Opens. Carmel Pinecone, June 10, 2021
Janis Hashe. Points of Departure. East Bay Express. 5.16.2018
CSP Reception. Piedmont Post. 9.27. 2021. Illust.
Carey Wilson, Food as Muse. Turner exhibit explores the art of sustenance. Chico News and Reviews. March 3.2010.
Michael Singman-Aste, Island Arts. A Marriage of Opposites. The Island of Alameda.com. 01/2011. Illustr.
Jakki Spicer, Alameda Library Hosts the California Society of Printmakers 98th Annual Exhibition. Alameda Patch.com.1.15.2011
David Acton, 60 Years of American Prints. 1947 - 2007. Boston Society of Printmakers. 2009. Full page text and image
Gloria Morales, Fulgurite. An Inner Artist's Journey. CSP Newsbrief. Spring 2009. Illustr.
Lila Wahrhaftig, Olive Hyde Show. Systems of Sharing: On the Surface. In the CP Newsbrief, Fall 2008.
Susan Leone Howe, Personal Impressions. Pacific Grove Art Center. CSP Newsbrief, Spring 2008
April Nance, Pressing Matters in Printmaking opens at Folk Art Center. Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine. Febr. 2008. Vol Il. No 6, Illustr.
Printmakers of the Golden Gate. Journal of the Print Word. VoL. 2/No. 3. Fall, 2004
Anne Desmet RE, Prints and Poetry: a symbiotic relationship. in Printmaking Today. Contemporary Art Worldwide, Vol.8, No.3, Autumn 1999. pp. 26-27. (illustr.)
Francis Fukuyama, How to Remoralize America. The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1999 (llustr.)
Sherana Hariette Frances, Wings of stone (Review of Open Studio by Herlinde Spahr,) The California Printmaker. Issue l, May 1998, p.12. (Illustr.)
Barbara Sloane, Herlinde Spahr's art shaped her life in The Montclarion, April 14, 1998
Fellowship Exhibition. Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca. in The Journal of the Print World, May 1993.
Carol Fowler, Printmaking Techniques Hit New Groove. Odd mediums include fabric and Formica." in The Contra Costa Times, December 4, 1992. Illustr.
Carol Fowler, Local Art Exhibit Rich with Surprises, in The Contra Costa Times, January 1990
From Words to Art in Palo Alto Weekly, October 11, 1989, p.41, llustr.
Suite of Lithographs to Virgil's Aeneid on view in inner Quad in Campus Report, September 27, 1989.
Ralph Johnson, "About the Picturae Cassae." Introductory essay to a suite of 12 lithographs to Virgil's Aeneid.
Leonard Nathan, "These two Things are One: the Work of in : Maatstaf, Nummer 3, 1988. Amsterdam.
Irene Lagorio, In Pacific Grove Art Center Exhibition. The Monterey Herald. November 15. 1987
Karen Rubenstein, California Prints at the Thomas. in: Zeit, March 1987
California Artists Exhibit will open '87 Arts Celebration. in: The Gainesville Sun, February 27, 1987
Irene Lagorio, Precision Marks Exhibition in Monterey Pacific Grove Galleries: in The Sunday Peninsula Herald January 27, 1985. Illustr.
Artweek, February 2, 1985. 6. (illustrations)
Partners in Creativity? About the Interaction of the Print Workshop and the Contemporary Artist in: The California Printmaker 1991
Printing on Formica. The press as a creative tool in: : The California Printmaker .Winter 1993
. In: The California Printmaker (May 1998) beginning page 2.
. In: The California Printmaker (October 2000) beginning page 18
t. In The California Printmaker (July 2005) beginning page 18. Reprinted in
In: The California Printmaker (Spring 2002)
In: The Journal of the Print World (Fall 2009)
Journal of the Print World, Fall 2009
Herlinde Spahr, . Lithium Press, 1979.
Herlinde Spahr, . Lithium Press, 2000.
Herlinde Spahr, . Lithium Press, 2008.
Herlinde Spahr and Leonard Nathan, The Captain of the Butterflies. Poems by Cees Nooteboom translated from the Dutch with an Author's Note. Introduction by Herlinde Spahr. Sun and Moon Press, 1997.