Jon Spencer’s work is concerned with ideas of the layering of history; physically, emotionally and in terms of memories. Responding to the work of current authors and psychogeographers such as Sinclair and Ackroyd, he looks to tease out stories hidden in the fabric and collective memory of the city, retelling them and prompting the viewer to look at their surrounds anew.
Originally trained in Architecture at Sheffield University before taking his MA at the London College of Communication in 2003. Jon currently works out of a studio in Margate where he also manages a small exhibition space in the former shop window (www.shopfrontmargate.co.uk). His fine art photography practice is supported by photographic & graphic design work for a range of clients with particular emphasis on architecture, planning & heritage organisations.
He is currently teaching at the Canterbury School of Architecture at UCA.
Jon in his studio
— A two person show at Ramsay & Williams, Margate
— A group show curated by Sadie Hennessey at Urchin, Margate
— Group show celebrating 10 years of the Lombard Street Gallery, Margate
— A group show at the People’s History Museum, Manchester
— A two part solo show at The Lombard Street Gallery, Margate
— Rodic Davidson, Pied Bull Yard, Bloomsbury
— The Gallery, Cowcross Street, Farringdon
— Various locations in East London
— Oxford House, Bethnal Green
— Bloomsbury Design
— The Front Room, Clerkenwell
— Mutate Britain/Urban Infill/Shelter
— Alan Baxter Gallery, Farringdon
— Exeter Phoenix, Overall Judges Award & Staff Choice Award
— Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
— London School of Economic