Liz Conces Spencer

Liz Conces Spencer draws from abstracted human, natural and cityscape forms, speaking to the realization that all life is interconnected and mutually interdependent. Intrigued by the visual tangle of urban/suburban life, she has embarked on a lifetime study of figures and patterned landscapes, crossing media lines from traditional painting to printmaking, sculpture, mixed media works and glass.

Liz grew up in the refinery town of Pasadena, Texas, and obtained her B.A. in Art at the University of St. Thomas. A Winant Clayton Volunteer in 1975, Liz developed an art program for underprivileged children in London, and returned to teach for several years at Houston’s St. Thomas High School and Incarnate Word Academy. She conducted workshops for students and teachers for the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, the University of St. Thomas, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the City of Richardson, Texas, Aldine ISD and the Houston Arts Partners annual conferences. In 1999, she received project funding from the Cultural Arts Council/Houston, now Houston Arts Alliance, for her work with youth at Wesley Community Center. She has conducted hundreds of workshops, residencies and programs under the auspices of City ArtWorks, Young Audiences of Houston, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Project Row Houses. She is the Visual Arts lead in the Arts for Learning professional development initiative underway through 2021. Liz has served on the governing boards of City ArtWorks and Archway Gallery, and she is a co-founder/producer of the White Oak Artists Collective and The Heights Artisan Market, providing sales and performance opportunities for visual artists, artisans, musicians and authors. She is the proctor of life drawing sessions held weekly at Archway Gallery.

Freelance design work in the infant industry led to her internationally marketed line of infant soft goods in the 1980’s. Until 1995, she was art director for a manufacturer of licensed products for Gerber Childrenswear, Looney Tunes, Binky, Crayola and the World Wildlife Fund. She created, licensed and owns copyrights to over one hundred published original designs in this industry. Her 20-year career in the advertising industry for giants McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy and Mather and J Walter Thompson afforded valuable experience in corporate broadcast business management.

Illustration projects include a research text published by Oxford University Press, and numerous works for small businesses in and around the Houston /Galveston area.

Working solo or with frequent collaborator Gene Hester, Liz has completed commissions for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Camp Aranzazu in Rockport, Texas, The City of Houston, Silver Eagle Distributors, Cool Globes, The Houston Arts Alliance, Talento Bilingue of Houston, The Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Center, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Lamar Towers Residential Community, The Weingarten Art Group, The Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston, The Kroger Company, and Service Corporation International.

Liz lives in Houston with her husband, musician Michael Spencer and their parrotlets Walter and Ruthie.

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Drawing Outdoors with Liz Conces Spencer

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Liz Conces Spencer, Archway Gallery

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The "Sacred Geometry" of Pattern (Workshop)

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The "Sacred Geometry" of Pattern (Workshop)

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Liz Conces Spencer,“Path Through Blue Trees” 2005 Acrylic on Canvas

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Advertising: The Media and the Message (Workshop)

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Gestures with Ink and Wash (Workshop)

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Gestures with Ink and Wash (Workshop)

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