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. Conces grew up in the refinery town of Pasadena, Texas, adjacent to Houston. She studied painting at the University of St. Thomas in the 1970’s. Intrigued by the visual tangle of urban/suburban life, she began to visually interpret what would become a lifetime study of figures and patterned landscapes. This reflection has crossed media lines from traditional painting to printmaking, sculpture, and glass.

A Winant Clayton Volunteer in 1975, Conces developed a summer art program for 300 underprivileged children in London. From 1982–1986, she taught at Houston’s St. Thomas High School and Incarnate Word Academy. She conducted education programming for the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, the University of St. Thomas, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the City of Richardson, Texas. In 1999, Concesand the Wesley House, a community outpost of the United Methodist Church, received project funding from the Cultural Arts Council/Houston for her after school art program for underprivileged youth. Conces has taught children's classes for City ArtWorks, Project Row Houses and The Houston Center For Contemporary Craft. She conducts residencies year-round for Young Audiences of Houston and serves on the boards of City ArtWorks and Archway Gallery.

Freelance design work for a startup company in the infant industry led to her internationally marketed line of infant soft goods in the 1980s. Until 1995, she was Art Director for Little Feet Industries, which manufactured licensed products for Gerber Childrenswear, Binky, Crayola, and the World Wildlife Fund. Conces created, licensed and owns copyrights to over one hundred published designs. She has also illustrated several projects, including a text published by Oxford University Press.

Liz Conces Spencer 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, the Houston Area Women's Center, Talento Bilingue of Houston, the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Center, and Habitat for Humanity. Current commissioned work includes a playground project executed with the children of Sylvan Rodriguez Elementary School in Houston.

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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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