Jennifer Spencer is an artist/photographer who creates images using alternative photographic processes and digital imagery.  Jennifer’s painting experience has informed her photography and the way she looks a the photographic image.

Jennifer’s career began as a painter back East in Massachusetts.  After moving to California in the mid 1970’s, her painting began to change.  It was during her brief business adventure in painting backdrops for photographers, that her interest in photography emerged.  Jennifer’s  curiosity and creative interests blossomed after attending Grossmont Community College where she acquired an Associates Degree in Digital Art Media and Fine Art Photography.   Jennifer’s sensibility toward painting can be seen in her most recent series of photographic “paintings”, “Dancing to Abstraction” and her gravitation to alternative photographic processes, such as gum printing, platinum/palladium, and pigmented palladium.


Light Sensitive Exhibition, Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ, 

IGPOTY Exhibition, Kew Gardens, London, UK, award, 

Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, “The Soul of Light” Invitational,

Hand+Eye: An International Competition of Handcrafted Photography, Through the Lens Gallery, Durham, NC
, 2011

IGPOTY (International Garden Photographer of the Year), KEW Gardens, London, 

SOHO PHOTO, Annual Alternative Processes Competition, New York, New York
, 2010

Platinum Print Festival, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, 

Worldwide Photography Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron, Honorable Mention (jurors:Carol McCusker,  Kim Weston), 

New Americans Museum, “f45 Group/Grossmont College”,

Art Expressions Gallery,  “Movers&Shakers” Invitational:       www.moversandshakers.sdvag.net/Spencer.htm, 2009

Two Nations-Two Visions:  The Photography of Julio Rodriguez Ramos and Jennifer
 Spencer,      Mandell Weiss Gallery @ Dance Place San Diego,  NTC Promenade – September, 2009

“Dancing to Abstraction”, Mandell Weiss Gallery, Dance Place, NTC Promenade, San
 Diego,  CA, 2009

“Invitational”, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon,  CA,  2009

Grossmont Hyde Gallery, Photo Club award, 2006

Grossmont Hyde Gallery, House and Art Council awards, 2005