Spencer van der Zee

Cincinnati, Ohio (b. 1986)




Selected Exhibitions



Fence Gallery - ongoing gallery project during Covid-19 quarantine


FOR A BETTER WORLD: The Best of 2004-2015
a book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice

by 100 Greater Cincinnati Poets and 100 Greater Cincinnati visual Artists


logo design, "Tom the Drum" for Drum History Podcast
mural, Brew River Creole Kitchen
Psychedelic Color Magick: featured artist, Art's on the Avenue, Cincinnati OH

Constella Arts Festival, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati OH


Püth: Solo exhibition and Zine release, Frameshop, Cincinnati OH
Lobby Installation, Plunge Hotel, Miami FL

SOS Art Academy of Cincinnati Annual Publication

Lobby Instillation, Proctor and Gamble headquarters, Cincinnati OH


Constella Festival of Music and Fine Art


THE OTHER WORLD: Solo Exhibition, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati OH
Constella Festival of Music and Fine Art



ArtWorks’ Secrets

Published cover and rear cover drawings for SOS Art Academy of Cincinnati annual publication

BLDG 199C: Opening Day Art Show - juried show

Building Value Art Auction
Northside Mural – 30x20’ mural on Hamilton ave.

American Cancer Society Art Auction

Keystone Restaurant

OBJECT Gallery Manager, showed work and curated several shows through 2014

OBJECT Gallery mural – 20 foot mural completed on front of gallery


Mariemont Art Fair

Dilly Café solo show

Dutch's Larder solo show

ArtWorks’ Secrets



Main Street Window Gallery Artist in Residence – August

Published in Annual SOS Art Journal

City of Covington Chalk Contest – 1st place

The Cincinnati Museum Center, ‘Pompeii Exhibit’ – Juried Show

Beelistic’s on Vine

Co-founded Voodoo Factory Studio;  Produced several animated and live action commercials for TV and radio.

2011 Over-the-Rhine, The Loft Series, Cincinnati

Slotin Folk Fest, Atlanta, GA

Springin’ into OTR , Cincinnati

Essex Studio Walk

Curated ‘Hard Knocks’ Group Show – Thunder-Sky, Inc.

ArtWorks' Secrets ‘The Masters’

FOE Gallery Solo Show, Northampton, MA

SOS Art Academy of Cincinnati Group Show, curated by Saad Ghosen

Published in Annual SOS Art Journal

Published in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review

Curated and showed in Bromwell’s Gallery ‘Direct Contact: Self Made Pop’

The Taft Museum, ‘Evening in the Garden’

Thunder-Sky Gallery presents ‘Dreams of Italy’

Finster Fest, Georgia



The Malton Gallery Solo Show

The Full Art Spectrum Monthly Show

Raymond Thunder-Sky Folk Art Festival

ArtWorks' Secrets

ArtWorks' Top 100 Secret Artists Revealed



Sandra Small Gallery Winter Group Show

Baba Budans' Solo Show
ArtWorks' Secrets

Hauke House Group Show





I suspend a reality full of situations that could happen in our "real" world, but rarely do. My drawings, paintings, and animations exaggerate this world and spotlight the bizarre day-to-day life of its inhabitants.