Raphaella Spence

Raphaella Spence

Raphaella Spence

“Central Park Lake”
oil on canvas
28 x 51"
48 x 60"
oil on canvas
“The Pioneers (Dolomiti)”
oil on canvas
26 x 30''



London, England
Lives and works in Umbria, Italy


Saints & Sinners, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
New Paintings, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
New York: Night and Day, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Venice Reprise, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Beijing, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Crossroads, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Bridge of Colors, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Albemarle Gallery, London
Stolen Dreams, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York


The Europeans, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Hyperrealism 1967-2012; Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany; Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain; Saarland Museum, Germany; The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; Musee d’Ixelles, Belgium, Brussels; Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany; The Museum for Modern Realism, The Netherlands
Raphaella Spence & Park Hyung Jin: Recent Paintings, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery,
New York, NY
Summer Group Exhibition, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Art Context Miami, Miami, FL
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, San Mateo, CA
Photorealism Revisited; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; MANA Contemporary Art Center, Jersey City, NJ
“Beyond Reality: Hyperrealism and American Culture”, Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL
Our Own Directions: The Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel Collection, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at MANA Art Center, Jersey City, NJ
New Photorealism, Persterer Contemporary Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Real(ists), Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Expansion, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Photorealist Painting, Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College, New York
Summer Views: Gallery Artists and Invitational, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Small Paintings from Around the World” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati“, UNHCR, Sotheby”s Milan, Italy
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati“, Open Care, Milan, Italy
SPF 20 – Shades of Summer,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Unforeseen Reflections,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati“, seventh edition, Sotheby”s Milan, Italy
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati” seventh edition, preview exhibition, Sotheby”s Rome
Monaco 2008” Meet and Greet, Prince Fine Arts, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Art Chicago 2008” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati”UNHCR, Rome, Italy”Real Time ” Focus: Redefining the Painted Landscape”, curated by Paul Caranicas and Emma Tapley, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Structure,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Iperrealisti,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati”, Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy
“Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati”, UNHCR, Christies Milan, Italy
“New Cityscape paintings”, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Art 20”, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
“Summer Suite” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Three person show, Albemarle Gallery, London
“10th Anniversary” Albemarle Gallery, London
“Winter Reflections,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“New Photorealists” Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
“Personal Places”, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“The Prague Project”, Roberson Museum of Art, Binghamton, NY
“New Photorealist” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
“Summer is…”, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Blow Up”, St. Paul”s Gallery, Birmingham, England
“Snow: Paintings of Winter”, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Iperrealisti,” Museum Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
“Arte Fiera 2003”, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea Galleria Artesegno, Bologna, Italy
Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galleria Comoarte, Como, Italy
“Historic Sites & Structures,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“New Year, New Works,” Albemarle Gallery, London
“Summer 2003,” Albemarle Gallery, London
“Re-representing Realism,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
“Night & Day” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“Arte Fiera 2002”, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea Galleria Artesegno, Bologna, Italy
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Fiera d’Arte Contemporanea, Galleria Questarte, Innsbruk, Austria traveling to Galleria
Artesegno, Vicenza, Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Galleria Artesegno, Vienna, Austria
“Casa Moderna”, Progetto, Udine, Italy
Galleria Comoarte, Como, Italy
Personale Galleria Monopoli Arte Contemporanea, Pavia, Italy
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Progetto “Casa Moderna”, Udine, Italy
“Art Padova 2001”, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea Galleria Artesegno, Padova, Italy
Colletiva Assicurazioni Generali, Poggio Bello, Udine, Italy
Personale Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Personale Galleria Monopoli Arte Contemporanea, Pavia, Italy
“Art Padova 2000”, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea Galleria Artesegno, Padova
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Questarte Dolo, Venezia, Italy
Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Collettiva Palazzo Comunale, Todi, Italy


Kloosterboer, Lorena. “Kloosterboer on 50 Years of Hyperrealism”, Poets & Artists, July 2.
Goldstein, Michael. “Raphaella Spence: Saints & Sinners”. ArtistsForum.Org, March 6
Leger, Herve, ed. “Raphaella Spence”. Art’s Vice, page 58-59.
Rose, Joshua. “Cityscapes.” American Art Collector, January, pp. 104-105.
Carlson, Jeffrey. “Raphaella Spence: Beyond Realism”, Fine Art Connoisseur, December 4.
Letze, Otto, et. al. 50 Years of Hyperrealist Painting. Hatje Cantz: Germany. Cabrone, Nick, Kelly Conniff, et. al. “Pop Chart: Brushwork”, Time Magazine, February 4.Chase, Linda, Nina S. Knoll, Otto Letze, Louis K. Meisel, Uwe M. Schneede, and Daniel J.
Schreiber. “Raphaella Spence” in Fotorealismus: 50 Jahre hypperrealistische Malerei. Pp. 182 – 185. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz.
Menendez, Didi. “Interview with Frank Bernarducci”, Poets & Artists, June.
Fernandez, Adriana Rambay. “All the Art Jersey City Has to Offer”, Hudson, September 25.
“New Exhibit Presents Stunning Collection of Photorealism”,, September.
Carroll, Brendan. “Huge Photorealism Exhibition Opens at Mana Contemporary This Weekend”, Jersey City Independent, September 13.
Weiss, Marion. “Honoring the Artist: Raphaella Spence”, Dan’s Papers, April 29, cover ill.
Press, Marina. Paintings of Venice and Other Works. New York: Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery. May.
Dean, Kevin. Real(ists). Sarasota: Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design.
“La mano perfetta della bellezza”, Il Messaggero, September.
O”Hern, John, “First Snow,” American Art Collector, Dec., pp. 54-55, ill., col.
Edtr., American Art Collector, Sep., pp. 210-213, ill., col.
Edtr., “Painted Reality,” ART Jet Set Market, Mar., pp.62-65, ill., col.
“Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, Sotheby”s Milan auction catalogue
“La rinascita del Fotorealismo”, Piacere Magazine, April
“Unforeseen Reflections”, American Art Collector, September, p. 210-213
Il Venerd” di Repubblica, “Solidariet”, 28th November
E Polis Milano, “Opere d”arte all”asta per aiutare i rifugiati”, 1st December
Corriere Della Sera, “UNHCR e Sotheby”s, arte per i rifugiati”, 14th November
Il Veliono, “UNHCR: da Sotheby”s asta di arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, 12th November
Il Sole 24 Ore, “Arte Contemporanea Sotheby”s”, 30th November
DNEWS, “Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati: asta oggi da Sotheby”s” 1st December
Corriere Della Sera, “Arte all”asta per l”Uganda, 30th November
CSR & Sustainability News, ” Arte contemporanea peri i rifugiati, appuntamento da Sotheby”s a Milano”, 27th November
La Repubblica, “Arte contemporanea all”asta per aiutare i rifugiati”, 15th November
La Repubblica, “Arte contemporanea peri i rifugiati” 1st December
Roma Multietnica, “Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati VII edizione”, 14th November
Teknemedia, “Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, 29th November
Radio Vaticana, “L”arte a sostegno dei bambini di Uganda e Sudan”, 13th November
MF, “Un natale in bellezza”, 27th November
La Repubblica, “Opere all”asta per l”Africa madrina Ornella Vanoni”, 30th November
Luxgallery, “Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, 30th November
Christie”s Auction Catalog, Benefit Auction, Milano, “Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati,” pp. 30-31, ill. col.
“Raphaella Spence; Crossroads,” exhibition catalog, Raphaella Spence and
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, 63 pp., ill. col.
McHugh, Christine, “Soto la Luce Bella del Sole Italiano,” The Artist”s Magazine, Jan.-Feb.
pp. 44-49, ill, col.
“New Cityscape Paintings”, Gallery Guide, December,p.1
Zurich Project 2007, project catalogue, Price Fine Arts
Art & Antiques, “New Urban Landscape paintings”, December issue, p.17
ART news, “New cityscape paintings”, December issue, p.38
ART + Design Magazine, December issue
“Arial Views”, American Art Collector, December issue p.35, p. 120-123
“European Photorealism In New York”, American Art Collector, February, p. 134-139
Christine McHugh,”Sotto La Luce Bella Del Sole Italiano”, The artist”s Magazine, p. 44-49
Gallery Guide, “New cityscape paintings”, December issue p.1
Corriere Della Sera, “Arte per i rifugiati ai Capitolini”, 24th September
La Repubblica, “Un futuro di speranza” 20th September
Il Sole 24 Ore, “Arte per i rifugiati”, 25th September
La Repubblica, “Quaranta artisti all”asta, una speranza per l”Africa” 25th September
La Stampa,”Collettiva per i bimbi dell”Africa” 26th September
Corriere della Sera, “Trentasei opere Contemporanee per dare otto villaggi ai Rifugiati” 26th September
Il Messaggero, ” Arte e solidariet” ai Musei Capitolini”, 26th September
City, “Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati” 26th September
Il Giornale, “Gli artisti pi” quotati in aiuto ai deboli”, 27th September
Il Tempo, “Istruzione: un futuro di speranza”, 5th October
Il Venerd” di Repubblica, “Quaranta pittori per i rifugiati dei paesi africani”, 5th October
Corriere della Sera, “Un futuro di speranza”, 11th October
Roma c””, “Un futuro di speranza”, 26th September
Televideo.Rai, “Roma, arte in favore dei bambini profughi”, 25th September
Edtr. The American Art Collector, Jan, pp. 68-71, ill. col.
Edtr., American Art Collector, Jun., pp. 108-111, ill., col.
“Raphaella Spence; Bridge of Colors,” exhibition catalog, Raphaella Spence and
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, 48 pp., ill. col.
Miller, Sarah D’Esti, ‘Top Photorealists Share Their Visions at Roberson,’ Binghamton Press
and Sun Bulletin, September 30
Guruianu, Andrei and Hayes, Hannah Maria, ‘Starry-eyed Lovers Should Visit Roberson,’
Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin, Tuesday November 16
“Raphaella Spence; Stolen Dreams,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, exhibition catalog,
36 pp., ill. col.
Morris, Roderick, Conway, ‘A Young Artist in Umbria: International Herald Tribune,
Sat.-Sun., June 14-15, p. 7, illus.
Leigh, Bobbie, Art and Antiques, “Alternate Realities” summer edition, pp. 66-71, col. ill.
Pagni, Luca, review, “Iperrealisti,”, Sept. 4, illus.
Art Mondadori, p. 356, April
Corriere Dell’Umbria, ‘Chrysler e Todi uniti nell’arte dell’iperrealisomo’ May27
Corriere Economia, ‘Iperrealisti in mostra a Roma con Chrysler’ May 12
Agenzia ANSA, ‘Chrysler Presenta Piu Grande Mostra Iperrealisti in Italia’ April 7
IL TEMPO ‘Chiostro al Lume di Candela All’anteprima Degli Iperrealisti’ April 4
IL PICCOLO ‘Sembrano Fotografie, Ma Sono I Quadri Degli Iperrealisti’ April 4
LEGGO ‘Cosi veri da sembrare finti’ April 4
Il Messaggero ‘Da Chuck Close a Durane Hanson, Cento Opere Dei Sovversivi e
Geniali Eredi di Hopper’ April 3
Il Messaggero ‘Iperrealismo in Mostra Minimalismo a Tavola’ April 3
La Mia Auto ‘American Way of Chrysler’ June 1
Quattroruote ‘Daimlerchrysler Fra Gli Iperrealisti’ June 1
Specchio ‘Dal Vero’ May 1
Auto Piu ‘Raphaella Spence Crea Un’opera Iperrealista’ May 1
Auto Capital ‘Chrysler e Gli Iperrealisti’ May1
Auto Oggi ‘Le Chrysler del Passato, Su Tela, a Roma Fino a Giugno’ April 24
La Republica ‘Gli Artista della Civilta Contemporanea’ April 7
Sette, Corriere Della Sera, Cultura ai Confini Della Realt”, April 4
Panorama ‘Clic Sulla Tela’ April 3
Autolink News ‘Chrysler Italia Mecente della Mostra Sugli Iperrealisti’

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