Spoon Popkin

Spoon Popkin

3800 Monterey Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218



b. New York, NY, 1968

1990 BFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art, General Fine Arts, cum laude

1989 Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

1987 & 1988 Chautauqua Institution of Performing Arts, Chautauqua, NY,

1984-86 North Carolina School of the Arts, High School Diploma in Visual arts


SOLO EXHIBITIONS    * A catalog or brochure accompanied the exhibition

2006  The Ballad of Sharon and Zebedee, The Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 12/8/02/24/07

Salzburg Skizzenblock, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 5/1- 6/28

          Goucher College, Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD, March 24- April 28 *

          Costumes, Red Emma’s, Baltimore, MD, March 1-31

2005 Wet Dreams, Lee Nagrin Workshop, NY, NY, December 2- 4

          Find Art, Gallery Minas, Baltimore, MD February 4- April 4

2004 Salzburg Skizzenblock, Landesatelier, Salzburg, Austria, January 7

2003 Spoon Popkin revisited, William H. Barker Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 9/7- 10/3

2002 Found Faces, RGB Gallery, New York, NY, March 9- April 7

2001 Yearbooks, Ms. Irene’s, Baltimore, MD Dec 18- Jan 2, 2002

         Found Faces, The Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 16- Dec 14

2000 Two Series: Roma, anon.,The Ground Floor Gallery, Fells Point Creative 

                                                                                    Alliance, Baltimore,6/6-8/ 16

1998 Vacation, The American Institute of Architects Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 8/24-  9/30

1997 The Charles Theater Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Oct.

1993 Twilight Sleep, School 33, Baltimore, MD, December -January 94

1991 Dreamtime Selections, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

1990 Zipperwork, Women In Profile, International Festival of Women in the Arts,

                                                                                            Glasgow, Scotland, Sept. -Oct.

1989 Zipperwork, MICA, Baltimore, MD


2005 " Ponkatsu Park”, dir. Josh Slates, costume design

2003 "Exasperado”, dir. Josh Slates, costume design and actor

2001 “Funeral”, dir. Michelle Cutler, art/props and costume design

1990 “The State of Being Husband and Wife”, dir Donna Squier and Peter Walsh, costume design and performance



2004 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, Feb. 28- March 26

2003 Land of Austria Kunstlerhaus Artists Exchange, Salzburg, Austria, November 27, 2003-

                                                                                                                          January 8, 2004

         Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, March 15- April 12

1996 Mayor’s citation, Baltimore, MD

1992 CityArts Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts, Baltimore, MD

         Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in New Genre: Performing Arts

1990 Emmanuelle Navaretta Memorial Scholarship, MICA

1987 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award in Visual Arts (NFAA)

1987-90 Artistic Recognition Award, MICA

1986 Thalheimer Scholarship, MICA

         MENSA Scholarship



2007 Artworks This Week, feature exhibition, Maryland Public Television, Wednesday October 24

          The Signal, interview, WYPR Radio, March, 22, 2007

          ArtWorks This Week, Salon Art, Maryland Public Television, Wednesday, 3/ 21

         Ockleshaw, Alice:"SPACE: Life imitating Art",Urbanite, Baltimore, MD, Dec,issue 30, pp51-53

        Patterson, Tom: "Elsie Popkin show paired with her daughter's; Artworks features  

                      members, and there's  humor", Winston Salem Journal, December 17, image

2006 “Notebook”, image, Creative Capitalism

          Bowers, J.: “Due Process: Hitting and Missing with Creative Capitalism's New Art Book”,          

                                                                                                         Baltimore Citypaper   7/12/06

      “Drawings of Dancers on the Block”, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Balt Book Fest

        Whelan, Robbie: "Spoon Popkin At Goucher College's Rosenberg Gallery", Baltimore City

                                                                                                               Paper, April 19, pp image

2005 The Signal, interview, WYPR public radio, May 2

         Artworks This Week, interview, Maryland Public Television,  March 9

         Giuliano, Mike: “Find Art”, The Baltimore City Paper, vol 29 no. 5, 2/2-9, pp40-41,

2004 Plassa, Sabina Dana: “Smart Woman of the Month”, Smart Woman Magazine, 11/12/04,

Giuliano, Mike: “Critic’s Choice: Art”, The Baltimore City Paper, vol 28 no. 18,  4/21-28, pp60,image

2003 “Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations: Weasels in the East”,  Kansas City Public TV, vol. 19

2002 Patterson, Tom: “STUNNING: Green Hill show full of surprises”, Winston-Salem Journal, 11/3

2001 Winn, Alice: “Facing up to Spoon Popkin”, The Pittsburgh City Paper, Nov. 21, image

2000 Medland, Mary E.: “2 Sowebo artists create outpost of the imagination”, The Sun, Baltimore, Sept. 17 pp10L

          Patterson, Tom: “Two sides of the family”, Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 30,  pE4,  image

1999 Giuliano, Mike: “Jury Duty -Installations Highlight Annual Critics’ Picks Show” The Baltimore 

         City Paper March 17, p36

         Selby, Holly: “In this art show, the artists take over” The Baltimore Sun, Dec 1,  pp 1E, image

1998 Giuliano, Mike: “Pumped Up- New Blood Presents a New Generation of Baltimore Artists in a   

                New Way, The Baltimore City Paper, vol. 22 #44, Nov. 4-11 pp23-26, image        

         McNatt, Glen: “Quality matches quantity at ArtScape ‘98”,The Sun, (Baltimore), July 17, pp6E

1996 Hanson, Bobby: The Fine Art of The Tin Can, Lark Books, pp.120-121

         Giuliano, Mike: “Tin Types”, The Baltimore City Paper, May 15

         Maryland by George: “The House of Dan & Spoon”, WJZ Ch 13

1995 Carl, Katherine: “The Ecstatic Garden of Sublime Delirium”, Art Papers, Jan/Feb.

1994 Dorsey, John: “1994 edition of Artscape overflows with thought and craftsmanship”, Baltimore Sun, July 15, pp1E

         Giuliano, Mike: “Top Ten Art Exhibits of 1994”, The Baltimore City Paper, Dec 28

1992 ARTS Awardee Gallery, NFAA News, Fall Newsletter, image

1991 Shortall, Helen: “Arranged Marriage- Art Weds Technology in DADA/DATA”, The Baltimore 

                  City Paper, Oct.

         Wood, Carol: “Art a la Carte- ArtScape offers All-U-Can-View”,  The Baltimore City Paper, pp

         Underwood, Kim: “All’s Busy at Sixth and Trade”, Winston-Salem Journal, NC March


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Elsie Dinsmore Popkin