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Elizabeth Spungen

Executive Director, The Print Center

Liz Spungen has been the Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia since 2006. She received both a BA and MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working with the visual arts in Philadelphia. Her tenure at The Print Center has been marked by programmatic and administrative accomplishments, including awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, William Penn Foundation, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts. She often serves as a panelist, portfolio reviewer, guest juror and visiting critic for regional and national organizations, government agencies and universities. Her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn, 2007; Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto, 2008; Silver Mine: Robert Asman, 2011-2012; Matt Neff: Second Sight, 2014; Victoria Burge: Penumbra, September 2016; Back and Forth: The Space in Between with Ivanco Talevski, 2021; and Rodrigo Valenzuela: Workforce, 2023. Publications include To See God Not the Devil’s Insides by Doug and Mike Starn, 2007, The Picture that Remains by Will Brown and Thomas Devaney, 2013, William Earle Williams: Party Pictures, 2020; A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures by Carmen Winant, 2022 and the forthcoming three volume The Print Center at 100, 2023.

Spungen is interested in alternative and traditional processes, as well as innovative use of any process. 

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