Serenade 10

$9,500
Gail Spaien
Serenade 10
acrylic on linen, 44x41"

Hearth

$13,500
Gail Spaien
Hearth
acrylic on linen, 48x48"

Tea with Birds

$18,000
Gail Spaien
Tea with Birds
acrylic on linen, 55x60"

Red Chairs

SOLD
Gail Spaien
Red Chairs
acrylic on linen, 55x60"

Renegade Mirage #6

SOLD
Gail Spaien
Renegade Mirage #6
acrylic on linen, 38x40"


Bio

Gail Spaien is an American artist and educator based in Maine. Her studio practice centers the idea that a painting is an object which transmits touch and emotion from one person to another. This transmission causes connection and exchange. Using a slow painting process, akin to embroidery or quilting, her paintings highlight themes of desire and denial, well-being and mortality, place and time.

Spaien has been the recipient of numerous fellowships including the Varda Artist Residency Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Djerassi Foundation Resident Artists Program, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has received grant funding from the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist Advancement Grant, and the Maine Arts Commission. Spaien’s paintings have been exhibited at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; the Portland Museum of Art, ME; the University of New Hampshire Museum; Ogunquit Museum of American Art; and Colby College Museum of Art.