Draftsman, Painter, Writer GM Spear
GM Spear has been a professional artist since her debut at the College of St. Rose Undergraduate show in 2008, where she received the First Place Foundations Award. Inspired by human interactions and nature, Spear works with a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, oil paint, cut paper, and more. From beginners to professionals, she has collaborated with a number of local and national artists, and volunteered in non-profit organizations, such as co-founding the Washingtonville Art Society in her home town. Her personal work such as the Pop-on-Pop and Regret series look today’s culture in the face. From magazine-clipping collages to high profile oil paintings, Spear was self-taught until applying to a college level art program. She has attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the College of St. Rose, and Empire State College as well as studying abroad. She has two Bachelors of Science Degrees; one in Fine Art Drawing and Painting and the other in Natural Science.