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ELIZABETH F. SPUNGEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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. She has developed numerous major individual and institutional gifts, among them the largest gift ever received by The Print Center naming the Jensen Bryan Curatorial Chair, as well as awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, William Penn Foundation and Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. She established fiscal and personnel stability for the organization, implemented long-deferred facilities upgrades and reestablished The Print Center’s position as an artist’s advocate. Her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn (2007); Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto (2008); and she is currently preparing a retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer Robert Asman.

Spungen has served as a panelist for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and on the Advisory Board at the Arcadia University Art Gallery and the Show of Hands committee for MANNA. Before becoming Director, Spungen was active on The Print Center’s Gallery Store Committee. Current affiliations include the InLiquid Auction Committee and The Photo Review Long Range Planning Committee. She has juried several national exhibitions and has spoken at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, InLiquid and the Atlanta Photography Group.

Spungen has been on the curatorial staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Bryn Mawr College, and was President of the Chester Springs Studio. From 2002 – 2006 she headed Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, specializing in works on paper from the greater Philadelphia region.