Spencer Byrne-Seres is an artist, preparator and culture-worker based in Portland, Oregon. His activities range from woodworking and custom fabrication to administrative and curatorial project management for museums, non-profits, commercial galleries, colleges, small alternative spaces and for himself.
Spencer makes research-based and socially-engaged projects that look at the intersection of broad systems with the daily and the personal. Spencer is interested city infrastructure, international time standards, and submarine cables. These often opaque or invisible structures allow us to connect, and inform how we think about and move around to built environment.
Spencer recently published a book of Yelp reviews about Herman the Sturgeon, a 70 year old white Sturgeon held in captivity at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. That work coincides with his quarterly news letter Sturgeon Paper, which investigates fishing related topics in the Northwest. He has also found new purpose as an canvasser, surveying his neighborhood about their opinions on art, and asking artists to envision an artist utopia.
For more info: spencerbyrne-seres.info
He recently made an experimental documentary with Roz Crews:
Writing about convenience stores:
And making bootleg Oblique Strategy cards