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Art by both high profile and emerging artists are presented in the Spencer Gallery; artists and themes directly relate to the curricula of the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The mission of this gallery is to provide our students a unique experiential learning environment to stimulate critical thinking and creative inspiration. While studying art history, they are surrounded by works of contemporary art.

The gallery was donated by W. Thomas and Suzanne M. Spencer.

Zoe Matthiessen: Ecocide

Thursday, October 4, 2018- Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gallery Hours: 

  • Monday, Wednesday – 12 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:  2 – 4 p.m.

Closed on: 

  • October 8
  • November 21 – 25
  • December 22 – January 2
  • January, 21

Zoe Matthiessen Exhibit Overview

Zoe Matthiessen:  Ecocide, features 20 original illustrations from the award winning artist Zoe Matthiessen.  The exhibition is located in the Spencer Presentation Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College. 

Zoe Matthiessen Background

Ms. Matthiessen is a self-taught artist living in New Haven, Connecticut, and was recently accepted into the Society of Illustrator’s 60th Annual Exhibition and chosen to be included in American Illustration 37. Ms. Matthiessen contributes regularly to both The American Bystander and to The Nation, has produced work for The Environmental Defense Fund, and has held her weekly spot “Ecocide” in New Haven Independent for the past year.

Selected as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Artists of 2018" by Art New England Magazine, her work also made the cover of the March/April issue of the print publication. Deeply concerned with political and environmental issues, she remains hopeful despite all evidence to the contrary, creating art to raise awareness and to effect change.

Upcoming Artist Talk

Please join us on Thursday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m. for an artist talk in the Spencer Presentation Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts.  Ms. Matthiessen will discuss her work, inspiration, and also do a question and answer period.  A light reception will follow.  The exhibition, gallery talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions regarding Zoe Matthiessen: Ecocide, or would like to schedule a group gallery visit, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or


Gallery Images

Ink on Paper, digital color
Zoe Matthiessen
Ink on paper
Zoe Matthiessen
Bird Gone Fish In
Ink and Water Color on Paper
Zoe Matthiessen
The Last Straw
Ink on Paper
Zoe Matthiessen
Trail Mix
Ink on Paper
Zoe Matthiessen