2014    Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA: MFA Painting
2008   Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA: BS in Art Education
2006   Temple University, Rome Campus


2021    “Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial”, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2020   “Enough is Enough”, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             “Tiny Biennale”, Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

2017     “Priority Mail”, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016     “Trestle Art Benefit!”, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              “Sage Reunion”, BLAM Projects, Brooklyn, NY

              Governors Island Art Fair, Governor’s Island, NY
              “Small Works”, Trestle Gallery, Curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Brooklyn, NY

              “The Woodmere Annual: 75th Juried Exhibition”, Woodmere Art Museum, 
               Curated by Odili Odita, Philadelphia, PA

              “$pling” (solo) Wind Challenge Exhibition 3, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
                Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

              “Birth of a Nation”, Inter Art Center, Curated by Fion Gunn, Beijing, China

2015     “Open Call” Lorimoto, Brooklyn, NY

              “The Woodmere Annual: 74th Juried Exhibition”, Woodmere Art Museum,
               Curated by Steven and Billy Dufala, Philadelphia,  PA

              “Momenta Art Spring Benefit”, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

              “Victory for Tyler”, The Icebox, Curated by Anthony Elms, Philadelphia, PA

              “Good Neighbors”, Berman Museum of Art, Curated by Ginny Kollak, Collegeville, PA

2014     “Point of Departure”, Gallery 1708, Curated by Emily Smith, Richmond, VA

             “MARS”, New Boone, Philadelphia, PA

             “Color”, BWAC Gallery, Curated by Lauren Hinkson, Brooklyn, NY

             “RSVP”, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  

            “The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition”, Woodmere Art Museum,
             Curated by Sarah McEneaney, Philadelphia,  PA

            “SEMICOLON small works show”, New Boone, Philadelphia, PA

            “Me Painting Show” (solo), Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2013    “The Engagement Party”, Tyler School of Art, Curated by Dona Nelson,
              Philadelphia, PA

            “The Sublime Revisited”, Ann Street Gallery, New Burgh, NY

            “Low Rumble”, Gallery 102, Philadelphia, PA

            “Soft Chairs and Screens” (solo), Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts,        
              Millville, NJ

2012   “Slideluck Potshow III”, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

            “Slideluck Potshow II”, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA  

            “Emergence”, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

2011     “John Doe Puzzles” (solo), LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  

            “Philly Photo Day”, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA 

            “Venture”, The Vault Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2018   Bronx Museum of Arts AIM Fellowship, Bronx, NY

2017   Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

2016   Fleisher Wind Challenge Recipient, Philadelphia, PA   

2015   Painting Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2014   Maurice Freed Memorial Prize, Woodmere Art Museum

            Dedalus Foundation Grant Nominee, Tyler School of Art

2013   Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art

            Graduate Project Completion Grant, Temple University

2012   Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art

            Dean's Grant, Tyler School of Art


2019-Present     Adjunct Professor, Penn State Brandywine, Intro to Drawing and Painting

2019                     Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia Sketchbook 

2014-2015           Adjunct Professor, Penn State Brandywine, Intro to Drawing and Painting

2012                     Picasso Grant Appointment at William Harrison Elementary School,
                               School District of Philadelphia, PA.

2008-2010          Full Time Art Teacher at William Harrison Elementary School,
                               School District of Philadelphia, PA.

2007-2008         Arts Coordinator at Travelers Aid Family Services and Shelter,
                               Philadelphia, PA.

2016-2018   Registrar at Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY

2015-2016   Preparator for Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2014-2015   Studio Assistant for Odili Odita, Philadelphia PA


2017     Visiting Artist & Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

2015    “Me Painting Talk”, Visiting Artist & Lecture, Ursinus College,  Collegeville, PA.

             Visiting Artist & Lecture, Saint Josephs University, Philadelphia, PA.

2014    “Point of Departure”, Panel Discussion on Contemporary Painting,
              Moderated by Emily Smith,  Gallery 1708, Richmond, VA


2017   Cascade, Sarah. “11 Things to See in New York This Week.” artnet News 17 Jul. 2017

2016   Seele, Todd. “Wandering around Bushwick's Second International Gallery Biennial.”
             Hyperallergic 24 Oct. 2016

             Meehan, Megan. “Interview with artist Raphael Fenton-Spaid.” Blasting News
              17 Oct. 2016   

             Newhall, Edith. “Woodmen Annual show: A vast art portrait of the city”
               The Philadelphia Inquirer 3 Jul. 2016 : Print

             Mercer, Dominic. “Wind Challenge Family Ties.” 9 May 2016

2015    Newhall, Edith. “Woodme Art Museum: Annual Exhibit a Display of Quirky                
              Aesthetics” The Philadelphia Inquirer 13 Jul. 2015 : Print

2014    Newhall, Edith. “Ursine Show Makes a Strong Statement.” Rev of Good Neighbors.
              The Philadelphia Inquirer 28 Dec. 2014 : Print

             Carroll, Michael. “Desire To Explore The Unknown - MARS At New Boon(e).”
               Geist-Magazine 17 Sept. 2014       

            Barnabi, Rebecca. “Point Of Departure Begins At Gallery 1708.”
             7 Sept. 2014

            Findlay, Lauren. “Big Impacts and Subtle Statements.” The Artblog 20 Aug. 2014

            Gibbs, Garron. “Portfolio Review: Raphael Fenton-Spaid.” Concrete Cakes 17 Aug. 2014

2013    Hummel, Jack. “Third Friday in Millville.” South Jersey Times 5 Feb. 2013

2012    Brewer, Don. “Third Friday.” DoNArTNeWs 29 Jan. 2012

2011    Schwartz, Chip. “Visually Stunning and Socially Conscious Duo at LGTripp.”
              KnightArts 10 Nov. 2011

            Newhall, Edith.  “Galleries: A New Look at the Wireman, and Three Solo Shows.”
             Rev. of John Doe Puzzles. The Philadelphia Inquirer 6 Nov. 2011: Print (Image).

            Anzilotti, Ellie. “Thank God it's (First) Friday.” 34th Street Magazine 3 Nov. 2011