Artist Vaughn Spann


Anthony Alvarez

Growing up in Orange, New Jersey, and later attending Rutgers University–Newark where he earned a B.F.A. in studio art, Vaughn Spann was keenly aware of the urban environments around him. The remembered textures, shapes, materials, and colors play into his oversized mixed-media abstractions, which are getting rave reviews and lots of exposure in art galleries from New York to Los Angeles to London. Spann NCAS’14, who received an M.F.A. from Yale School of Art, also creates portraits, equally vivid in color, impact, and the creative use of materials. Learn more at