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Born 1943 in France

Olga Spiegel was born in France while her family was in hiding after fleeing Belgium during the war. She moved to New York City in 1964. Nurtured by psychedelic art, surrealism and science fiction, Spiegel has created a unique visual language where she can present, in her own words, “…spaces of wonder that point to ever changing notions of the Universe and our sense of Being….” Her oil paintings dating from the 1960s to present day reveal the full spectrum of her styles and imagery. 

Olga Spiegel studied briefly at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels before enrolling at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London from 1962 to 1964. In 1973, she attended a seminar at the School of Fantastic Realism in Vienna with artist Ernst Fuchs. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently in the New York-based group shows Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, 1986-1995 curated by Fred Tomaselli at the Outsider Art Fair and Psychedelic Landscape at Eric Firestone Gallery.


Academie Royal Des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, BE
Saint Martins School of the Arts, London, UK
School of Fantastic Realism, Old Masters Technique Seminar, Vienna, AT


L’ infini de Vos Reves, Galerie D’ Art du Fantastique de L’imaginaire

Art for Art’s Sake, Awas Cultural Center, Belgium

Island Sea & People Scapes, Cocoloba Gallery, Anguilla, UK

Jardin et Paysages Inattendus, Petit COQ, Galerie, Brussels, BE

From Crystal Cities to Chasing Rainbows, Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock, New York, NY

Crystal Cities, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY

Archispaces, the 84 Mercer Street Loft, New York, NY

Romi Goldmunz Centrum, Antwerp, BE

P&M Larisey Gallery, Soho, New York, NY


Sacred Realms and Portals, Society for Art of Imagination
Psychedelic Landscapes, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY
Surreal Salon 14, Baton Rouge Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, curated by Fred Tomaselli, Outsider Art Fair, New York, NY

Representational Fantastic, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
International Surrealism Now, Figueira da Foz, PT

Visionary Art Trip, Moscow, Russia
Weaving Worlds, New York, NY
Dreams and Divinities, The World Ayahuasca Conference, Girona, ESP

Galerie Expression, Caraman, France
Sympathetic Magic, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Women & Friends of Women, Hob Art Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Visionary Alchemy, One Art Space, New York, NY
International Surrealism Now, Musee Multimedia Poros, Portugal, ESP
Imagination Reigns Society for Art of Imagination Karja’s Art Space, Ubud, Bali, ID

Timeless Imagination, Imanaka Interiors, the Lally Gallery at the Erewash Museum, Derbyshire, England
Fantastische Kunst II Gallerie- Flox. Art for Peace, Dreams & Divinities & Art of Imagination Friese, Kirchau, DE
International Surrealism Now, Musee Multimedia Poros, Portugal, ESP
A Legacy of Light~ Generations of Vision, Castle Gloggnitz, Austria
Art for Peace, Dreams & Divinities & Art of Imagination, Atelier Gustave, Paris, FR

Canadian Society for Art of Imagination, Eco-musee du Fier Monde, Montreal, Quebec, CA
Surrealism Now, Museum Da Cidade De Aveiro, Aveiro, PT
11th Women International Show and Women Yearbook 2015, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

Luso- America’s Surrealism of the 21st Century, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, Los Angeles, CA
Visionaries: Seers of the Soul, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Toronto Art for Peace, Toronto Society for Art of Imagination, Toronto, CA
International Surrealism Now, Medieval Palace of Paco Ega, Condeixa-a-Nova, PT
Luso- American, Surrealism of the 21rst Century, Lumin-Arte Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Psychedelic and Beyond, Los Angeles, CA
Visionary Experience, San Francisco, CA
International Surrealism Now, The Roque Gameiro House, Amadora, Lisbon, PT
Art Imaginar, Germany
International Exhibition of Fantastic and Visionary Art, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

Visionaries, the Art of the Fantastic, QCC Art gallery, Queensborough College, Oakland Gardens, NY
Vienna Exhibition and International Conference on the future of Fantastic and Visionary Art, The Society for Art of Imagination, Palais Palffy, Phantasten Museum, Vienna, AT
Fantastic Generations, Uncommon Visions, Internationales Phantasten Museum, Wien, AT

Glimpse Enigmatic Visions, William Bennett Gallery, New York, NY

5 Decades of the Fantastic, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL
Draw, Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, Mexico City, MX
Energy Radiance, Gallery Fifty Six, Memphis, TN
Ancient Civilisations/Alien Technologies, Temple of Visions Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fifty Years Fantastic, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, UK
Energy Art Salon, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art of Vision, Seed Gallery, Newark NJ
Venice Carnival, Interart Gallery, Society for Art of Imagination, New York, NY
Miniatures & Other Small Masterpieces, Gallery Fantasmus, Sæby, Denmark

Fantasmus, Society for Art of Imagination, Sæby, Denmark
Brick Lane Gallery, London, ENG

The Mall Gallery, Society for Art of Imagination, London, ENG
A Toast to Toast, Synagogue for the Arts, New York, NY
Where Science Meet Art, Society for Art of Imagination at Pennsylvania College of Technology

Flights of Imagination, HR Giger Museum, Gruyères, Switzerland
Gallery Icosahedron, New York, NY

Festival of Fantasy and Imagination, England
The Society for Art of Imagination at Lauderdale House, London, UK
The Inner Eye, InterArt Gallery, New York, NY
Myth, Magic & Meaning, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

From Here to Eternity, Photo District Gallery, New York, NY
Myth Magic & Metaphor, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Manning Regional Gallery, Manning, New South Wales, ASTL
TBC Parramatta Heritage Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, ASTL
The Mythic Quest, an online show organised by Susanne Iles
Diego Victorio Gallery, Miami

Digital Splash, Juried Exhibition
Dates and Venues for the Visionary & Fantastic Art
Global Arts Link / Ipswitch Regional Gallery
Ipswitch/Brisbane, Queensland
Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, New South Wales, ASTL
Brave Destiny, WAH Center, Brooklyn, New York
Gallery at Cork Street, London, ENG
The Diary Project, St Petersburg, St Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York, NY

Into the Light, Photo District Gallery, Digital Art, New York, NY
Celebrating Our Diversity, Multicultural Exhibition at the African American Museum, Hempstead, NY

Visionary Art Exhibition, The Orange Regional Art Gallery, a Public Art’s Museum, Orange, NSW, ASTL

The Art of Imagination, Mall Galleries, London, ENG

Spirit Ecco, St. Mark’s Church, Visual Arts Program, New York, NY

We the People, 2nd Annual Multicultural Art Exhibit, The African American Museum, Hempstead, NY

Inner Dimensions/ Outer Limits, curated by Olga Spiegel, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY

Belgian State of Mind, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery, Moss Vale, ASTL

Visions of Unreality / Surreal and Fantastic Competition, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

56th National Mid-Year Exhibition, curated by Terry Dintenfass, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Gallerie Olin, Belgium

Tempera Gallery, Belgium
Into the Future, Invitational, Olympia & York, NY

Doors of Perception, Invitational, Susan Cooper Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Redefining Visionary Art, Doma Gallery, NY
7th Annual Juried Exhibition, curator Kim Levin, Pleiades Gallery, NY
Prayers for Peace, Invitational, White Light Gallery, NY
Crystals, Sponsor Shirley MacLaine, Beverley Hills, CA

Revelations, 2nd Juried Exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, NY

68th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Holiday Show, Air Gallery, New York, NY
Planetary Congress/ Center for Peace, curated by Jeff Bergen, Toronto, CA
Alien, Invitational, Sponsor: Omni Magazine, at the Planetarium, NY

New York Visionaries, Invitational, Graham Gallery, New York, NY

Space Artistry, Invitational, Sponsor: Omni Magazine, Marshall Fields Gallery, Chicago, IL
World within Worlds, Invitational, Illuminarium Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fabian Gallery, New York NY
Quantum Gallery, New York, NY

Surreal Fantasy, Hansen Gallery, New York, NY

Women’s Museum Group, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY
Cornell University/ Alumini Tour, Artist’s Open Studio, New York, NY

Dworken Gallery, Visionary Art, NY
Der Akt in der Fantastichen Kunst, AT


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