Biography

1942 Born
1960 Enroled at Bath Academy of Art
1964 Reliefs shown for the first time, at the AIA gallery
1965 First solo show, at the Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
1969 Co-founded the Systems Group, alongside effrey Steele, David Saunders and Malcolm Hughes
First Systems show, in Helsinki
1972 Touring Systems show, organised by the British Council
1977 Invited to join Arbeitskreis
1980s Organised a series of exhibitions and lectures as a member of Exhibiting Space
1990 Founded Countervail
1997 Married Malcolm Hughes
1998 Both Hughes and Spencer died

Selected solo exhibitions

1965 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
1969 The Arts Centre, University of Sussex
1974 Didsbury College of Education, Manchester
1980 Sally East Gallery, London
1986 Galerie Grare, Paris
1994 Galerie Vromans, Gebouw Atrium, Amsterdam
2000 Tate, London (Jean Spencer and Malcolm Hughes Memorial Exhibition)
2006 The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle
2014 Redfern Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions

1964 AIA Gallery, London, 'Kenneth Robinson, Jean Spencer and Michael Tyzak'
1966 Nottingham, 'Midland Group'
Axiom Gallery, London, 'Constructions'
1967 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores 6'
1969 Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, 'Systeemi'
1971 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 'Matrix'
1972 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'Systems'
1973 Polytechnic of Central London, 'Systems II'
1975 Kunstcentrum Badhuis, Gorinchem, 'Rational Concepts: English and Dutch Drawing'
1977 Museo di Mirabello, Varese, 'Sul Concetto di Serie'
1978 Warehouse Gallery, London, 'Constructive Context'
Galerie Circulus, Bonn, 'Prinzip Seriell: der IAFKIG und Freunde'
Walker Art Gallery, 'John Moores 11'
1979 Motovun, Yugoslavia, 'Transforacije papira'
Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern, 'Kunstlerbucher'
1980 Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, 'Modern British Abstracts'
Polytechnic of Central London, 'Arbeitskreis: Motovun 79'