At first glance, it seems as if Casey Spooner was born into the art realm. And perhaps he was. Spooner didn’t begin with conventional training, which explains why he’s such a pioneer now. His mother was his art teacher, adopting an approach and theory in the 1970’s that was known as “Cybernetic Creativity.” It was in these early, impressionable years that Spooner developed his own beat.
In 1989, he went on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After college, he stumbled into Doorika, a performance arts collective based in Chicago and New York City. It was there that he wrote and produced original content from ’91-’98. His acclaimed band, Fischerspooner, transpired following his time at Doorika.
It almost feels otherworldly for an individual to have the accolades and energy of Spooner. He’s a video-artist and experimental theater performer, but that’s only scratching the surface. His fervor for flourishing in every medium he can get his hands on is refreshing and intriguing. It is his vibrant mind and unapologetic energy that propelled him and college friend Warren Fischer into electroclash duo Fischerspooner. With the success of Spooner’s musical act, it’s expected to settle there, but he always strays away from the expected. From photographing Chloë Sevigny for XOXO Magazine, to co-directing the 2012 independent film ‘Dust,’ Spooner isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, there are some channels that he’s just getting started on.