Spencer has a Bachelors degree in Visual Media and Cinema Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C.
While at The American University, Spencer was sponsored by Czech author and screenwriter Arnost Lustig to attend the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze) or FAMU, the 5th oldest film school in the world, where he studied with luminaries of Czech and European cinema.
Additionally, during his undergraduate studies, he was one of 13 students from across the U.S. selected by author and presidential historian, Dr. Douglas Brinkley, for "The Majic Bus," a collegiate experiential learning program in American Road Literature, Geography of the American Civil Rights Struggle, American Intellectual History, and American Social history.
On "The Majic Bus," Spencer and colleagues traveled most of the United States on the first natural gas powered bus, spending time and studying with Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Bo Diddley, Townes Van Zandt, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rita Dove, Arthur Schlessinger Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hubert Selby, Jr., Ramblin' Jack Elliot, William vanden Heuvel, Robert Hunter, Steven Soderbergh, Kerry Kennedy, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Steven Ambrose, Jimmy and Rosyln Carter, Chris Felver, T. Boone Pickens, Alice Brock, William Kennedy, Chuck Berry, Waylon Jennings, Hamilton Jordan, Larry Woiwode, John Kenneth Galbraith, Kinky Friedman, Melba Pattillo Beals, Liz Gilbert, Tom McGuane and many others.
Spencer’s work has raised thousands of dollars to benefit emerging artist grants, not-for-profit galleries, and organizations providing resources to the art world as a whole.
His commissioned films and music videos have been featured in W Magazine, The Atlantic, Brooklyn Vegan, Fact Magazine, the Zoe Report, as well as in film festivals nationwide.
Spencer’s work has also been direct inspiration for couture fashion, seen in multiple seasons on the runways of New York Fashion week, as well as the Emmy’s red carpet in Los Angeles.
Fall 2019, for the 3rd year in a row, Spencer’s work was in the group show Social Photography VII at Carriage Trade Gallery in New York, curated by Peter Scott.
June, 2019 his work Inversion #14, 2017 was auctioned on Paddle8.com to benefit the Center for Art Law in New York.
Also in 2019, one of Spencer’s images was selected for inclusion in the upcoming publication Simultaneous Soloists, on the work of Anthony McCall. To be published by Pioneer Press, New York.
September - October of 2016, Spencer exhibited in "Sensing Place" at Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York, curated by Chris Davison and Kevin Kearns.
In January, 2016, he was selected to exhibit and speak on his work at the New York Public Library's "Librarian's Choice," curated by Fred Gutzeit.
In 2015 Spencer edited and sound designed Rashid Johnson’s film “Samuel in Space,” commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.