Born and educated in New York, Josie Spencer studied sculpture in Florence, at the Academia della Sculptura with Antonio Berti. At Sarah Lawrence College, New York, Josie studied sculpture with Ezio Martinelli and art history with William Rubin, Curator of the Museum of Modern Art.
Josie then furthered her knowledge of sculpture and antiquities in Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, India and the former USSR.
Before becoming a student at the New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, she studied anatomy and drawing at the Art Students League. Josie later became a Board Member and Vice-Chair of The New York Studio School.
In the seven years before leaving New York for London, she exhibited at a number of group and one-person shows in New York at galleries in Soho and Chelsea. Josie works in her own West London studio.