Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, educator and art museum professional. In November 2002, he was appointed Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada's largest art museum. Previously he served as Professor of Art, Florida State University and Director of the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida. Spalding has taught at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; York University; The Banff Centre; and The University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He has been an invited artist and guest speaker internationally, and has delivered lectures at the majority of art institutions in Canada.