Project Description

 

Judith Foosaner

b. 1940

Judith Foosaner’s images are filled with biomorphic forms, plant accumulation, and calligraphic marks, allowing the subtlety of line and shadow to aspire towards lyrical and rhythmic movements. Working exclusively in black, Foosaner creates expressive line drawings on paper, adding black paint throughout.  She then slices and reassembles the drawings as collages on canvas. The resulting works capture a tension between gesture and geometry, hand and grid; swirling light and dark forms interrupted by thin pasted rectangles.

Foosaner received her MFA from University of California-Berkeley. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across the country and abroad. Included in the collections of San Diego Fine Art Museum; Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA; The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, HI; Newport Harbor Art Museum in Newport Harbor, CA; The Oakland Museum in Oakland, CA; as well as many other museums and corporate collections. She currently lives and works Berkeley, California.

EDUCATION
1968
MFA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1964
BA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
HONORS AND AWARDS
1989
Fellowship, Artist in Residence, Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1989
Panelist, College Art Association, San Francisco, CA, Drawing as a Major Medium
1983
Yaddo Fellowship, Spring Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Judith Foosaner: Recent Works, Shasta College, Redding, CA
2014
Then Again, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012
Breaking and Entering, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2011
Breaking and Entering, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011
Moving Violations, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, CA
2010
Step In Time, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010
Night Flight: Collage Drawings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
Crossing the Line, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007
Travel by Night, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA
2006
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2005
Gallery 276, San Francisco, CA
2005
Pamela Skinner Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
2004
Spheris Gallery, Bellows Falls, CT
2003
Carl Cherry Center for the Fine Arts, Carmel, CA
2002
b. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA
2001
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
2001
R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2001
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
1999
R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999
Evolving Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
1997
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1997
Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995
D. P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA
1995
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1994
Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993
Littlejohn Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1992
Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982
Wenger Gallery, San Diego, CA
1982
Rolando Castellon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981
John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1980
Wenger Gallery, San Diego, CA
1979
Wenger Gallery, San Diego, CA
1978
Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
1977
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1975
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1973
Wenger Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1971
Wenger Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Way Bay, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2017
3 WAYS; Judith Foosaner, Jimi Gleason, Thomas Zitzwitz,” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2016
Spatial Contrasts, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2015
Synergy, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2014
Bay Area Artists Tour, McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX
2013
Still Point, Robert F. Agrella Gallery, Santa Rosa Community College, Santa Rosa, CA
2011
Gallery Selections, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2011
Gallery Selections, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010
Dynamic Equilibrium: Drawings, Paintings & Collages, San Francisco School Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009
Well-Tempered, R.B Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2009
B&Wx5, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009
Draw The Line, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005
Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2005
Monterey Museum, Monterey, CA
2005
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2004
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2003
Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY
2003
Spheris Gallery, Walpole, NH
2000
Art Alive, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2000
The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Illuminated Under the White Light: 8 Painters, R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1998
Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, CA
1996
Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995
Eloquent Line, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
1994
Morley Gallery, London, England
1994
Drawing ’94: Explorations, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1993
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
1993
Littlejohn-Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Littlejohn-Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1992
(Basically) Black and White, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1992
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
1992
National Drawing Association, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1991
Pattern Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1991
Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991
Works on Paper, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990
National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1990
Helander Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1989
Annual Collector’s Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1989
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
Order and Intuition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1988
Linear Link, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
1987
Littlejohn-Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1987
Bay Area Drawing, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1987
Bay Area Artists—Small Works Invitational, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987
The Ethnic Idea—An Artistic Genesis, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1986
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985-86
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, CA. Curated by Clement Greenberg, Nancy Hoffman and John Perreault, Drawing National, Catalogued in Syracuse Scholar, Fall 1985. Traveling to: University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Moody Art Gallery, University of Alabama, University, AL; Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
1985
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, CCAC Faculty Show
1984
Newspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984
Gestural Drawing I: Bay Area Artists, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1982
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1982
Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA
1981
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981
Rutgers National Works on Paper, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
1981
Small Works National ’81, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY
1981
Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1980
Van Doren Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980
Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
1980
Santa Rosa Community College, Santa Rosa, CA
1979
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1978
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1978
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
1978
Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
1977
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1977
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1976
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1976
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1976
Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1975
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
1974
Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1969
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1969
San Diego Fine Art Museum, San Diego, CA
1968
Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1967
Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
COLLABORATIONS
1990
Marking Time, a site-specific installation celebrating time’s multi-dimensionality by Judith Foosaner and Susan Leibovitz Steinman. Sponsored by the Kala Institute of Berkeley, California.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1995
Judith Foosaner: Works on Paper, published by David Spencer, Little Rock, Arkansas; Essay by Bill Berkson
1993
Judith Foosaner: Selected Works, published by David Spender, Little Rock, Arkansas; Essay by Bill Berkson.
1991
Quarry West 28, Porter College, University if California, Santa Cruz, CA
1990
National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Townsend Wolfe.
1985
Syracuse Scholar/Everson Museum of Art Drawing National, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Clement Greenberg, Nancy Hoffman, and John Perreault.
1984
Gestural Drawing I: Bay Area Artists, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Andrea Liss at Newspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981
Small Works National, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Betty Parsons, Director of Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, at the Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY
1981
Rutgers National ’81, Works on Paper, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Louise Bourgeois, Lloyd Goodrich and Jan Van der Marck at the Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ
1978
Mixed Media on Paper, catalogue for the exhibition curated by Elizabeth Sher at the Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
TEACHING
2003-2004
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
2002
University of California, Davis, CA
1994-2001
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1993
Wimbledon School of Art, London, England
1977-1993
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1975-1977
University of California, Berkeley, CA
1970-1975
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Shanghai Music Conservatory, Shanghai, China
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, CA
Sam Diego Fine Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Albuquerque Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
3-M Corporation, St. Paul, MN
United Gas Pipeline, Houston, TX
Shaklee Company, San Francisco, CA
Brobeck, Phleger and Company, San Francisco, CA
White, Weld & Company, San Francisco, CA
U. S. Venture Partners, Menlo Park, CA
Oral-B, San Francisco, CA
The Lurie Company, San Francisco, CA

The Painting Imperative: In Conversation with Judith Foosaner
Judith Foosaner’s practice can be described as a dedicated and relentless study of linear qualities through various media. Frances McCormack of The Painting Imperative sits down with Foosaner in her Sacramento studio to talk about her formative years, and how line (as a universal symbol of expression) eventually captured her attention.

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