Resume updated Feb, 2012
STEVEN D. FOSTER
3906 Chatham Lane
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Art Department / Photography Area, 1972-1975
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Art Department and Film Department,
Photography Area, 1975-2007 (Originated the Photography Area and Curriculum)
Retired May, 2007 and moved to Canandaigua, NY, July, 2008.
M.F.A. University of New Mexico, 1972
B.S. Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968
A.A.S. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1965
2012: Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY Jan. 6 - Feb. 25 Selections from: The Departing Landscape, Abstract Photographs, The Lake Series, Images of Eden click here
2012: Music Video Panalure - "Im Not Thinking About You" (using photographs from my Triadic Memories Project) click here
2004: Triadic Memories, Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee April-June. click here
2002: Triads and Quartets, Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee click here
2002: Envirionmental Law & Policy Center, Chicago (May 10) Retrospective
2001: Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago “The Garage Series” (shown with a separate exhibit of building facade photographs by Harry Callahan) click here
2000: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee (two person show with Tom Bamberger) Garage Series
1999: Artspace, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Studies click here
1998: Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago Studies click here
1998: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Triadic Visual Poems
1996: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Studies
1996: Ehlers Caudill Callery, Chicago (Studies, three mini-solo shows: Dec. 95; Jan 96; Feb. 96)
1994: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Thing Centered Photographs
1992: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Color Dyptichs
1991: Ehlers-Caudill Gallery, Chicago Color Dyptichs
1990: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee The River Series
1988: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Family Life Series
1988: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 12 Year Retrospective
1985: Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota-Duluth Images of Eden
1985: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee City Places & Images of Eden
1984: Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wis. (with Tom Bamberger) Lake Series
1984: Perihelion Gallery, Milwaukee (with John McWilliams) Dream Portraits
1982: Art Institute of Chicago (100 print Retrospective 1975-1982, curated by David Travis)
1982: Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago Lake Series
1982: Swen Parsen Gallery, Northern Illinois University-Dekalb Negative Prints
1982: Perihelion Gallery, Milwaukee Intimate Landscapes
1980: Frumkin Gallery, Chicago Negative Prints
1979: Bradly Gallery, Milwaukee: Photographs by Steven Foster & Watercolors by Laurence Rathsack
1978: Renaissance Society Galleries, University of Chicago Steve Lacy Series
1978: Nexus Gallery, Atlanta The Steve Lacy Series, 1977
1975: Columbia College, Chicago Photography Gallery The Georgia Woods Series 1974
1975: Nexus Gallery, Atlanta The Georgia Woods Series 1974 & leaf collages by his son, Shaun Foster “A One Man-One Child Exhibition”
1974: Nexus Gallery, Emergence
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected, invitationals)
2011: Exploring Photographic Style, High Museum, Atlanta - from the Collection
2007: Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
2007: “Place of the Transcommon” Inova/Vogel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2006: Art Institute of Chicago “Photographs by the Score: Personal Visions Twenty Some Years Apart”
2004: Art Institute of Chicago “Pieced Together: Photomontage from the Collection”
2004: Milwaukee Art Museum “Super Hits of the 70’s” Permanent Collection show
2003: Fassbender Stevens Gallery, Chicago (select group show of gallery artists)
2002: Madison Art Center “Wisconsin Triennial 2002”
2001: Art Institute of Chicago “Sight-Set-Sequence”
2000: Art Institute of Chicago “Crossing the Line”
2000: “Work in Progress: The Madison Art Center Collects”
2000: “Factory Soiree” Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct.
2000: “Variations on a Theme” Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee
1999: “Under Construction” Milwaukee Art Museum
1999: Carol Ehlers Gallerly, Chicago,
1999: Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Arts Center, Madison
1998: Atlanta Photography Group Gallery: “First Light: The Nexus Photographers 1973-1978”
1998: Milwaukee Art Museuem, recent acquisitions exhibition
1997: Milwaukee Art Museum group exhibition "Wisconsin Art Since 1990: Selection from the Permanent Collection”
1997: Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, Summer Exhibition "Water"
1997: Milwaukee Art Museum "An Other History of Photography" exhibition from the permanent collection
1997: Art Institute of Chicago, recent acquisitions
1997: Madison Art Center, recent acquisitions.
1996: “Photography from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois” Madison Art Center.
1996: "City Stories: 150 Years of Photography in Milwaukee" Milwaukee Art Museum
1996: Michael Lord Gallery
1996: Milwaukee Art Museum, "A History of Photography" curated by Tom Bamberger, Milwaukee Art Museum
1995: Traveling Exhibition: Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Recipients: Miller Gallery, Madison; UW-Whitewater Fine Arts Gallery, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Gallery
1995: Madison Art Center, "Photography from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illionis" (38 prints from "Studies")
1995: PhotoCollect, NYC, featured contemporary photographer in spring exhibition
1994: Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, '94 Benefit Auction-Exhibition
1994: "Locations" Fredrick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
1991: Mayor's Office, Invitational, Milwaukee
1991: "Verging on Emergence: A Milwaukee Artists Invitational," University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Art Museum
1990: Madison Arts Center, "Wisconsin Triennial"
1990: Emporia State University, Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia, Kansas, "Ten Photographers"
1990: Milwaukee Art Museum, " A Decade of Wisconsin Art Acquiaitions"
1989: "Natural Beauty," First Bank Milwaukee Gallery, with J.P. Atterberry and Gregory Conniff
1988: Milwaukee Art Museum, "100 Years of Wisconsin Art"
1988: Burden Gallery, NYC, "Swimmers," exhibition organized by Aperture traveled two years
1987: Madison Arts Center, "Wisconsin Triennial"
1987: Milwaukee Art Museum, "Five Photographers"
1986: Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1986: Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe: "The Poetics of Space"
1985: Pace/McGill Gallery, New York City
1985: Photographic Resource Center at Boston University: "Photomosaics: The Landscape Reconstructed"
1983: Sante Fe Winter Film and Photography Exposition
1981: Walker Art Center: Fourteen Mid-Western Photographers
1981: Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography: New American Photography
1979: Art Institute of Chicago: American Photography of '70's
1979: Madison Arts Center, 4th Presidential Invitational Exhibition, Madison, Wi.
1978: Milwuakee Arts Center, Wisconsin Directions 2
1978: Documenta, Syracuse, NY with Richard Blau and Robert Muffoletto
1978: Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wi Midwest Photographers
1977: Perihelion Gallery, Milwaukee
1976: Water Street Art Gallery, Milwaukee Four Brides of Stieglitz - Photographys by Steven Foster, Dick Blau, Tom Uttech, Jan Arnow
1975: Nine Contemporary Photographers, Art Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta
1974: High Museum, Artists in Georgia
1973: Temple University Art Gallery, The Document
1972: Nexus Gallery, Atlanta
1969: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY Vision and Expression
1967: Underground Gallery, New York City, January 12-29 with Roger Mertin and Alice Wells “3”
2009: Beckett's Proust/Deleuze's Proust, eds. Mary Bryden, Margaret Topping; Palgrave MacMillian: 10 of my photographs in an essay by Clark Lunberry ‘Staring Sightlessly’: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence”
2007: Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Fall issue, 9 photographs with an essay by Clark Lunberry “Staring Sightlessly”: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence.
2005: “Foster’s Work Shines at UWM” article and reproduction by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Art Critic Mary Louise Schumacher, Sunday Cue section, September 25
2004: “Foster’s photographs set tone with the music” review of solo show at Michael Lord Gallery by James Auer, Milwaukee Sentinel art critic. April 28.
2004: “Remembrance of Things Present: Steven Foster’s Repetition Series Photographs, Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories” by Clark Lunberry, long illustrated essay found on the Morton Feldman Page website
2002: Cover art for CD: Morton Feldman “Violin and String Quartet” Fong Rangzen Quartet
2001: The Writer: June, 2001. Three color Photos from “The River Series” 1990 to accompany an article on poetry “In the Moment” by James Applewhite.
2001: New Art Examiner March, 2001: review of show at Michael Lord Gallery, with Tom Bamberger
2001: New City-Chicago March 2/9 2001: review of show at Carol Ehlers Gallery
2001: Art on Paper July/August 2001 review of show at Carol Ehlers Gallery
2000: Milwaukee Journal, Cue section, Oct. 15, interview and article by James Auer regarding he two person show by Tom Bamberger and Steven Foster at the Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee Oct/Nov 2000.
1999: Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center
1999: Madison Art Center (cover of Sept/Oct/Nov quarterly for Triennial)
1999: John Michael Kohler Arts Center bi-monthly calendar (March/Arpil & May/June)
1998: Chicago Reader, July 10,1998: “Piece Work: Steven Foster at Carol Ehlers Gallery” by Fred Camper. Large article with two reproductions.
1998: New City Verve, July 2, 1998: Short review of exhibition at Carol Ehlers Gallery with recommendation by reviewer Michael Weinstein.
1996: The New Art Examineer, Chicago arts publication, March 96, review: "New Photography From Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois" at the Madison Art Center, by James Rhem. (Same review published in Art Muscle, Feb./March issue, 96)
1996: Milwaukee Magazine, August, 96, page 107, review "Pilgrams Progress, Studies by Milwaukee photographer Steven D. Foster" by R.M. Ryan.
1996: Darshan, December, 96, #117, inside cover, "Images of Eden" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, Cue 7E, review: "Exhibit of small-scal works makes a large-scale statement" by James Auer (with reproduction)
1996 Art Muscle, Milwaukee arts publication, October/November, Vol 11, 1, "Essay/Steve Foster/Studies." a poetic review by Nathan Guequierre (with seven reproductions).1996: Milwaukee Magazine, reproduction of image in article "Valley of Dreams" by Tony Hopfinger, August, 96.
1996: Photography from Wisconisn, Minnesota and Illinois, Madison Art Museum catalogue (and a Gallery Talk, February 9)
1995: Milwaukee Magazine, June, '95, feature photograph--lake collage--for essay on Milwaukee.
1994: Milwaukee Magazine, November '94, two images from the "Images of Eden Series"
1991: Series of three covers (full page covers, in color) for UW- Milwaukee University Outreach catalogues (Summer, Fall, Winter/Spring issues).
1990: The River Series: MAKOM VII, editioned boxed portfolio of 12 color photographs, Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1990: Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Arts Center.
1988: 100 Years of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee Art Museum.
1988: Swimmers, Aperture’s hard-cover book/catalogue for traveling exhibition
1987: Multiple Exposure: Five Photographers, Milwaukee Art Museum. Three reproductions, vita, and a text/transcript of dialogue between the five artists about the work in the exhibition.
1987: Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Arts Center.
1987: Editor's Choice II: Poetry, Fiction & Art from the U.S. Small Press.
1984: Chicago, ed. by Reginald Gibbons, a special issue (#60) of TRIQUARTERLY, an arts journal, Northwestern University. Portfolio of six reproductions.
1984: Clockwatch Review, ed. by James Plath, Vol. 2, No. 1, a journal of the arts, Driftwood Publications, Hartland, Wi. Portfolio of reproductions.
1984: Wisconsin Directions IV, Milwaukee Art Museum. One reproduction, statement,
1982: Steven D. Foster: The Lake Series, a booklet of sixteen reproductions, an artist's statement, and resume, co-published by the Art Institute of Chicago and TRIQUARTERLY, of Northwestern University
198l: Fourteen Mid-Western Photographers, Walker Art Center
198l: New American Photography, Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography
198l: Exposure, 19:1, Society for Photographic Education
1975: Nine Contemporary Photographers, Art Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, A portfolio of images and texts by each photographer, plus one of my images was used on the cover piece (included John McWilliams, Todd Walker, Sam Wang and others)
1971: AMERYKA, a publication from Poland about American photography. My image published in the Time-Life series The Print was used.
1970: Time-Life Photography Series, The Print (one image)
1969: Vision and Expression, book with show of same name, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
ARTIST TALKS (selected)
2001: Inova, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct. 18, 2001
2000: Center for Photography At Madison, talk and panel discussion on “Abstraction”
1997: “Photography from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois”
1997: Artist talk in the "Work-In-Progress" Series, sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum Photo Council, October 28, 97.
1988: "Lunch/Lecture" in conjunction with my retrospective exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
1986: Slide presentation of my work, University of Texas-Dallas
1985: Gallery talk and slide presentation on my work, the Tweed Museum, University of -Duluth
1983: Slide lecture on my work, Columbia College Photo Department, Chicago
1982: Art Institute of Chicago, slide lecture to the Photographic Society of the Art Institute in association with my solo exhibition there
FOUNDING MEMBER ARTIST-RUN PHOTO COOPERATIVE GALLERIES:
1972-75 Founding Member, active participant and exhibitor, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta
1976-83 Founding Member, active participant and exhibitor, Perihelion Gallery, Milwaukee
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Milwaukee Art Museum
Madison Arts Center, Madison, Wi.
High Museum, Atlanta
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Art Museum, University of New Mexico
Private Collections (including The First Bank System, Ray-O-Vac , Prudential Corp)
Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Fellowship Award, 1998 ($8,000)
Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artists Grant, 1994-95 ($3,500)
Milwaukee County Individual Artists Fellowship, 1990 ($10,000)
Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grants: l985/86, 82, 80, 78 ($2,000)
Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowship: l977 ($2,000)
Milwaukee Artists Foundation Project Grants: 1987, 84/85, 83
HISTORY OF GALLERY REPRESENTATION
I am currently represented by Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY. The gallery is inside LumierePhoto at 100 College Ave. Bill Edwards is the Gallery Director. A solo exhibition is scheduled to open January 6, 2012 thru February 25, 2012.
Carol Ehlers first represented my work in Chicago from 1978-2001 via the Frumkin Gallery – Chicago, and then later via the Carol Ehlers Gallery. She closed her gallery in 2001.
The Fassbender Stevens Gallery, Chicago represented my work from November 2002 through March 2003 when the gallery closed.
The Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee represented my work from 1983 through 2005 when the gallery closed.
The Michael Lord Gallery in Palm Springs, Calif. has reopened in January, 2010 in Palm Springs, Ca. He is holding some of my earlier work (Studies, Garage series, Lake series). See Artists link, then Foster at http://www.michaelhlordgallery.com
WEBSITES ( with visual representation )
a website I made to inform and protect against Hydrofracking in the NY Finger Lakes area
“Between the Senses.” A biographical article (June 2007) about me and my work posted on the UW-Milwaukee Homepage.
At the Clark Lunberry website see Staring Sightlessly which was a collaborative piece that includes 10 of my photos. Also see an essay on the music of Morton Feldman: Departing Landscapes: Morton Feldman’s String Quartet II and Triadic Memories
Available at this site: a good selection of the miniature Studies (1994-1999); the early gelatine silver print images from the Garage Series (1998-2001) and five photographs from the Lake Series (1981-82)
Images and texts for the Garage Series Quintets, 2001 from the 2001 exhibition website of the Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago. This link is from the Morton Feldman Page
My website is linked to the Morton Feldman Page, Art Links. http://www.cnvill.net/mfalinks.htm
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A PERSONAL HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Click here to see an illustrated, annotated chronology of my experiences in photography, including titles and dates of all photography projects completed between 1968 to the present.
Steven D. Foster - A Brief Bio
Steven D. Foster - Published biographical article
Radio Interview with Tish Pearlman "Out of Bounds" (available in archive soon)
Steven D. Foster - A Brief Bio
Steven D. Foster - Published biographical article
Radio Interview with Tish Pearlman "Out of Bounds" (available in archive soon)
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