Approved: 29.11.2016

Liz Foster

Artist, Community worker, Teacher

Approved: 29.11.2016

Primarily my work is about the potential of the materials I use. My training as a painter has given me an understanding of colour and mark-making which has runs throughout everything I do.

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Thoughts

     

    Biography

    Primarily my work is about the potential of the materials I use. My training as a painter has given me an understanding of colour and mark-making which has runs throughout everything I do.

    I believe Art is uniquely placed to both comment on and reflect our times. It is vitally important to creating successful and positive societies. As a woman artist I am also concerned with areas of the visual arts (and history) that have been under-valued or ignored. As such, I am particularly interested in sewing as an art-form, and combining it with painting, as they have a lot in common in terms of their use of colour, texture and skill.

    I’m not a thematic painter, I move between abstract and figurative work and don’t feel the need to be labeled either. Painting has endless possibilities, which ultimately makes it an incredibly difficult occupation and utterly wonderful at the same time. I want each piece I work on to be different and better than the last.  

    CV & Education

    TRAINING

    B.A. (hons) Drawing and Painting. Glasgow School of Art, 1990-1994

    M.A. Painting. The University of Hull (Scarborough Campus) 2002-2004.

    Certificate in Further and Adult Education: Portsmouth College, 1999.

     

    AWARDS

    Student Exchange Scholarship, to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Aug-Dec 1993.

     

    RESIDENCIES

    1998-2000: Artist in Residence. Taunton School, Somerset.

     

    WORK IN EDUCATION

    2000-2002: Course Leader, Art and Design.  Scarborough Sixth Form College. Responsibilities included the management and delivery of Art and Design subjects with specific subject responsibility for Photography and Fine Art: Budget management, course design, teaching and learning, staff development.  

    2002-2008: Lecturer in Art & Design. Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough. I taught across the Art & Design curriculum, with particular responsibility for Fine Art and Graphic Design: Planning and delivery of courses, marking and assessing student work, pastoral care.

     

    OPEN STUDIOS

    York Open Studios, April 2017 

    York Open Studios, April 2015

     

    SOLO EXHIBIITONS

    2007 FLOWER, Beningbrough Hall, York

    2007 MISCELLANY, Beningbrough Hall, York

    2006 TASTE, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

    1999 NEW PAINTINGS, Air Gallery, London

    1998 PAINTINGS, Taunton School, Somerset

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2017 The Art Café, Flowergate, Whitby

    2015/2016  Illuminating York 'Bunny Trail'

    2015 York Open Studios

    2009 Summer Show, The Art Cafe, Whitby

    2008 magical/mystical/nature, Friar Lane Gallery, Nottingham

    2008 London Art Fair, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London

    2006 Multiplicity, Kirkleatham Museum and Art Gallery, Redcar

    2005 Gallery Artist, Blue Wing Gallery, Padstow, Cornwall

    2005 neo, Cockermouth, Cumbria

    2004 Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings

    2004 Women's Work, Artlink Exchange, Hull

    2003 Unframed, Cuploa Art Galley, Sheffield

    1997 York Open, York City Art Gallery, York

    1995 6x6, University of Northumbria, Newcastle

    1994 New Generation, The Compass Gallery, Glasgow

    1994 Paths of Exploration, The Assembly Rooms, Glasgow

    1993 RSA student exhibition, Edinburgh