Jacob Foran

Jacob Foran's sculpture blurs the lines between narrative and abstract, eloquent and absurd, dream and reality. For Foran outer space and underwater are metaphorical landscapes that, respectively speaking, express the forces that exist around us and therefore influence the emotion within us. In his work, technology such as rockets, space suits, and diving helmets signify a physical boundary between humanity and environment. This is a two-fold plot, since at the same time, they symbolize exploration and discovery- a curiosity for the unknown and a fascination with creation.

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Jacob  Foran CHILD WITH DEATH MASK
CHILD WITH DEATH MASK
20.5 x 11 x 9 in
Jacob  Foran HEAD OF BOY WITH ROCKETS
HEAD OF BOY WITH ROCKETS
16.5 x 10 x 8 in
Jacob  Foran SPACE FIGURE
SPACE FIGURE
28.5 x 11 x 11 in
Jacob  Foran DIVER
DIVER
13.5 x 6 x 6 in
Jacob  Foran BOY WHO LOVES GIRL
BOY WHO LOVES GIRL
40 x 12 x 11 in
Jacob  Foran FIGURE UNDER WATER
FIGURE UNDER WATER
18 x 6.5 x 6.5 in
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Jacob  Foran

Jacob Foran

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Born: Urbana, Illinois

Resides: Seattle, WA

 

Education:
2010
MFA - Ceramics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2008
BFA - Ceramics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

2006
BFA - Painting & Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

2004
AFA - Fine Arts, Parkland College, Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

Residences:
2014
European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2013
California State Long Beach University, Long Beach, CA (Guest Artist in Residence)

2011
The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT (Summer Resident)

2010
The Archie Bray Foundation,  Helena, MT (Summer Resident)

 

Solo Exhibitions:
2016
Beneath and Eyelid Lies a Moon, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle, WA

In Space Together Forever,  Helen Smith Gallery, Green River College, Auburn, WA

2014
Essence, Yama Project, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

2012
Inner Worlds, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

Mindscapes, NCECA, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

2011
Figureheads,Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2010
Headspace, CMA Gallery at University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2009
Trounce, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA

2008
Powerful Useless, Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL

 

Selected Group | Juried Exhibitions
2016
Ceramics Invitational, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Clay? VI, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Party in the Park, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

Alumni Exhibition, Giertz Gallery Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Lakeside Faculty Exhibition, Pigott Gallery, Lakeside Upper School, Seattle, WA

2015
Bodies+Beings, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA

Continuum of Innovation, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Party in the Park, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

Artscape, City Hall, Shoreline, WA

Small Ones, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

Extreme Tureens, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA

Lakeside Faculty Exhibition, Pigott Gallery, Lakeside Upper School, Seattle, WA

2014
Final Presentation Exhibition, SundayMorning@EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands

Figurative Association: Human Form, Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN

Through the Decades, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, Champaign, IL

2013
Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Diversiform, Seward Park Gallery at SDC, Seattle, WA

Speaks Volumes, Seward Park Gallery at SDC, Seattle, WA

Beyond the Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Strange Coupling, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

SOFA New York, Ann Nathan Gallery, New York, NY

A Show of Heads, NCECA Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

Animal, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

SPCS Retrospective, NCECA Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

Extreme Teapot, Bellevue College Gallery, Seattle, WA

Exquisite Teapot, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

Local Produce, Harborview Medical Hospital, Seattle, WA

2011
SOFA New York, Ann Nathan Gallery, New York, NY

Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, St. Pete’s Clay, NCECA, Tampa, FL

Artists to the Edge, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Recent Acquisitions, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

Simple Cups, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA

All Steamed Up, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2010
Games of Antiquities, Gassery & Grunnert Gallery, New York, NY

Man as Beast, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

Clay?, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

The Tame and Wild (Animal),  Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Summer Resident Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Resident Artist Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

2009  
NICHE Student Awards Competition, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA         

Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

First Year Graduate Exhibition, University of Washington CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA

Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition,The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Clay?, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Flesh and Blood, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL                                     

Fins, Fur, and Feathers,Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

Clay National Biennial, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

2007
National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

Clay on the Wall: 2007 Clay National, Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, TX

Visions and Voices, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Emerging Excellence NCECA, Mellwood Place, Louisville, KY

Big Muddy Juried Ceramic Exhibition, Quigley Gallery at Clarke College, Dubuque, IA

Honor Awards 2007, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Extinction,  University of Illinois Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

Ceramics Exhibition, University of Illinois Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

At the Edge, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

BFA Exhibit, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

1830F, Edwards Historic Place, Springfield, IL

Red Heat, Alexandre Hougue Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2006
Bluegrass Clay National, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

Art in Clay, Art Sites Gallery, Riverhead, NY

BFA Exhibit,  Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

Isolation, Aesthetic Eye Gallery, Chicago, IL

Figuration, University of Illinois Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

2005
Illinois Board of Higher Education Annual Collegiate Artists Competition, Schmidt Art Center, Bellville, IL

Vim and Vinegar, Aesthetic Eye Gallery, Chicago, IL

Summer Blend, Aesthetic Eye Gallery, Chicago, IL

Spirits, Aesthetic Eye Gallery, Chicago, IL

Flora and Fauna, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

Pain and Cult, University of Illinois Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

Self Portraits, University of Illinois Coalition Gallery, Champaign, IL

Unholy Matrimony, University of Illinois Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

 

Awards | Grants

2014
Individual Artist Project Grant, 4Culture

2011
GAP Grant, Artist Trust

2010
Teaching With Excellence Award, University of Washington

SMART Ventures Project Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

2009
Kottler/Noritake Scholarship, University of Washington

Scholarship for Scholars, University of Washington

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, University of Illinois

First Prize Award, Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition

2008
Scholarships for Scholars, University of Washington

Allie D. Hughston-Enochs Scholarship, University of Illinois

Outstanding Graduate + School of Art, University of Illinois

Tuition Support Award, University of Illinois

 

 

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