Jacob Foran



Curriculum Vitae

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Born: Urbana, Illinois

Resides: Seattle, WA


MFA - Ceramics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

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

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


European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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

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

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


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

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

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

Inner Worlds, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

Mindscapes, NCECA, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

Figureheads,Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

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

Trounce, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA

Powerful Useless, Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL


Selected Group | Juried Exhibitions
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Individual Artist Project Grant, 4Culture

GAP Grant, Artist Trust

Teaching With Excellence Award, University of Washington

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

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

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



Associated News

April 19, 2017
Cermamics Monthly selects Jacob Foran as one of 2017's Emerging Artists

February 07, 2017
Jacob Foran's "In Between Dreams" in Seattle Times by Michael Upchurch

Associated Exhibitions

Jacob Foran
February 2 - February 28, 2017