MFA Hunter College
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
BFA Virginia Commonwealth University

Solo Exhibitions
Darken Your Doorstep, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Brooklyn,NY
From Hell to Breakfast , CCHHUURRCCHH Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Olde Growth, Chester Art Centre, Chester, Nova Scotia
Bone Pendulum in Motley, Freight&Volume, NYC
Souvenirs of the Suzerain, Arts+Leisure, NYC
BuzzKill, 21c Museum/Hotel, Bentonville, AK (permanent installation)
Hidden Driveway, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
Highbreeds, The Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece (w/Dionisios Fragias)
Galeria Christopher Paschall, Bogota, Colombia
The Natural, RARE, New York, NY
Head Stash, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Specimens, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
Monolith Drift, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Foggy Notions, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO
Centre d' Art Bastille (aka Lieu d' Images et d' Art), Grenoble, France
Catch & Release, RARE, New York, New York
Sticky Situation, Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee/Chattanooga
Suse Vervustrung, galerieXprssns, Hamburg, Germany
Johnston Foster: Altered Beast, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
Summertime Blues, RARE, New York, NY
Lieu d’Images et d’Art (LIA), Grenoble, France
Seasons in the Abyss, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
Seasons in the Abyss, Emergency Arts, New York, NY
Delusions of Grandeur, RARE, New York, NY
Disenchanted Forest, Brigham Young University, Museum of Art, Provo, Utah
Celebrate the New Dark Age, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
The Permanent Vacation, Project Room, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
The Last Resort, RARE, New York, NY
Plot Thickener, Ipanema Gallery, Richmond, VA
Trouble Everyday, Virginia Commonwealth Gallery, Richmond, VA

Group Exhibitions
The Real World, Cinnabar Gallery, San Antonio TX
Group Portrait, UniSexSalon, Brooklyn, NY
Body Talk, MASS Gallery, Austin,TX
Dirty Work Dirt Dogs, Gallery 5 Arts, Richmond, VA (w/Jimmy Joe Roche)
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY
The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends), Freight+Volume, New York, NY
Luxuriant Refuse, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX
SHARK, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Under the Sea, Kidspace at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Rise of Rad, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
8x12, RARE, New York, New York
Cou Huo: Everything is Temporary A Different Location Every Time, 798 Art District & SOLANA
Lifestyle Shopping Center, Beijing, China (organized by Red Box Studio; curated by Chen Xinpeng)
Chariker, Foster, Holz, Mastrangelo, Wright, RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA
Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC), Alsace, Altkirch, France
Site Specifics ’07, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Into the Wild, 101 California, 101 California Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA (curated by Artsource Consulting)
Stranger Than Fiction, RARE, New York, NY (with Andy Cross & Jean-Pierre Roy)
Trash Menagerie, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, CAN
Animal House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Big Deal, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Floor Play, Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY
Home Fires Burning, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
College Art Association, MFA Show, New York, NY
Residencies & Projects
Red Bull TV, Diplo Presents: @LARGE – Creators at Work, “Ugly Is Beautiful,” RT: 26:48,
premiered April 22, 2015 on (
galerieXprssns, Hamburg, Germany (April-May; includes exhibition)
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Artist in Residency Program, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Castle Trebesice, Czech Republic (Summer)
The Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece. Highbreeds exhibition catalog (produced for two-person
show with Dionisios Fragias, September 18 – October 30, 2014)
Ellis, Richard. “Imagining Jaws: Fear, knowledge, and whimsy all inspire the art of the shark,”
Natural History, April 2012, pp. 24-31, “Johnston Foster’s The Natural at Rare in New York City,” May 17, 2012
Denise Stuart-Sanabria, Review: Johnston Foster + Christine Gray, Art Papers, January/Februrary
2010, p 56.
“artisti a New York: Fotografi, pittori, scultori. E lo stile della prossima estate,” io donna, Corriere
della Sera, # 1/3, 17 January 2009, pp. 106-07
Maistros, Nicholas. “Re-visionaries: A Showcase of Work with Recyclables,” FiberArts, Sampling,
September/October 2009, p. 32
“Armory Action,” artnet Magazine, March 21, 2008
Bresler, Regina. “Art: Fair: SCOPE New York,”, March 26, 2008
Cimafonte, Jessi. “Art Fair Beat: SCOPE New York Going Green,” Art and Living Magazine, March
29, 2008
Lee, Sasha. “Interview: Johnston Foster,”, August 5, 2008
“No Cure,” “Gallery-Going,” The New York Sun, September 2, 2008
Rosenberg, Karen. “Uptown, Downtown, Fairs Found All Over,” The New York Times, March, 29,
Taylor, Alex. “Art Around Town: Scope Expands in Size, If Not in Scope,”The New York Sun,
March 24, 2008
Denave, Jean-Emmanuel. “Vive l’Amérique!,” Elle Magazine [French Edition], Issue 3231,
December 3, 2007
“Maxi Amérique,” Le Petit Bulletin, Issue 639, November 21-28, 2007
Nestel, Matthew. “Plop, Fizz, Kaboom!!!: Johnston Foster’s Statement in Flight,” SOMA (The Street
Issue), April 2007, p. 26
“Ordures Langagières,” Le Petit Bulletin, Issue 641, December 5-12, 2007
Pouyet, Edouard. “L’Art Regarde l’Amérique,” Le Dauphiné Libéré, “Sortir” supplement, November
14-20, 2007
Roux, Jean-Louis. “De l’Économie et de la Dépense,” Les Affiches de Grenoble et du Dauphiné,
Issue 4345, December 14, 2007
“Sculpture á l’Américaine,” Pilipili, Issue 3, November 2007
Foster, Johnston. “Johnston Foster Unedited,” Vellum, Issue 3, Spring 2006, pp. 38-39
Montaucieux, Christophe. “Déchets animés. Art brut à l’américaine. L’étrange candeur de Johnston
Foster,” Citizen K International, Fall 2006, pp.390-91
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“Disenchanted Forest: Contemporary Art by Johnston Foster,”, April 24,
Karras, Christy. “Creations Rise Out of Our Junk Pile,” The Salt Lake Tribune, April 29, 2005
Payne, Sara Elizabeth. “One Man’s Trash...,” The Daily Herald, April 14, 2005
Brockington, Horace. “Animate: Johnston Foster & Liz McConnell,” NY ARTS, May-June 2004
Johnson, Ken. “Art Guide: The Last Resort,” The New York Times, March 19, 2004
Rosenfeld, Karen. “That Kind of Fall,”, October 14, 2004
Smith, Roberta. “Where Opposites Like Hands On/Hands Off Attract,” The New York Times, July
16, 2004
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