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Scott Nelson Foster

My paintings are meditations on the American experience, and the American dream, as manifested in the landscape and in material culture. These objects and spaces evoke shared experiences. This common denominator gives my work a broad resonance, allowing even fragmentary visions to evoke complex narratives. My watercolors and oils eschew the particulars—what makes a subject unique—and focus on the iconic—what makes disparate subjects universal. 

 

 



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watercolors / commercial

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Large Watercolors

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Capitol II, 2016

Train II, 2014

oils

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   Scott Nelson Foster received his first instruction in drawing and painting from his uncle, Roland Giampaoli, and from his grandfather, Will Nelson, while growing up in Boise, Idaho. From them he learned a variety of expressive and tightly controlled watercolor techniques. Mr. Foster has worked in a variety of two dimensional media, including wax, glue and egg temperas, watercolor, oil, and serigraphy. His interest in esoteric and unusual artistic practices has allowed him opportunities to work with iconographers, fresco painters, performance artists, and alchemists.

 Mr. Foster received a BA in Fine Art from Northwest Nazarene University, and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Utah State University. After teaching at USU for five years, Mr. Foster relocated to upstate New York, where he paints and teaches at Siena College. Mr. Foster recently completed a commissioned portrait of the Patroness of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady. A second portrait will be unveiled in April.

EDUCATION

2008               Master of Fine Arts, Utah State University, Painting & Drawing, Logan, UT

2005               Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Fine Art: Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

2002               British Visual and Literary Culture, University of London & Northwest Nazarene University, London, England (Summer 2002)

 

EXHIBITION RECORD

SLECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015   Scott Nelson Foster: Landscapes in Watercolor and Oil, Assumption College, Worchester, MA

2012   Flatland: The Suburban Landscape in Watercolor, Clement Art Gallery, Troy, NY

2011   Scott Nelson Foster: Oils, The Foundry for Art Design + Culture, Cohoes, NY

2007   A Mobile Home, Michael Berry Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

SELECTED SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Point of Intersection, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (with Christopher Engel, Paul Chojnowski, Betsy Weis & Dai Ban) (Curated by Carrie Haddad, Gallery Director)

2015   American Views: Paul Chapman and Scott Nelson Foster, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (Curated by Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions)

2015   American Dream, Orange Regional Medical Center Gallery, Middletown, NY (Curated by Sarah Johnson, ORMC Art Curator)

2014   The Black and White Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY (Curated by David Brickman, Chair of Artist Committee; and Tony Iadicicco, Executive Director)

2014   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY (Juried by Tony Iadicicco, Executive Director)

2013   Melange, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (with Shawn Snow, Harry Orlyk and Jane Bloodgood-Adams) (Curated by Carrie Haddad, Director)

2011   [sub/urban] Clement Gallery, Troy, NY (with Ben Schwab) (Curated by Jon Gernon, Gallery Director)

2009   Postgraduate Fellows, Studio 102 Gallery, Logan, UT (Curated by Carolyn Cardena, Deapartment Head of Art and Design, and Kathy Puzey, Assistant Professor of Printmaking)

2009   House and Home, Access II Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Juried by VSA Utah)

 

2009   Tara Robertson, Cindy McConkie, & Scott Nelson Foster, Bountiful-Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT, (Curated by Mike Call, Gallery Director)

SELECTED LARGE GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY (Juried by Michael Oatman, Associate Professor of Architecture, RPI) (Catalog)

2016   30th Anniversary Invitational, Saratoga Art, Saratoga Springs, NY (Curated by Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions)

2015   Lit, Albany International Airport, Colonie, NY (Curated by Sharon Bates, Director, Art and Culture Program)

2015   Cityscapes, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (Curated by Carrie Haddad, Gallery Director)

2014   BUILT2014: Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes, Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY (Juried by Jon Christopher Gernon, Director of Clement Art Gallery)

2013   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY (Juried by Dan Cameron, Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art) (Catalog)

2012   New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, (Juried by Jennifer A. Reis, Gallery Director)

2012   Works on Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, (Curated by Carrie Haddad, Gallery Director)

2011   BUILT2011: Albany’s Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes, Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY (Juried by Willie Marlowe and Sarah Martinez)

2011   Germany, Gallery 102, Utah State University, Logan, UT (Juried by Christopher T Terry, Professor of Painting and Drawing)

2011   Summer Salon: Small Works: Clement Art Gallery, Troy, NY (with David Arsenault, Linda Bacon, Ingrid ludt, Robert Moylan, Robin Rosenthal, Gary Shankman, and Yeachin Tsai) (Juried by Jon Gernon, Gallery Director)

2011   Interior Exterior: Stephen Walling, Joseph Maresca, Scott Nelson Foster and Patty Neal, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (Curated by Carrie Haddad, Director)

2011   Art Inter/National: Here and Abroad, Box Hear Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (Juried by Nicole Capozzi, Gallery Director)

2010   Action/Reaction, Studio 102 Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT (Curated by Scott Nelson Foster, Lecturer in Art)

2008   300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, (Juried by Ruth Lubbers, Gallery Director

2007   300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, (Juried by Ruth Lubbers, Gallery Director

2001   Higher Ground, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, 2001(Juried) 

COMMISSIONS

2016               The Curlew, 20 Minute Video Art Piece Displayed During Concert and Dance Performance, Video Projection, The Musicians of Ma’alwyck and Loose Change Dance Collective (with lead artist Joseph P. Gonzalez)

2015               Men and Women of the Bible, 6 Illustrations of Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs (22”x30”) Ink and Watercolor on Paper, Terra Nova Church, Troy NY

2014 – 15      The Last Seven Words of Christ and The Resurrection, 8 pieces, (11”x 22”) Multimedia on Paper on Board, Terra Nova Church, Troy, NY

2014               Katria in Valencian Dress (After Sorolla), (5’x3’) Oil on Canvas, Musicians of Ma’alwyck, Scotia, NY

2013 – 14      St. Kateri Tekakwitha with the Children, (5’x3’) Oil on Canvas, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Schenectady, NY

               2013               St. Kateri Tekakwitha in God’s Creation, (5’x3’) Oil on Canvas, St. Kateri Tekakwitha                                                  Parish, Schenectady, NY 

RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Exhibition Catalog) Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region 2016, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls,

NY 2016

Deborah Kaufman, “Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at Hyde in Glens Falls,” Art in the

Adirondacks (Blog), October 25, 2016, http://www.artintheadirondacks.com/2016/artists-of-the-mohawk-hudson-region-at-the-hyde-in-glens-falls/

Joseph Dalton, “Artistry Revealed with Spanish Flair,” Times Union. Albany, NY, September 16,

2014

Joe Donahue, Interview, The Roundtable, WAMC Radio, Albany, NY, September 12, 2014

Geraldine Freedman, “Musicians of Ma’alwyck Plan Spanish Concert with Artist,” Schenectady  

                        Daily Gazette. Schenectady, NY, September 11, 2014

Joe Dalton, “Iberian Immersion,” Times Union, Albany, NY, September 7, 2014

Amy Griffin, “Highlighting Neutrality,” Times Union, Albany, NY, August 11, 2014

 

Amy Griffin, “Matters of Interpretation,” Times Union, Albany, NY, February 27, 2014 

 

 


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