Overview

"Foad’s work offers dynamic tension of energy and stillness, capturing fixed moments within the octant motion of our surroundings. Wildly energetic brush strokes meet with intense, emotive depth of color. Rich earth tones of forest greens, muted browns, and mud yellows are layered with contrasting, vibrant hues of verdant greens and light-filled reds. Within vigorous compositional structure, the paintings also offer a place of rest. At times, this pause is presented as white space through bare canvas or white paint applied over other layers. This space is a moment of stillness within the paintings, challenging the viewer to enter a contemplative, aesthetic experience.” - Judy Halebsky

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Biography

Education

1971 MFA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (Painting)

1968 BA, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Professional Experience

1980 - Present Professor of Art, Dominican University of CA

1980 - 2013 Curator, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA

1973 - 1979 Gallery Assistant, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

 

Awards

2015 Joseph R. Fink Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael, CA

2012 City of Emeryville Art In Public Places Project, Emeryville CA

2003 Hood Ceremony, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael, CA

2001 Jan Hart-Schuyers, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1993 Fleishaker Foundation Grant for Painting, San Francisco, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Things Known, Solo Exhibition, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
2018 Recent Paintings, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016 Heartwood, The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2015 Monte Verdi, Oakland,CA  2-Person Exhibition

2014 Heart of the Matter, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA

2013 Open Space, Sacred Ground, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2008 Landscapes, Public Utility Commission Building, San Francisco, CA

2007 Intimate Reflections, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007 Fire In The Heart, Alta Bates Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2005 Water Meditation, Siddha Meditation Ashram, Oakland, CA

2002 New Work, Studio 57, Emeryville, CA

2000 Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA

1999 Measured Marks and Meaning, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA

1999 Measured Things, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

1997 New Paintings, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA

1994 New Work on Paper, Joan Robuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA

1992 Synopsis, Micro Systems Corporation, Mountain View, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 33rd Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Juried Group Exhibition Emeryville, CA
2018 Abstract Land,Gallery Artists, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2018 Art Market SF, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016 Engaged, The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2014 Jive and Java, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

2014 28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried, Emeryville, CA

2012 26th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried, Emeryville, CA

2012 On Paper, Of Paper, Art Faculty, San Marco Gallery, Dominican 2012 University of California, San Rafael, CA

2012 Muslim Eyes, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2011Resplendent Land, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

2010 24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried, Emeryville, CA

2009 Large Format, Art Works Downtown Art Center, San Rafael, CA

2008 22nd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried, Emeryville, CA

2006 Art of Living, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

2006 Guru Gita, Siddha Meditation Ashram, Oakland, CA

2004 San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael, CA

2004 18th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried, Emeryville, CA

2002 Berkeley Breakfast Group, Anolde's, Berkeley, CA

2001 San Diego Annual Art and Garden Show, San Diego, CA

1999-04 Art of Living, Juried, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1999-03 13th-17th Annual Emmeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalogs, Emeryville, CA

1999-03 Oakland Museum Coliseum Exhibition, Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, CA

1994 Faculty Art Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael, CA

1990 Five Emeryville Artists, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

1990 Patents and Patterns, Catalog ("Second Generation"), Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1990 4th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalog, Emeryville, CA
1990 Harambee, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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