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

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Education

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

1968 BA, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Professional Experience

2017 - Present Professor Emeritus

1980 - 2017 Professor of Art, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA

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

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

 

Selected Solo and Group Shows

2022 

Present by Past, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spaces Before Us, Malin Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA
In Retrospect 2, 575 Sansome, San Francisco, CA

2021
Spring Group Exhibit, The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame,CA
2020
Breakfast Group, Virtually in Alameda K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA
34th Annual Celebration of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
2019
Things Known, Solo Exhibition, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
33rd Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Juried Group Exhibition Emeryville, CA
2018
Abstract Land, Gallery Artists, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA
2017
Solo Exhibition, Christina Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art Market San Francisco 2017, Christina Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Lake Tahoe, CA
Solo Exhibition, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlington, CA
Mythos Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2015
Monte Verdi in Oakland, 2-Person Exhibition, 555 12th Street, City Center, Oakland, CA
Selected Works, Two-Person Exhibition, Alta Bates Campus Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014
Heart of the Matter, Solo Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA
28th Annual Celebration of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Java and Jive, Breakfast Group 50th Anniversary Exhibition, RAC, Richmond, CA 
2013
Toward Insight, Solo Exhibit, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2012
26th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalog Emeryville, CA
On Paper, Of Paper, Art Faculty Group Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Muslim Eyes, Group Exhibition, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
2011
Resplendent Land, Group Exhibition, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2010
24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalog, Emeryville, CA
2009
Large Format Painting Exhibition , Art Works Downtown Art Center, San Rafael, CA
2008
Landscapes, A Language of the Heart, Solo Exhibition San Rafael, CA
Public Utility Commission Building, San Francisco, CA
22nd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalog, Emeryville, CA
2007
Intimate Reflections, Paintings and Works on Paper, Solo Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
Fire In The Heart, Objects of Power and Healing, Solo Exhibition of Paintings, West African Sculpture and Photographs, Alta Bates Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2006
Art of Living, Group Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
Guru Gita, Art from Sacred Text, Group Exhibition Siddha Meditation Ashram, Oakland, CA
2005
Water Meditation: Sacred Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Siddha Meditation Ashram, Oakland, CA
2004
New Work, Faculty Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
2002
New Work, Large Scale Paintings and Tribal Objects, Solo Exhibition, Studio 57, Emeryville, CA
Berkeley Breakfast Group,” Anolde’s, Berkeley, CA. The Berkeley Breakfast Group is an eclectic group of professional artists, curators and writers who meet weekly for breakfast to discuss and organize exhibits and programs
2000
Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA
1999
Measured Marks and Meaning, Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
1999-2004
Art of Living, Juried Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
1999-2003
Oakland Museum Coliseum Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, CA
1997
New Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA
1994
Faculty Art Exhibition, Group Exhibition, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael, CA
New Work on Paper, Solo Exhibition, Joan Robuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA
1992
Synopsis, Solo Exhibition, Micro Systems Corporation, Mountain View, CA
1990
Five Emeryville Artists, Pacific Grove Art Center, Group Exhibition, Pacific Grove, CA
Patents and Patterns, Group Exhibition and Catalog ("Second Generation"), Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
4th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition and Catalog, Emeryville, CA
Harambee, Group Exhibition, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Awards

2015               
Recipient of the Distinguished Joseph R. Fink Faculty Achievement Award, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
2012               
City of Emeryville Art In Public Places Project, Selected Artist, Emeryville CA
Published, 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibition Catalog
Endangered Species Of The Bay Area Project, Team Participant, Mentor, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dominican University of California Science Department, San Rafael, CA
2008               
22nd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibit, Included in Exhibit Catalog Emeryville, CA
2007               
Problems with Undergraduate Art Curriculum, Paper Presented, N.C.U.R. Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Patterns of Life, Journal of Science and Social Engagement, Published: Satterfield, Caulkins, Cunniham, Ghosh, Science Journal Fall edition, Vol. 20
Intimate Reflections, Bita Kavehzadeh, Oakland Post, 43rd Year, No.45
2006               
Vehicles Of Transformation, Paper presented, National Conference of African American Studies and Affiliates, Baton Rouge, LA                  
2004               
18th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Catalog, Emeryville, CA
2003               
Special Recognition Award, Hood Ceremony, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
2001               
Jan Hart-Schuyers Artist Achievement Award, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2000               
Recent Paintings, Review by Elizabeth Dolkey, Sacramento Bee,
Foad Satterfield at Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
1997               
West Coast Special Edition, Art Das Kunstmagzin Mr., 12 December,
Gallery Listing, Art in America
National Invitational Works on Paper, Catalog, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii
1994               
Persistence Pays Off, American Press, August 1, Lake Charles, LA
Artist Recalls Roots, The Orange Leader, July 12, Orange, TX                           
1993               
Nominated Fleishaker Foundation Grant for Painting, San Francisco, CA
1990 

Mentioned, The Monterey Peninsula Review, March 4

Mentioned, Oakland Tribune, Lifestyles Section, May 9
Second Generation, Catalog, Sesnon Gallery, U.C. Santa Cruz, CA

 

Lectures, Talks, Juried Shows

2023
Panelist: CCA Conference, New York, NY
2022
Emeryville 36th Annual Celebration of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Emeryville, CA

2019                
Things Known, Artist Talk; Art Chat, Artist and Curator, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
2015               
Artist Talk, Monte Verdi In Oakland, 555 12Th Oakland, CA
2014               
Juror, Alameda County Arts Fair, Painting, Drawing & mixed media, Alameda
2013               
Juried, Art Exhibition, Ann O’Hanlon Art Center, Mill Valley, CA
Panelist UC Art Alumni Symposium, Authenticity, Appropriation, Application, Berkeley, CA
2012               
Vehicle Of Transformation / Forms of Creativity In Contemplative Practices; Conference presentation, Dominican University, Forest River, IL   
2008               
An Imagined Life, Study, Painting, Curiosity, ”Sabbatical Presentation, Creekside Room, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
2006                
Fire in the Heart, Artist Talk, Alta Bates Medical Campus, Berkeley, CA
Intimate Reflections, Lecture, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2005               
Conversation With A Master Series Guest, Marvin Laposky, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA       
2004               
Conversation With A Master Series, Guest, Oliver Jackson, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
2002               
Orange on Your Palette, Artist Talk, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2001               
The African Sensibility Cosmology, Artist Forum, San Francisco, CA
1995               
Shield Day, Guest Speaker, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA
1994               
Target 2000 Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Paste Up, Collage Workshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA
1992               
Critical Reflections”, Address given at Oakwood College Chapel, Huntsville, AL
1990               
Mutual Native Duplex, Bay Windows, “ Peace and Anwar Sadat”, Produced by Ulysses Jenkins, Commissioned by   Festival 2000, Broadcast by KQED
Performed at the San Francisco Exploratory, San Francisco, CA

MEMBERSHIPS
1977-Present   

Emeryville Artist Co-Operative, Emeryville, CA
2008-2018      
American Association of University Professors
2007-2008      
Faculty Assembly President, Dominican University
2005-Present 
Friends Of Ethic Arts, Board Member, San Francisco, CA
1994-95          
Member, Board of Directors, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA                 
1993-94          
Faculty Assembly President, Dominican University of CA

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