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Peter Foucault
updated: 07/12/2009
website: peterfoucault.wordpress.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Four-Square-Squared
Four-Square-Squared (detail)
Cyclone
Embryo #2
Architram
Swarm
Swarm (detail)
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008.
External Influences, (view #2), Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008.
Mechanic Phylum, Part of the exhibition External Influences at the Richmond Art Center
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008. Documentation of collaborative multi-media performance
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA
Attraction/Repulsion (view2) : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ Zero1 Art and Technology Exhibition, San Jose, CA, 2008
Translations, (exhibition overview), Solo show at SFMOMA Cafe, 2009
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, abstract, mapping, meditative, obsessive, psychological, repetition, systems, technology
 
 
Four-Square-Squared by Peter Foucault
Four-Square-Squared
ink on paper
2006
72" x  60" 
Four-Square-Squared (detail) by Peter Foucault
Four-Square-Squared (detail)
ink on paper
2006
72" x  60" 
Cyclone by Peter Foucault
Cyclone
mixed media drawing
2008
48 " x  72 " 
Embryo #2 by Peter Foucault
Embryo #2
ink on paper
2009
63 " x  42 " 
Architram by Peter Foucault
Architram
ink on paper
2008
48 " x  48 " 
Swarm by Peter Foucault
Swarm
ink on paper
2006
30 " x  25 " 
Swarm (detail) by Peter Foucault
Swarm (detail)
ink on paper
2006
30 " x  25 " 
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008. by Peter Foucault
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008.
Mixed media installation
2008
Dimensions variable
External Influences, (view #2), Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008. by Peter Foucault
External Influences, (view #2), Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008.
mixed media installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Mechanic Phylum, Part of the exhibition External Influences at the Richmond Art Center by Peter Foucault
Mechanic Phylum, Part of the exhibition External Influences at the Richmond Art Center
ink on paper
2008
108 " x  192 " 
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008. Documentation of collaborative multi-media performance by Peter Foucault
External Influences, Solo show at the Richmond Art Center, (Richmond, CA), 2008. Documentation of collaborative multi-media performance
mixed media installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA by Peter Foucault
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA
mixed media
2007
Dimensions variable
Attraction/Repulsion (view2) : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA by Peter Foucault
Attraction/Repulsion (view2) : Drawing Installation @ NASA Aimes Research Center, CA
mixed media
2007
Dimensions variable
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ Zero1 Art and Technology Exhibition, San Jose, CA, 2008 by Peter Foucault
Attraction/Repulsion : Drawing Installation @ Zero1 Art and Technology Exhibition, San Jose, CA, 2008
mixed media installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Translations, (exhibition overview), Solo show at SFMOMA Cafe, 2009 by Peter Foucault
Translations, (exhibition overview), Solo show at SFMOMA Cafe, 2009
drawings, ink on paper
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement



'Foucault's procedure connects his work with the Surrealist lineage of automatism, the chance-enamored strategies of Fluxus and oddities on the fringes of art such as Harold Cohen's computer-generated drawings.'

-Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle



Peter Foucault is a multi-media artist who creates self-perpetuating systems responding to elements of chance. This investigation has led to the incorporation of robotics, biological medium, and climatic factors such as the wind and rain.

In his current body of work Foucault has created a series of Drawing-Projects that produce complex abstract compositions, and videos that reference the act of drawing. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.

Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide, with recent solo shows at The SFMOMA Café, The Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA), Blankspace Gallery (Oakland, CA), and a two-person show at Micaela Gallery (San Francisco, CA). His work has been in group shows at the Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, The Portland Art Center, Works San Jose, and Mission 17 (San Francisco, CA). In 2007-2008 his artwork was included in the Art Now Fair Miami Beach, the Bridge Art Fair New York and Miami Beach (through Micaela Gallery, San Francisco), and Drawing-Projects have been installed at The NASA Aimes Research Center, and the Zero1 Art and Technology Fair in San Jose, CA. Recent reviews of Foucault’s work have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly (Pick of the Week), ArtWeek, Wired Magazine, Stretcher Magazine, and Artnet Magazine. In April 2009 his drawing Four Square Squared was featured on the Cover of California Home and Design Magazine. Foucault’s work is represented by the Micaela Gallery in San Francisco and additional works available through the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2010 T.B.A., Micaela Gallery, SF, CA

2009 Translations, SFMOMA Cafe, SF,CA

2008 External Influeneces, Richmond Art Center, CA

2007 Overdrawn, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA


Group Exhibitions

2009 Tangible Technology, Design Guild SF, San Francisco, CA,
Re:source (2 person show). Foster City Art Gallery, All Good Things, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008The Weather Reconnaissance, The Garage, CA
Zero 1, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
Yuri’s Night 2008, NASA Aimes Research Center, CA
Bridge Art Fair, (with Micaela Gallery), New York, NY
Printzero Studios Print Exchange#6, COCA, Seattle, WA
Compass, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Art Now Fair, (with Micaela Gallery), Miami, FL
The Drawing Project (2 person show), a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Gun Show, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Tall Tales (2 person show), Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Body of Work, Works San Jose, CA
Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2007, NASA Aimes Research Center, Mountain View, CA
Novus + Neos (New work + New artists), Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
FREEDM, Noise Pop Festival opening exhibition@ Mezzanine, San Francisco


Gallery Representation

2005-7 SFMOMA Artists Gallery

2007 Micaela Gallery, San Francisco

Collections

2005 The Getty Institute, Artist Books Collection, Los Angeles, CA




Education

2000 BFA - Printmaking University of Washington

BA - Art History University of Washington

2001-03 Graduate Studies University of Hawaii, Manoa

2005 MFA - Printmaking San Francisco Art Institute