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Email: artistjakefoster@gmail.com


 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MFA Studio Art Candidate

  • Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2018

Rutgers University-Camden, BA in Art, May 2017

Painting Concentration.   Minors: Business Administration, Museum Studies

Grants and Awards 

  • Best in Show, Senior Thesis Exhibition Rutgers University-Camden, May 2017

  • John J. Giannotti Award, Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University-Camden, May 2017

  • Stedman Purchase Award, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, May 2017

  • Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant, Rutgers University-Camden, Spring 2017

  • Artist working with the Figure, Art Students League Rutgers-Camden, Spring 2016

  • Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant, Rutgers University-Camden, Spring 2016

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019

  • Sedated Spaces: Jacob Foster & Chris Andricola, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington DE. Oct-Nov 2019

2018

  • Diluted Nostalgia Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University. Hammonton, NJ. Sept-Nov 2018

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • 50th Anniversary Alumni Show, Camden County College, Blackwood NJ. Feb 2018

  • 3rd Street Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia PA. Jan 2018

2017

  • “Annual Juried Exhibition” Perkins Center for the Arts. Moorestown, NJ. (2nd Place) Oct-Nov 2017

  • “Wet Paint” Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, VA. May-August 2017

  • Senior Thesis Exhibition, Stedman Gallery at Rutgers University-Camden, (Best in Show) April 2017

2016

  • "HereNow: Rutgers 250" Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ.

  • "Black, White and Red" Student Works Gallery, Rutgers-Camden, April 2016

2015 and earlier

  • Camden County College 47th Annual Art Exhibit 2014 (best painting)

  • Hammonton 6th Annual Plein-Air Exhibit, Hammonton Arts Center, 2013

  • Camden County College 46th Annual Art Exhibit 2013


Work Experience
 

Director of Student Exhibitions, Student Works Gallery at Rutgers University-Camden Sept 2017- June 2018

  • Create concepts for shows and curate artwork

  • Collaborate with Department of Fine Arts faculty and staff for events

  • Host open call exhibitions, and exhibitions of local and international artists

Art History Research Assistant, Rutgers University-Camden, September 2017-present

  • Aide Dr. Cyril Reade in a new book on artist George Segal

  • Research Segal's professional activities from 1984-2000

  • Visit Segal Foundation, and utilize Princeton, UPenn, and Rutgers Libraries and Archives

Studio Assistant, Margery Amdur, Summer 2017 

  • Followed directions from the artist to facilitate the creation of fiber art installations

  • Installed installation for InLiquid’s “Architectonic Shift” at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia part of Philadelphia’s Parkway Centennial Fall 2017

Student Intern, Student Works Gallery, Rutgers-Camden  September 2016 - May 2017

  • Tasks included: graphic design, installation of artwork, information management, budget proposals, email correspondence, newsletter writing, social media marketing, and event planning.

Curatorial Intern, Battleship NJ Museum and Memorial, 100 hours of service, Spring 2016

  • Collected information and artifacts for “Chief Petty Officer” and “WWI at 100” exhibitions

  • Trained on PastPerfect Museum Collection Software, accessioned new artifacts

  • Handled and transported items on loan from the Drumthwacket Foundation, Governor's Mansion in Princeton, NJ

Selected Exhibits (as curator)
Student Works Gallery at Rutgers-Camden

  • “Urban Landscape” November 2017

  • “Art in the Landscape” exhibition of artwork from annual art residency, June 2017

  • “Museums on our Mind” collaborative exhibit with Museum Studies program, April 2017

  • “Selfie/Self-Portrait” exhibit analyzing contemporary view of self, March 2017

  • “The Art of Critique” Department of Fine Arts final critiques and salon exhibition, Dec 2016

  • “Artists and Writers” collaborative exhibit with Rutgers-Camden Writers House, Dec 2016

Lectures 

  • Painting Demo- Painting I at Rutgers University-Camden. October 2017

  • Lecture- Creative Career Planning at Rutgers University-Camden. October 2018

Public Projects
Mural Project Lead, Rutgers University-Camden, Summer 2017

  • Create permanent indoor mural for the Health Services reception area

  • Developed a concept with Department of Fine Art faculty, Health Services and two student interns