Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online platform for emerging and under-recognized artists to share images and information about their respective practices. The Registry seeks to create a context for artists who have yet to benefit from wider critical, curatorial or commercial support. To be eligible, artists cannot be affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City.

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Updated: 2021-07-07 17:48:59


MICHELE ELLERY FOYER                      


MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2011        /         BA, UC Berkeley, Honors + Departmental Honors



2021         Material Matters, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, curator: Lisa McCutcheon (forthcoming)

2020         Brand 48, Brand Library + Art Center, Glendale, CA, juror: Dan McCleary

                 2020 Left Coast, Sanchez Art Center, CA, juror: Carin Adams, Associate Curator, Oakland Art Museum

                 Twixt Lip + Cup, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, juror: Amanda Donnan, Curator, Frye Art Museum

2019         Winter Solstice, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, juror: Andrea Schwartz, Andrea Schwartz Gallery

                 Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure SF, CA

                 Small & Smaller, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, juror: Heather D. Bhandari

                 14th National Exhibition, Axis GallerySacramento, CA, juror: Amy Owen, curator McEvoy Art Foundation

                 Orium III, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

                 Imply Data, Burlingame, CA, curator: Anne Albaglia Curator, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, SOLO

2018         Introductions, Jeff King, San Francisco, CA

2017         Start Up Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

                 Lucid Arts Foundation Residency Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

                 28-Day Cycle of Art, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA

2015         MASque ATTACK, Temporary Space, LA, CA, juror: Kio Griffith + Max Presneill, Curator, Torrance Art Museum

                 10th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, Max Presneill, Curator, Torrance Art Museum

2014         Three walls & a window, UP + E, four-person show, Los Angeles, CA

                 Random Aggregates, Mystic, San Francisco, CA SOLO, curator: Jennifer Kaufman

                 Works of Passage, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA, curator:  Michal Wizniowski, 

2013         Overturn the Artifice, SOMArts, curator: Jack Leamy, SF, CA

2012          I am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law: Confessions for Your Art, contributor, SOMArts, SF, CA

                  50/50, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, juror: Barry Sakata

2011          Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne, Los Angeles, CA, curators:  Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings

                  Elastic Rhymes, SOLO, San Francisco Art Institute: Vernissage, SF, CA

2010          Contemporary Drawing, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA, curator: Ana Belen Cantoni

2009          Living Archives, Swell Gallery, SF, CA, curator: Sebastien Pluot

                  Constraint, Swell Gallery, SF, CA, curator: Paulina Solis Velazquez

                  Continuing, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA, curator: Eric Petiti

                  Abstraction: Alive and Kicking, Swell Gallery, SF, CA, curator: Kimberly Rowe

                  Add & Straction, SOLO, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA

2008          Wilderness, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA, curator: Ben Echeverria

                  Current Quad, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA, Curator: Brett Reichman

                  HB2: Contemporary Drawing, Diego Rivera Gallery, CA, curator: Robert Minervini,

                  Camera One and Camera Two, The Luggage Store, curator: Marian Parmenter, SF, CA 

                  Elastic Wonderland, San Francisco Art Institute, curator: Susannah Prinz, SF, CA



2019         Juror’s Prize, Axis Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA juried by Amy Owen, McEvoy Art Foundation

                 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Fellow, VA

2016         Lucid Arts Foundation Fellow, Inverness, CA

2015         Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2014         Critique Program Fellow 2013-14, directed by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez SF + LA, CA



2017         Flock, Lisa McCutcheon: Collage, large and small that contemplates the image and vulnerability and aggression

                 Paradox of Habitation, Annie May Johnston: Artist maps the psycho-geography of life in small apartment

                 Flight Map, Patricia Sonnino: Juxtapositions of diverse spaces resemble a “still life” in flight

2016         Millennial Elegy: Jack Leamy: Paintings play utopian ideals against their usurpation as a rationale for war

                 Sleight of Hand, Angela Pryor: Complications of memory and writing of history of 1970s Argentina

                 Harvest, Jennie Lennick: Hybrid drawing, sculpture & functional items that navigate high art, craft and memoy

2015         You’ve Been Here Before, Carissa Potter Carlson + Heather Van Winckle: Interventions in hotel 

                 Sky Level, Percy Cannon: Abstractions suggest flat screen video games, Giotto and views from moving car

                 Resonant Forms, Laura Boles Faw + Catherine Fairbanks: Duet installations explore notion of object

                 Endless Forest, Angelique Benicio: Paintings subvert childhood innocence evoking eerie Grimm’s fairytales 



2019          IMPLY Purchase Award- Artist Talk, Burlingame, CA,

                  Juror, Abstract, Occidental Art Gallery, Occidental, CA 



2017          SF Artful Living, Good Vibrations, by Kate Patterson

2013          Art Practical, Overturn the Artifice, by Mark Van Proyen

                  SOMArts, Interview: Michele Foyer, by Lex Kosleradzk 



 2011          My Orange: Child of Paprika & Chocolate or The Secret of the Lost Umbrella, SketchBloom, editor: Miti Aeillo