Bio 2020

By March 25, 2020 Bio


Artist, Curator, Educator, Activist

Represented by the Fischbach Gallery, Miami Beach, Fla.

July 2019 Sage Assembly, Working Together towards Evidence-based Science, Seattle, WA
June-July 2018 Seattle Artist League, Art, Activism and the Salish Sea
In collaboration with Alan Honick, filmmaker, we gave a lecture illuminating issues facing the Puget Sound Basin, focusing on the loss of Chinook Salmon and Orca Whales, and some possible mitigations. I began teaching a class, “Art, Activism and the Salish Sea”, on June 12, 2018 and it will end July 17. I am introducing strategies for interventions, and helping artists articulate their projects, culminating in exhibitions, the first September 12, 2018 at the Seattle Artist League.

April 2018 Sage Assembly, Assembly: Algorithms and the Role of the Individual, Seattle, WA

April 2017 Sage Assembly, Presentation, and Performance, Exploring a Catastrophe to Water with Art and Science Seattle WA
Presented my paintings to the Sage Assembly (200+ attendees) and co-led with scientists a smaller group in an activity that included a performance with focus on the concurrent sewage spill in Puget Sound using a painting method developed by Randy Nichols. I also participated in 2018, an assembly on Algorithms and the Role of the Individual.

Art Education for the Blind
Collaborated with a braille artist, art historian/artist Hilda O’Connell and blind volunteers to develop verbal descriptions that could bring the artworks alive.
Foster Shapiro, Fredericka, and O’Connell, Hilda. “Early Renaissance,” Art History Through Touch and Sound. Developed by Art Education for the Blind, Inc,

I taught a class on Self Portraiture at the Doylestown Artist League in Pennsylvania, and before that a similar class at South Seattle Community College in Seattle.

Before moving to the East Coast, I taught Body and Soul Drawing with Selma Waldman at University of Washington Continuing Education and at the Factory of Visual Arts.


The Value of Water, Lisa Schubert, at the The Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC invited me to join her team as the guest curator in a year-long exploration of water.
Chaired and produced a panel for this exhibition, and for the subsequent Value of Food Exhibition.


2014 Water Way Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University, Beacon, NY
2013 Water Way Fischbach Gallery, New York
2009 Waterway Fischbach Gallery, New York
2006 Waterway Fischbach Gallery, New York
2004 Water Way Fischbach Gallery, New York
2002 Water Way Fischbach Gallery, New York

1999 From the Ground Up, “Quiet House,” Invitational installation, Duvall, WA,
1996 Deus/Virus: Transforming the Protease, Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
1996 Transforming the HIV Protease, The Norbert Considine Gallery at Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ


2019 “The Value of Sanctuary” Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC
“Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members Show” Seattle, WA
2018 “The Big League Art Show” at Galvanize, Seattle, WA
“The Salish Sea Show: Art, Activism and the Salish Sea” Seattle Artists League, Seattle WA
2017 “The Christa Project; Manifesting Divine Bodies” Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC
“18” Fischbach Gallery, Miami Beach, Fla.,
Clio Art Fair, NYC
2016 Think Big, Fischbach Gallery, Miami Beach, Fla., online
The Endless Summer, Fischbach Gallery, Miami Beach, Fla., online
In Plain Sight/Hindsight, Fischbach Gallery, Miami Beach, Fla., online
The Value of Food Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC, Curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2012 Value of Water, Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC 
Written on the Wind, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
Places, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, NY
2004 les Fables de la Fontaine, The Meyerhoff Gallery, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Flag Project, (String #5) Rubin Museum, NY, NY – ongoing
2003 Fables: The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Well heeled, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2002 Mind/Body, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ, April: Kate Somers, Curator
les Fables de la Fontaine, Temple University Rome, Italy
Centre pour L’art et la Culture, Aix-en-provence, France Turtle Times, Studio D’Ars, Milan, Italy
2000 Painting 2000, Bumberbiennial, Seattle, WA, curator Matthew Kangas
Mary Mary, Seattle Underground Film Festival, Seattle, WA


2018 The Smaller the Theater, the Faster the Music, Composer Philip Glass talks time with painter Fredericka Foster in Nautilus (science magazine).
1999 Foster Shapiro and Christopher Young, Mary Mary, a six-minute film


2017 Fredericka Foster, Interview for Yale University Radio with Brainard Carey 
2014 Tricycle Magazine, SPOTLIGHT ON, Fredericka Foster, Summer, “Like a Circle in Water.” video profile (Andrew Gladstone) Summer
This film also represented in two festivals: The Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, FL
2013 Stephanie Strasnick ARTnews; “reviews: new york, Fredericka Foster”, September, NY, NY
2009 Stephen Maine “Into the Deep”, Water Way, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
Carter Ratcliff , “ An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka Foster;” Waterway, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2005 Tricycle Magazine, Vol. XIV No. 4 Summer, reproduction of Norwegian Fjord I

2002 Elizabeth Neuman, “Fredericka Foster: Water Way”, NY Arts, April
Deloris Tarzan Ament, Iridescent Light; The Emergence of Northwest Art, University of Washington Press
2000 Tricycle Magazine, Vol. IX No. 4 Summer, 2000. Full page reproduction of painting, BUDDHA

Galen Films/Romano Productions, The Spiritual Journey: Interfaith Perspectives, several paintings included in the 34-minute video presented to the World Parliament of
Religious Leaders by the Auburn Theological Seminary and the Temple of Understanding


B.A. in Art, University of Washington 1972
Factory of Visual Arts, 1972-3


College Art Association
Leonardo Education and Art Forum, New York Laser
Foundations of Art Theory and Education
Artists & Buddhist Contemplatives
Seattle Artist League


Commerce Bancshares, Comcast Corporation, Garrison Institute, General Electric, Merck and Company, Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley  –  Youtube  –  Instagram – @frederickafoster  – Twitter @Frederickafos