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F R E D E R I C K A   F O S T E R

B.A. in Art, University of Washington 1972

Factory of Visual Arts, 1972-3



­2014   Water Way Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University,
Beacon, NY March 8 – October 5, 2014

2013   Water Way Fischbach Gallery, New York April 25-May 25

2009   Waterway,  Fischbach Gallery, New York Oct. 15 – Nov 14

2006   Waterway,  Fischbach Gallery, New York Nov 16-Dec 16

2004   Water Way, Fischbach Gallery, New York Feb 12- March 13

2002   Water Way, Fischbach Gallery, New York March 21-April 20th

1999    From the Ground Up, “Quiet House”, Invitational installation, Duvall, WA, August

1996    Deus/Virus: Transforming the Protease, Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, April-May
Transforming the HIV Protease, The Norbert Considine Gallery at Stuart Country
Day School, Princeton, NJ, Sept.-Oct.


2016     The Christa Project, Cathedral St. John the Divine NYC, Oct. 6, 2016–March 12, 2017
Endless Summer, Fischbach Gallery, Miami, Fla., online, May 12 – 31 Aug. In Plain
, Fischbach Gallery, Miami, Fla., online, Jan. 7 – Feb. 27

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Fischbach Gallery NY

2015     Value of Food, Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, Curators, Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC, October 2015-April 2016

2012      Value of Water, Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC 9-22-11-3-25-12

2008      Written on the Wind, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, Sept. 07-Feb. 08
Places, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, NY May-June 2008

2004      es Fables de la Fontaine, The Meyerhoff Gallery, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Jan-Mar
The Flag Project, (String #5) Rubin Museum, NY, NY – ongoing           

2003      Fables: The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, March-April
Well heeled, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA Oct-Nov

2002      Mind/Body, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ, April: Kate Somers, Curator
les Fables de la Fontaine, Temple University Rome, Italy Nov and Cenre pour L’art et la Culture, Aix-en-provence, France April 12-28

2001      Turtle Times, Studio D’Ars, Milan, Italy, May-July

2000      Painting 2000, Bumberbiennial, Seattle, WA, curator Matthew Kangas, Sept.
Mary Mary, Seattle Undergound Film Festival, October

1999     Gail Chase and Fredericka Foster Shapiro, SOHO 20, New York, New York, July
The Wedding, The Limelight, New York City, March
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania,, Harrisburg, PA, June-September

GUEST CURATOR The Value of Water, Cathedral St. John the Divine, 9-2011 – 3-2012


Foster Shapiro, Fredericka, and O’Connell, Hilda. “Early Renaissance,” Art History Through Touch and Sound. Developed by Art Education for the Blind, Inc, (See AEB website for publication date)

Foster Shapiro and Christopher Young, Mary Mary, a six-minute film, 1999

Foster Shapiro, Fredericka, “Art, Religion and Spirituality”, Temple of Understanding, 1999


Commerce Bancshares

Comcast Corporation

Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

General Electric

Merck and Company

Microsoft Corporation

Morgan Stanley

Fredericka Foster Bibliography


Barbara Farrell/Fredericka Foster, What Inspires Me? Poughkeepsie Journal 4/11/2014

Alison Rooney, The Highlands Current, Water Way: The Paintings of Fredericka Foster

Tricycle Magazine, SPOTLIGHT ON, Fredericka Foster, Summer, 2014, P. 28-29, “Like a Circle in Water.” video profile (Andrew Gladstone) Summer, 2014

This film also represented in two festivals: The Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, FL


Stephanie Strasnick   ARTnews; “reviews: new york, Fredericka Foster”, p. 100-101, September

Stephen Maine “Into the Deep”, Water Way p. 1-3, Fischbach Gallery, NYC


Tara Lohan, Water Matters, Baywater IV by Fredericka Foster P. 55,


Carter Ratcliff , “ An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka Foster;Waterway,

  1. 1-6, Fischbach Gallery, NYC

2007            The Rubin Museum; The Flag Project – Contemporary Artists Celebrate the Opening of a New Museum, Spring; full page of Fredericka Foster’s flag (string #5)


Tricycle Magazine, Vol. XIV No. 4 Summer, reproduction of Norwegian Fjord I, p. 128


Elizabeth Neuman, “Fredericka Foster: Water Way”, NY Arts, April, p. 95

Deloris Tarzan Ament, Iridescent Light; The Emergence of Northwest Art, University of Washington Press, P.8


Tricycle Magazine, Vol. IX No. 4 Summer, 2000. Full page reproduction of painting,             BUDDHA, p. 18

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


Regina Hackett, “Urban artists fill a natural setting with surprises”, Seattle PI, August 31, Section D


Becca Robinson, “What’s Upfront”, New Age Magazine, Nov.-Dec., P. 18, artist’s             photo by Sean Emmerle


Tammy Paolina,”Fighting AIDS, Death through an Artist’s Protean Vision”,   Photography by Nicole Buchenholz; Hunterdon County Democrat,11 April,   What’s Up? cover and p.3

Wendy Heisler, “Lending a Healing Hand”,The Princeton Packet-Time Off, 5 Apr, P.11

“Deus/Virus: at Riverrun, an AIDS-Healing Installation”, New Hope Gazette, 21 March, article and photograph P. 18


Digressions on Infection, “le SIDA, theme central de l’exposition d’une artiste americaine…” Sophiapolis, 15 jan.


Delois Tarzan. “Big Apple still big in an art career,” The Seattle Times, 31 July, Arts  Alive sec. Artist’s portrait by Kort Duce