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Here I am in my sunlit studio in South Minneapolis. I've been working with Vinyl Composition Tile (V.C.T.) since about 1980.
I became intrigued with the material from childhood experiences in my parent's basement.
I have refined my skills over time to make it into a unique art medium.
Most of my clients come from word of mouth. Often clients design a room around or are inspired to redo a room because of a floor project. I enjoy working with clients to achieve their goals.
Please contact me by email: brian@brianjonfoster.com or phone: 612-870-1851
Brian Jon Foster
2626 Stevens Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Education
1972-74 Minneapolis College of Art and Design awards
1987 Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant
1987 Minnesota Arts Commission, park bench finalist
1986 McKnight Foundation Fellowship Grant commissions
1997 Floor, Walls and Elevator Lift Project, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Solo Exhibitions
1995 New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN
1985 Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1985 Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
1982 Barry Richard's Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1981 TABLES, LAMPS, & BLACKBOARDS, Barry Richard's Gallery, Minneapolis,MN

Group Exhibitions
2005 Gallery 360
1999 ZIP CODE 55408 SHOW, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1991 FURNITURE I PRESUME, Minneapolis Institute of Art
1989 NEW FORMS IN FURNITURE, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1989 FURNITURE, Williams/Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1989 CHAIRS, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
1985 McKNIGHT FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, Minneapolis College of Art and Design,
1987 FURNITURE SHOW, Huron Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
1986 FURNITURE AND LIGHTING AS ART, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
1985 Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching
1985, 83, 82 Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1982 St. Paul Academy of Art, St. Paul, MN

Reviews/Articles
Minnesota Monthly March 1997
Arts March 1979
Practical Homeowner April 1990
Artpaper January 1987, February 1986
StarTribune January 12, 1986, October 26, 1986,
August 15, 1982, June 29,

Selected Rented Artwork/Collections

Prince's film, Sign 'O Times
Levis Commercial
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis