Raised by a taxonomist, Jocelyn Foye’s work stems from an understanding of this scientific practice of observing and collecting. Currently, She is trying to capture and illustrate how the reoccurrence of every day processes derived from labor produces a fundamental visual pattern. Using the principles of design and an almost cultural studies approach, aesthetic beauty becomes one of desired outcomes for this work.
Foye received her BA from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and MFA from CSU, Long Beach, California. She has shown throughout the United States and Europe and has a performance exhibition scheduled at the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnstall, Real Art Ways in Hartford CT, and just launched a project with Fette’s Gallery in Berlin Germany.
“…and she rode it bareback!”, 2007
Derby Dolls, 2008
Back Button (May 1, 2009) in collaboration with Jean Robison
an online interactive web experience (http://www.backbutton.us)
Baseball Drawing, 2008
Pole Dance, 2007
Born in Manchester, Connecticut
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*solo shows)
2011 *Sumo, Torrance Art Museum. Torrance, CA.
2010 * Real Art Ways Gallery, Hartford, CT. (Summer)
2009 Back Button (with Jean Robison), Fette’s Gallery. Berlin, Germany. (May)
* Jocelyn Foye, Project Room G3, San Pedro, CA. (May)
Flying White Cube; You Make Me Laugh, S1F Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2008 Imprint, Gatov Gallery. Long Beach, CA.
The Art of Thought, City of Brea Art Gallery. Brea, CA. Curated by Kim Abeles
New in Town?, Angels Gate Cultural Center. San Pedro, CA.
First | Last, Winstead Adams Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
LA2ND, Murphy Art Center. Indianapolis, IN.
New Life Visuals, New Life Shop | Wooloo. Berlin, Germany.
2007 The Collective Body, Galerie Califia, Horaždovice, Prague.
Elixicir, SCA Gallery. Pomona, CA.
Lucky Stars, Patricia Correlia’s FaufiTown Projects. Santa Monica, CA.
Container Show, Port of Los Angeles. San Pedro, CA.
Feminist Ain’t an Aesthetic, Fine Arts Gallery. College of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM.
Jocelyn Foye and Jeff Foye, Widener Gallery. Trinity College. Hartford, CT.
Impressions, El Camino College Art Gallery. Torrance, CA.
Juried Exhibit, Treehouse Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Jorge Pardo.
2006 Bridge Miami, Art Fair, Patricia Correlia’s FaufiTown Projects. Santa Monica, CA.
LAWeekly Annual Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA.
Performances, Dangerous Curve Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
LBC, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College. Whittier, CA.
I Could Do That: Contemporary Art & It’s Audience, City of Brea Art Gallery. Brea, CA.
New California Masters Exhibition, Works/San Jose. San Jose, CA.
North American Graduate Art Survey, Regis Center for the Arts. Minneapolis, MN.
*M.A.T. Gatov Gallery. Long Beach, CA.
*Couture, the Shed. Newport Beach, CA.
Civil Rights, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University. Auburn, AL.
*Wrestling in Clay, the Shed. Newport Beach, CA.
ArtLA Art Fair, Dangerous Curve Gallery. Santa Monica, CA.
AWARDS, HONORS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2009 Artist Talk, Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut.
Judicator (1 of 3), University Art Museum Student Exhibition. CSU, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA.
2008 Teaching Honorarium (Thesis Development). Trinity College. Hartford, Connecticut.
Artist Talk and Guest Critiquer, Roger Williams University. Providence, Rhode Island.
2007 Artist Talk, University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA.
Speaking Honorarium, Trinity College. Hartford, CT.
2006 Artist Talk, Whittier College. Whittier, CA.
Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity in the Dept. of Art, CSU Long Beach, CA.
Honorable Mention, Best in Show, City of Brea Art Gallery. Brea, CA. (curated by Michelle Deziel)
Werby Scholarship, CSU Long Beach, CA.
Artist Residency, the Shed. Newport, CA.