Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Jacob Foran is an emerging artist based in Seattle. He first moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend the graduate program in ceramics at University of Washington. Jacob received his MFA in 2010 and teaches classes at UW, Seward Park Clay Studio, and is currently a faculty member in the Visual Arts Department at Lakeside Upper School. He is represented in the Northwest by Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art.

In 2011, he received a GAP to present a solo exhibition of new ceramic sculptures at Gallery4Culture in Seattle. His show concept meshes the traditional art gallery with idiosyncratic allusions to an undersea naval museum. Jacob used GAP funding to pay for studio space rental for the six months needed to complete his project.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

Receiving a Fellowship Award will have a big impact on my creative practice and my ability to continue as a contributor to Seattle's art and culture. It comes at a challenging time where rents and real estate are daunting. As artists, we question how to survive here. So, THANK YOU Artist Trust - not only for the significant financial boost this year - but for helping us feel more grounded and appreciated!

Jacob Foran