Ryan Foerster

Ryan Foerster (b. 1983, Newmarket, Canada) is a Canadian visual artist recognized for his zines, photographs, videos, and sculptural installations which frequently incorporate found objects, salvaged materials, and natural elements. The artist’s reuse of discarded materials to create new artworks is a generative process of discovery and transformation integral to Foerster’s practice as well as a reaction to excessive waste.

Foerster is a recipient of the Artadia and New Art Dealers Alliance Award, Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts awards. Foerster has widely exhibited internationally, at such spaces as Kerry Schuss, Printed Matter Inc., White Columns, Martos Gallery, Swiss Institute, New York, USA; CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium; Art Metropole, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada; Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China; amongst many others. His work can be found in collections such as MoMa Library, Yale Library, Whitney Library, Brooklyn Museum Library, SFMoMa Library, New York Public Library, Carnegie Mellon University Library, Oxford University Library, Celine Paris, Rubell Museum. and Southeastern Community College Iowa. Foerster currently lives and works in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, USA.

 

 

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Ryan Foerster

Failed Laminated Photos, Fuck Holes

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Ryan Foerster – Failed Laminated Photos, Fuck Holes, 2012

Mixed media

44" X 33" X 7"
111.76cm X 83.82cm X 17.78cm

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Ryan Foerster – Ryan Foerster, 2014

Installation at C L E A R I N G, New York, USA

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Printing Plates New Shapes Black Magenta Cyan

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Ryan Foerster – Printing Plates New Shapes Black Magenta Cyan, 2014

Aluminum printing plates with paper and ink

40" X 90"
101.6cm X 228.6cm

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Untitled Backside

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Ryan Foerster – Untitled Backside, 2010

Unique chromogenic print

14" X 11"
35.56cm X 27.94cm

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Window Screen Flower Deli Bag Purple Print

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Ryan Foerster – Window Screen Flower Deli Bag Purple Print, 2013

Unique chromogenic print with color toners, polyurethane debris, and plastic

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Untitled

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Ryan Foerster – Untitled, 2014

Unique chromogenic print

14" X 11"
35.56cm X 27.94cm

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Colin Engel Sleeping in his car at CAMH

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Ryan Foerster – Colin Engel Sleeping in his car at CAMH, 2004

Unique chromogenic print

14" X 11"
35.56cm X 27.94cm

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Dead Plant Beer Bottle

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Ryan Foerster – Dead Plant Beer Bottle, 2014

Dried plant, cement, beer bottle

Dimensions variable

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Green Garden Prints

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Ryan Foerster – Green Garden Prints, 2013

Unique chromogenic prints

14" X 22"
35.56cm X 55.88cm

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Mt. Royal

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Ryan Foerster – Mt. Royal, 2006

Unique chromogenic print on unique chromogenic print

14" X 11"
35.56cm X 27.94cm