Jacob Foran US, b. 1983
BENEATH AN EYELID LIES A MOONsolo exhibition featuring Jacob Foran 1 Sep - 1 Oct 2016'I am interested in sculpting the child form for its symbolic, connotative value and close proximity to the non-physical world, as is the case in Budhist representations of the child figure. In this specific work, the child is not a signifier of sentimentality or nostalgia but rather an abstract reference...
Jacob moved to Seattle in 2008 to study with artists Akio Takamori, Doug Jeck, and Jamie Walker in the University of Washington's Ceramics Department (consistently ranked in the top five nationally according to the U.S. News and World Report). Foran received the Kottler & Noritake Scholarship from the UW and the national juried Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship (20k) in 2009. He was awarded First Prize in the national Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibit at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. Foran began his teaching career while a graduate student at the UW under guidance from Akio Takamori. Upon receiving his MFA he was also given the Teaching With Excellence Award from the School of Art+Art History+Design at the UW. Jacob is currently a faculty member in the Visual Arts Department at Lakeside Upper School in Seattle, WA. and a partner/founder of the 3d printed ceramics design company Foran | Suon.