My work unpacks and examines how our culture has shaped the landscape as well as the cultural and personal meanings associated with the natural world. Using materials and referent images from the outdoors, I’m interested in our relationship to the rest of nature and the complicated space which emerges from such. I explore this through notions as the passage of time, materiality, and the framing of the landscape through a blend of installation, drawing, and photography.
Holding an MFA in visual art from Washington University in St. Louis and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Foster's practice is based in the St. Louis metro area. Her work was been published in New American Paintings and has received awards including an Illinois Arts Council Grant and an Urbana Public Arts Grant. She exhibits both locally and nationally with recent exhibits at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, the Millstone Gallery in St. Louis, the South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana, and Figure One Gallery at the University of Illinois. She teaches visual art at both Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis and the Center of Creative Arts.