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Gilles Foisy


About the Artists:
Portland resident Foisy is a visual philosopher. Each and every work is steeped in philosophical thought. At the same time his sculptures are wonderfully visual and tactile--making their ability to communicate more widespread.

Born:  Montreal, Canada


M.F.A. (sculpture), Portland State University, Portland, OR
B.F.A. (photography), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


2001 Orthosentic, Butters Galllery, Portland, Or
1999  Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1996  Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1989  Quicksilver Gallery, Bellingham, WA
1988 Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR
1988  Quicksilver Gallery, Bellingham, WA
1987 Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR
1970 Outpost Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.


2006 Instruments of Arts, Pacific NW College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2004-06 Arts Downtown Sculpture Show, Lake Oswego, Oregon
2003-04 Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Redmond, Washington
2002 NW Documenta, Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, OR
2002 2002 Outdoor Sculpture Show, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
2002 Art Objects: PDX, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
2000  Persistence: Botanica, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1999  L & B Viewing Room, Portland, OR
1999 Art Slate ’99, Condon, OR
1998 Tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Outdoor Sculpture ShowClackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
1996 Carnegie Center, Oregon City, OR
1996 North View Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1995 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1993 Cedar Mountain Gallery, Portland, OR
1991 Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr School of Art, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1973-74 Canadian West Coast Hermetics International Exhibition:
           Paris, Centre Culturel Canadien
           St. Brieve, Brittany, Office d’Action Culturel
           Charleroi, Belgium, Palais des Beaux-Arts
           London, Canada House
           Ontario Canada, University of Western Ontario
           Ontario, Canada, McMaster University
1973 University of British Columbia Fine arts Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1971 Avelles Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1971  The Vancouver School of Collage, University of British Columbia Fine arts Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.


1992 Pieces from the Interscape; Music for Playable Sculptures (with Art Resnick, composer), Portland, OR
1989-90Common Sense performance art group (with David Chandler & Koichi Yamamoto), Portland, OR
1970-73 MULTITUDE performance art group (with James Harned), Vancouver, B.C.


1995 Saltzman Heidel Scholarship, Portland State University
1994 Art History Term Paper Award,Portland State University, Portland, OR
1992 Metropolitan Arts Commission grant for Pieces from Interscape, Portland, OR
1988 Leta Kennedy Scholarship for Outstanding freshman Applicant, Pacific Northwest College of art, Portland, OR
1971-72 Recipient of two Canadian grants for MULTITUDE


Intel Corporation
Consolidated Freightways Credit Union
Oregon Auto Dealers Association
American Building Maintenance
Museo Internacional de Neu Art, Vancouver, B.C.
Numerous private collections


Review by D.K. Row, The Oregonian May, 1998
Openers: Highlights, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian December 1992
The Stendhal Effect, Exhibition Catalogue, Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, 1990
Canadian West Coast Hermetics: The Metaphysical Landscape, Exhibition Catalogue, University of British Columbia, 1973
Feature Article, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., 1971


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