Born:   1978, South Boston, VA


2005  MFA Hunter College

2003   Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

2001   BFA Virginia Commonwealth University

Solo Exhibitions:

2015  RARE Gallery, New York, NY

2014  Highbreeds,The Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece (w/Dionisios Fragias) (September – October)

2012  Galeria Christopher Paschall, Bogota, Colombia

The Natural, RARE, New York, New York

2011  Head Stash, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Specimens, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

Monolith Drift, Disjecta, Portland, OR

Foggy Notions, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Lakewood, CO

2010  Centre d'Art Bastille (fka Lieu d’Images et d’Art), Grenoble, France

Catch & Release, RARE, New York, New York

2009  Sticky Situations, Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee/Chattanooga

galerieXprssns, Hamburg, Germany

2008  Johnston Foster: Altered Beast, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia  Beach, VA

Summertime Blues, RARE, New York, NY

2007  Lieu d’Images et d’Art (LIA), Grenoble, France

Seasons in the Abyss, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL

2006  Seasons in the Abyss, Emergency Arts, New York, NY

Delusions of Grandeur, RARE, New York, NY

2005  Disenchanted Forest, Brigham Young University, Museum of Art, Provo, Utah

Celebrate the New Dark Age, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2004  The Permanent Vacation, Project Room, PS 1

Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

The Last Resort, RARE, New York, NY

2001   Plot Thickener, Ipanema Gallery, Richmond, VA

2000  Trouble Everyday, Virginia Commonwealth Gallery, Richmond, VA

Group Exhibitions:

2015  Gallery 5 Arts, Richmond, VA (w/Jimmy Joe Roche)

2013  Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY

2012  The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends), Freight + Volume, New York, NY

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX

SHARK, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011  Under the Sea, Kidspace at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2010  Rise of Rad,Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (July)

2009  8x12, RARE, New York, New York

Cou Huo: Everything is Temporary. A Different Location Every Time, 798 Art District & SOLANA Lifestyle Shopping Center, Beijing, China (organized by Red Box Studio; curated by Chen Xinpeng)

2008  Chariker, Foster, Holz, Mastrangelo, Wright, RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA

Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC), Alsace, Altkirch, France

2007  Site Specifics ’07, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Into the Wild, 101 California, 101 California Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA (curated by Artsource Consulting)

Stranger Than Fiction, RARE, New York, NY (with Andy Cross & Jean-Pierre Roy)

Trash Menagerie, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, CAN

2006  Animal House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

2005  Big Deal, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2004  Floor Play, Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY

Home Fires Burning, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003   College Art Association, MFA Show, New York, NY

In 2015, Johnston Foster will exhibit at Gallery 5 Arts, Richmond, VA, and celebrate more than a decade with RARE with his sixth solo show at the gallery.