Megan Foster

Megan Foster earned her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, among other venues.

Foster’s work suggests a narrative by presenting a frozen moment in time. She aims to preserve and give authority to the everyday experience through a mix of art, architecture, design and science. Using appropriated images, film stills, magazine clippings and staged photographs as a starting point, she depicts banal scenes that have the potential to be spectacular and fantastic. She portrays often-overinflated expectations of the way we live and how we try to better ourselves from previous generations.

Before joining the faculty at RISD, Foster taught at The City College of New York where she was the head of Printmaking and director of the MFA program. She was also master printer at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies and is co-founder of Moonlight Editions.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • PRINT-461G-01 Graduate Printmaking I: Historical Context and Practice
  • PRINT-463G-01 Graduate Printmaking III: Historical Context and Practice
  • PRINT-4522-01 Print Installation and Contemporary Print Media
  • PRINT-4651-01 Senior Print Workshop: Critique

Spring 2019 Courses

  • PRINT-462G-01 Graduate Printmaking II: Curatorial & Critical Topics and Practice
  • PRINT-464G-01 Graduate Printmaking Iv: Critical Topics and Practice
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • MFA, Columbia University


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design