Lynne Foster

I live and work as a visual artist, and photographer in New York City, having received my BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from School of Visual Arts where our program focused was on “Illustration as Visual Essay”. It was there I became entranced with storytelling in sequence. My illustration work is based on the conceptual portrait, and is where idea and form converge. The concept of the portrait as the psychological symbol presents an opportunity for the viewer to enter upon an intimate relationship with each portrait and to strip away the many layers of concealment, thus exposing the process of how relationships transform. Through investigation combined with surface building, I am attempting to translate raw emotion onto the visual image.My work both in illustration, fine art and photography informs, enlightens, amuses, entertains and even disturbs.

Clients have included Cincinnati Magazine, Delaware Today Magazine, Congregations, Main line Today, The Indypendent, The Museum of Natural History, and The Red Betty Theatre. My work was included in Artists Against the War, a publication of poems and images depicting illustrator’s views on war.A variety of Galleries have included my work in one woman and group exhibitions. This includes The Williamsburg Cultural Center, Ben Shaun Galleries, and The Gallery of South Orange. Other shows include “The Fragile Earth” show at The Society of Illustrators, “The Nude Show” at The Temple, and “Artists Against the War” at The Society of Illustrators in New York City.

My photography has been included in one woman and group exhibitions including, The Malcolm X Shabazz Center and Arthouse New York. I teach at Pratt Institute and The City College of New York. I sit on the board of directors of The Society of Illustrators and am the founder of the Societies’ Tuesday Jazz Sketch night.

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