Biography

Picture this:
by camera, paintbrush or any mixed media manner available, Erik Foss likes to take pictures and make pictures. 

His abiding passion for the visual landscape, for everything that is pictorial and all the perversities and problems attendant to the act of looking, is the single enduring relationship for this highly social loner, a marriage based off constant infidelity for as soon as he has fallen in love with one body of work he wanders off into the temptation of new ideas. It's impossible to imagine how any one book could contain the scope of his peripatetic itinerancy. What he has seen. raw with a kind of emotional urgency yet stewed in a drunken wisdom, constantly expressed and roiled over by an imagination that will not sit still, is at once a near definitive portrait of a place and time and awash in fluidity, like the picture of a river that flows with such a fury that its constant change delimits its consistency.

His oeuvre as a whole is a group show, an evolution so constant and rapid that it comes to constitute an alternative mode of signature, one not based on the repetition of style or the redundancy of images but the accumulation of sensibilities. And the photographs, tethered to their times with a clarity of presence (oh, how so many of these beautiful souls are no longer with us) yet resistant to nostalgia, trace this journey as a meteoric arc of reckless spontaneity, an individuality based off the tenets of community that this artist holds so dearly he cherishes it among the many as the aesthetic topography of creativity itself. Sad songs, perhaps, sometimes painfully so, but sung with a scorching honesty and the truth of being there, raised in exultation and persistent hope, a solitary voice that sounds as a chorus.

Carlo McCormick in "If these were songs they would be sad songs" (2017)



Solo Exhibitions

2021

  • Erik Foss: Serpents & Rainbows, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, United States

2020

  • Cognitive Behavioral, Padre Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

2013

  • Erik Foss - ExorcismPaul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2011

  • Avarice, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

  • Americanized, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden


Group Exhibitions

2022

  • 100 Sculptures, No Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

  • UNTITLED: An Insight on US Art on Paper, Cellar Contemporary, Trento, Italy

2021

  • Unearthed by JC, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

  • 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

2020

  • Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY, United States

  • 100 Sculptures - Los Angeles, Anonymous Gallery, New York City, NY, United States





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Artworks

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Cobra Arancio, 2023

26 x 28 x 22 cm

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Cobra Azzurro, 2023

26 x 28 x 22 cm

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Cobra Blu, 2023

26 x 28 x 22 cm

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Cobra Giallo, 2023

26 x 28 x 22 cm

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Drive by guy, 2019

59 x 44 cm

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Hill People, 2023

60 x 46 cm

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Journal

Artists, Posted on 05/06/2024

APARTAMENTO | About Erik Foss

by cellar contemporary

Short interview with the American Erik Foss. Take a look at the article to learn more about one of our artists.

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Events, Posted on 19/01/2024

BOOMING 2024

by Vania Notarnicola

On the occasion of BOOMing 2024, Trentino's galleries Cellar Contemporary and Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, united in one booth for the third consecutive time, will exhibit a selection of limited editions produced exclusively with their artists.

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Special projects, Posted on 14/11/2023

THE HUNTERS OF NOVE: THE NEW CERAMICS COLLECTION WITH ERIK FOSS WITH CELLAR CONTEMPORARY.

by Vania Notarnicola

On the occasion of the double solo exhibition of artists Erik Foss and Solomostry, Cellar Contemporary presents "Cacciatori di Nove," the first Italian edition in handcrafted ceramics by Erik Foss.

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Events, Posted on 11/10/2023

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY AT ARTVERONA 2023

by Vania Notarnicola

We are excited to announce Cellar Contemporary's participation in the 18th edition of the ArtVerona fair with a selection of local and international artists!

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