Lloyd Foster

b. 1990

Biography

Lloyd Kofi Foster is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn who works primarily with photography as well as sculpture, installation, video and mixed media. Foster uses these media to capture daily life and the interactions of the people and places he encounters. The artist also uses personal connections, memories, and his perception to reflect his dual identity as a Ghanaian-American and he continues to be inspired by his personal experiences, memories and ancestral curiosity.

Foster began to photograph a rapidly changing Washington, D.C. in 2014, equipped with a 35mm film camera. In February 2015, he traveled to Ghana for the first time. Prior to traveling, Foster's appreciation of Ghana was from a Ghanaian–American perspective and the trip allowed him to experience and explore the country he considers his homeland. One of his first photography series was "From Ghana with Love" which documents and illustrates the artist's family history in Ghana and every-day experiences and interactions with family and new friends, from the busy streets of Accra, the capital city, to the calmer paths of Kukurantumi, his father's hometown.

Foster's work has been exhibited at BWI Airport International Art Gallery in Baltimore, USA; LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria; the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., USA; the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Washington, D.C., USA; the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., USA; Prince Georges African American Museum in Brentwood, USA; and IA&A at Hillyer in Washington, D.C., USA. In addition to his creative practice, Foster is an adjunct professor and graduate student at New York University, pursuing an MFA in Studio Art. He founded Yeboah Studios, a platform to bridge African countries and the diaspora through art, fashion, film and other creative means and in collaboration with other creatives.

Education

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2020

2017

Group Exhibitions

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2013


Works

Lloyd Foster: Above the Rim

Above the Rim

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

50,8 x 40,6 cm

20 x 16 in

Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: An Ode to Washington

An Ode to Washington

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

50,8 x 40,6 cm

20 x 16 in

Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: Ball Up

Ball Up

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

50,8 x 76,2 cm

20 x 30 in

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: Dee Up

Dee Up

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

40,6 x 50,8 cm

16 x 20 in

Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: Dreaming I

Dreaming I

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

50,8 x 76,2 cm

20 x 30 in

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: Dreaming V

Dreaming V

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

50,8 x 76,2 cm

20 x 30 in

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Lloyd Foster: Pound It

Pound It

Photograph

2019

Archival Pigment Print

40,6 x 50,8 cm

16 x 20 in

Edition of 5 + 1 AP