Whiteley Foster ’16 is the Hamilton Gallery’s 2021 artist-in-residence
The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host Whiteley Foster ’16 as the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence. Foster is working in the Hamilton Gallery during business hours from December 2-15, 2021. On Thursday, Dec. 9, the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for Foster. This reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Gallery.
New England-based cartoonist and illustrator Whiteley Foster has relocated their studio practice to the Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. During this period, Foster will share their creative process with the Salve Regina community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.
Through digital illustration and animation, Foster develops stories with a LGBTQ+ focus. Their work provides a safe space free of adversity and abuse for the LGBTQ+ community to explore themes of love and acceptance. In recent years, Foster’s professional practice has shifted from a computer-centered studio to an untethered iPad, allowing them to both draw and travel with a greater range of possibility.
Foster is also an adjunct faculty member with Salve Regina’s Department of Art and Art History. They teach courses in drawing and illustration. Foster received their degree from Salve Regina University in 2016 and their MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2018.
Foster is currently a freelance artist working on original art for publication. Their previous experience includes work as a colorist at Disney-Hyperion on published projects such as the “Brightly Woven” book, a designer for King Arthur Flour, and a clean-up artist for The Charles Schulz Studio on original “Peanuts” comic strips. Foster’s current illustration work includes the series “Friend of the Devil.”
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina. It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.