My web page for the Empirical Nonsense END project. I used the opportunity to highlight details from my 4heads Governors Island residency It shows a grid of painted walls and nature photos followed by an excerpt from a collaborative poem by Jessica Grim and Melanie Neilson titled The Autobiography of Jean Foos.


A project called END created by Jimi Dams:

"The constant barrage of terrible news reports alongside the closure of galleries, theaters, and music venues because of COVID-19, prompted Empirical Nonsense to invite artists of all disciplines to come together in bringing some inspiration and much needed hope.


Empirical Nonsense launched Empirical Nonsense Daily (END), an online art project, which will run for 365 consecutive days from August 1st, 2020 through July 31st, 2021. 


END features a different artist contribution every twenty-four hours for 184 days. The remaining 181 days will be dedicated to curated exhibitions. Through these small acts, established and emerging artists – some of who invited their friends – and artists who submitted their work through Empirical Nonsense’s website, unite in solidarity in an effort to offer everyone a chance to take refuge from today’s strenuous times.


"The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse.”  — Howard Zinn

Hyperallergic posts this ongoing series by Elisa Wouk Almino which features 3 artists at a time. This one, published December 11, 2020, shows a photo of my Governors Island studio and a statement.

Glass Door Projects

February 1 - March 23, 2019

NY Times article by Brian Boucher about a collaborative AIDS Quilt project

Link to the info for attending the exhibition in this exciting new cultural center: The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington DC

R.C. Baker writes about our group show at BWAC.

"And while, yes, there is a feeling of the-end-of-an-era, a sadness reflecting the politically and existentially charged time, there is also joy. The abstractions of Jean Foos, playing with grid structure leapfrog the emotional intensities of the time, allowing the viewer meditations on Time and (quite literally) Place."

Thomas Micchelli reviews 2 shows from the same time period.

Open Weekends: March 18 - April 14, 2018 BWAC GALLERY 481 Van Brunt Street, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 http://www.bwac.org Final day and closing Party from 1-6pm on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 with performances including 3 Teens Kill 4 playing at 3pm Curated by Jonathan Weinberg Getting there: http://bwac.org/visit/

One of my postcard paintings is reproduced in the literary section of BOMB. It accompanies an excerpt from a collaborative poem by Melanie Neilson and Jessica Grim. The poem title is "The Autobiography of Jean Foos".

Preview for my artist book of 4x6 inch postcard invitations. You can buy a copy here:(http://jeanfoos.com/cannonball-lagoon-the-book-/1).