Eleanor Foy

Eleanor Foy (Kansas City, MO) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in ceramics. Raised in the south San Francisco Bay Area, the landscape and mythology of California and the American West continue to inform her work. Following three years of studies in painting at Pratt Institute (New York, NY), Foy completed her BFA in ceramics at Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO). Foy has received the Ken Ferguson Scholarship, McKeown Special Project Award, and Mentorship Award from Kansas City Art Institute in addition to the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship through the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Works by Foy have been exhibited nationally and most recently in the 2022 NCECA Annual Exhibition, Belonging, at the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA). She is interested in how domestic objects express personal values, and seeks to unpack the complicated layers of meaning in seemingly mundane images of Americana. Foy is currently an MFA candidate at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA).