Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.
Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide, with recent solo shows at Micalea Gallery, the SFMOMA Café, The Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA), and Blankspace Gallery (Oakland, CA). His work has been included in group shows at the Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, The Portland Art Center, Ohge Ltd. (Seattle, WA), Works San Jose, and Mission 17 (San Francisco, CA). In 2007-2009 his artwork was included in the Art Now Fair Miami Beach, the Bridge Art Fair New York and Miami Beach and the Scope Art Fair Miami Beach (through Micaela Gallery, San Francisco) and his interactive robotic drawing installations have been presented at The NASA Aimes Research Center, The Lab (San Francisco), and the Zero1 Art and Technology Fair (San Jose, CA). In 2010 Foucault was awarded a Creative Work Fund Grant and a grant from the City of San Jose Public Art Program.