Following my BFA, University of Western ON, I graduated in Engineering Science in 1990 and became a Professional Engineer. My interest in ‘glass’ took me to Urban Glass, NY; Penland School of Crafts, NC, learning glass casting; and further studies at Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA.
Foti’s work has participated in numerous exhibitions since 1987 – including: Architectural Digest Exhibit, NYC; SOFA, Chicago; Art Palm Beach, Florida; Petroff Gallery, Toronto; ADS, NYC; Spectrum Art Basil Miami; and Art Expo, NYC; garnering many awards in Canada and the USA.
Corporate Collections include: Peer Group, Kitchener; Kettering Health Network, Troy Ohio; Bay Health Delaware; Goodwin Law, Boston MA; CD Wealth Management, Dallas, TX; Fort Riley Hospital, KS US Military; Ritz Carlton Hotels, FL; GE Aviation; Four Seasons Hotel; Fanny Mae; Davies Howe Partnerships LLP; American Life Insurance; Shoppers Drug Mart; Marriott Hotels; Washington REIT; plus numerous private collections.
Foti has been creating glass works for thirty years. He has been a Guest Instructor at OCADU; on Board of Directors at Ontario Craft Council; Kor Gallery; Glass Art Association of Canada; and president, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists. Foti is based in Kitchener ON.
I was always a builder of things. I love objects, travel and history. Through my travels and learning about cultures including different art forms, including glass art, art and design and mostly, sculpture I began to sculpt with mixed media a variety of experimental pieces. During this exploration, I discovered glass as a medium and began casting. This led to 30 years of styles and new art forms to share with the world. Enjoy and explore along with me.