Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is a video and electronic media artist of mixed Haida and European background. His work tends to deal with issues of indigenous representation in popular culture through personalized narratives. He has exhibited both internationally and throughout Canada.

Stephen is currently a Professor in the Creative Studies Dept. at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan where he instructs courses dedicated to video production and digital media.

Artist Code: 489


Playing Indian: Installation in three parts

2005, 09:00 minutes, colour, English


2004, 04:35 minutes, colour, English

Pristine Distortion

2003, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Selected Works from 1987 - 2003

2003, colour, English

Curios and Other Trinkets

2000, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Danse Octane

1999, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Danse Octane

1999, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Off Centre

1995, 14:00 minutes, colour

Villains / Heroes

1994, 07:00 minutes, colour

Romantic Savage

1994, 15:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Issues of access, representation and diversity in the Canadian milieu
by Carol Podedworny. Re-Mediations: Stephen Foster And James Gillespie, 2007. Hamilton: McMaster Museum of Art, 2007.
Language of Intercession: ARTICULE/DAZIBAO/OBORO
by James L. Gillespie. Canadian Art, Summer 2005, v. 22, no. 2.
Transactions: Investigations of postcolonial identity
by Rebecca Garrett. Gallery: The Art Magazine From the Gallery Delta, June 1999.