Sam Contis

Sam Contis, High Noon, 2014 archival pigment print 30 x 24 inches
Sam Contis, Laundry Line (April), 2014 archival pigment print 36 x 44 inches

Biography

Born 1982 in Pittsburgh, PA
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Sam Contis / Matrix 266, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Deep Springs, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017
Foam, Beaconsfield Vauxhall, London, UK

2016
Indivisible, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium
Unseen Photography Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Fifteen Years, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
In the Cut, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA
Flames on the Side of My Face, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Publications

2017
Deep Springs, published by MACK

2016
Foam Magazine, by Duncan Wooldridge, Issue #45

2014
Blind Spot, Issue 48, edited by Doug Aitken, Fall

Bibliography

2017
Westin, Monica, Sam Contis, Artforum.com, June 18, 2017
Maddox, Amanda, Photographing the Body Electric, Aperture.com, June 17, 2017
McPhate, Mike, Scenes From an Unusual College in the High Desert, NewYorkTimes.com, June 8, 2017
Thackara, Tess, A Photographer Turns Her Lens on One of America’s Last All-Male Colleges, Arsty Editioral, May 11, 2017
Schuman, Aaron, Deep Springs by Sam Contis, FT Magazine, May 11, 2017
9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week, Artnews.com, May 8, 2017
Stewart, Ian. A, Higher Ed in the High Desert, San Francisco Magazine, May 2, 2017

2016
Weiss, Haley, Coffee Table Curator: April 2017, Interview Magazine, April 28, 2017 IMA, Vol. 18, 2016

Awards

2017
Nancy Graves Foundation Artist Grant

2016
Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery

Education

2008
MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004
BFA, New York University, New York, NY

Press

Exhibitions