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


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
2017 Deep Springs, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2017 Foam, Beaconsfield Vauxhall, London, UK
2016 Indivisible, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium
2016 Unseen Photography Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2016 Fifteen Years, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2016 In the Cut, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Flames on the Side of My Face, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Deep Springs published by MACK, 2017
Foam Magazine, by Duncan Wooldridge, Issue #45, 2016
Blind Spot, Issue 48, edited by Doug Aitken, Fall 2014

Westin, Monica, “Sam Contis”, Artforum Critics Pics online, June 18, 2017
Maddox, Amanda, “Photographing the Body Electric”, Aperture online, June 17, 2017
McPhate, Mike, “Scenes From an Unusual College in the High Desert”, New York Times online, 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 Online, May 8, 2017 Stewart, Ian A., “Higher Ed in the High Desert”, San Francisco Magazine, May 2, 2017 Weiss, Haley, “Coffee Table Curator: April 2017”, Interview Magazine, April 28, 2017 IMA, Vol. 18, 2016

2017 Nancy Graves Foundation Artist Grant
2016 Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship

Public Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery

2008 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2004 BFA, New York University, New York, NY