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

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

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

2017 Deep Springs published by MACK

2017 Nancy Graves Foundation Artist Grant
2016 Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship

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

FT Magazine, by Aaron Schuman, May 2017
IMA, Vol. 18, 2016
Foam Magazine, by Duncan Wooldridge, Issue #45, 2016
Blind Spot, Issue 48, edited by Doug Aitken, Fall 2014