For her first solo exhibition at a European institution, Sam Contis’s Transit presents new and recent works from three series, including large scale color photographs, intimately scaled gelatin silver prints, and a two-channel video projection. Contis’s recurring interest is in the body in flux – in motion through the landscape and through transitional states of identity. Transit is on view at Carré d’Art Nîmes July 5 through November 20, 2022.
Duet, Sam Contis’ 2022 solo show, was reviewed in Musée Magazine by Lia Jung. Jung finds similarities between vocalist Inbal Hever’s body movements and the camera itself.
The Centre Pompidou has acquired the following artworks from Sam Contis’s Deep Springs series: Untitled (Neck), 2015; Hold Down, 2014; Pulling Back the Skin, 2014; Eggs, 2015; Red Desert (Death Valley), 2014; Shoeing, 2013; Untitled (Sheet), 2016; Cover, 2013; Arbor, 2014; Untitled (Riding the Range, ca. 1920-24), 2016.
Duet, Sam Contis’s current solo show, was reviewed in The New Yorker by Andrea K. Scott. Scott traces the lineage present in Contis’s work while celebrating the variety of formats on view.
The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Sam Contis a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her achievement and promise in the field of photography.
Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography, originally at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK, has opened at its fourth venue, the FOMU Fotomuseum in Antwerp, Belgium.
Sam Contis’ artwork, Grain Elevators, is featured in On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, a group show at Yale University Art Gallery. The show is up from September 10th, 2021 – January 9th, 2022.
Sam Contis has a selection of works on view as a part of Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a group exhibition that has travelled to Les Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France after being on view at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, UK. July 4 – September 26, 2021.
Sam Contis has work in a group show called Touch, curated by Augusto Arbizo, at Rachel Uffner Gallery. The show is up from April 10 – June 5. 170 Suffolk Street New York
Sam Contis has work in La Boîte-en-Valise, an online exhibition at la-boite-en-valise.com that takes place in a reconstruction by a Dutch carpenter, of Marcel Duchamp’s 1941 famous mini retrospective work “Boite-en-Valise.” The exhibition features the work of 39 artists and will run from January 9th thru February 28th, 2021. La Boîte-en-Valise is a project by Office Baroque and was curated by Wim Peeters and Marie Denkens.
Sam Contis has a selection of works on view as a part of Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a group exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery in London, UK. 20 February –17 May 2020.
San Contis has a selection of new photogravure works on view as a part of Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The show is on view February 9th – May 9th, 2020.
Sam Contis will be exhibiting new work in Character Study, a group show at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. The show runs from June 28 – August 16, 2019. 2831A Mission Street, San Francisco
Sam Contis is showing a photograph in Earache, curated by Jordan Stein, at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, CA. 49 Geary Blvd suite 450. The show is up through August 18.
Sam Contis talks with Matthew Connors and Steel Stillman at the SVA Theatre
Sam Contis will be on a panel, HISTORY/HER STORIES: Photographs by Women*, at the AIPAD Photography show on Thursday, April 5th at 4:30 PM. She will also be signing copies of her Deep Springs book with Mack books on Saturday, April 7th, 2-3 PM. Stand 80, Publisher’s section.
Vernissage: April 4, 2018
Pier 94 | New York City
Sam Contis has work in Being: New Photography 2018, curated by Lucy Gallun, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The show runs from March 8- August 19, 2018. 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY.
The Nancy Graves Foundation has named Sam Contis this year’s recipient of its annual Grants for Visual Artists program. Artnews
Sam Contis is having a solo show at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. The show runs from May 3–August 27, 2017. University of California, Berkeley, 2120 Oxford Street #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720.
David Gilbert and Sam Contis have work included in the group show “9/11 15 Years” at Human Resources in Los Angeles at 410 Cottage Home Street.