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 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 talks with Matthew Connors and Steel Stillman at the SVA Theatre
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.