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Sam Contis Awarded Grant by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Sam Contis has been named a recipient of the 2024 visual arts grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA). The FCA provides grants to artists acknowledged for their innovative and contemporary contributions across diverse fields.

Conversation and Book Signing – November 11, 2-4PM

Sam Contis and designer Julian Bittiner will be in conversation at the gallery to discuss their collaboration on the monograph Overpass. The event will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 2-4PM.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The Victoria and Albert Museum acquires Sam Contis

Eight photographs from Sam Contis’ series Overpass were acquired by The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Sam Contis Acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art

The Carnegie Museum of Art has acquired five artworks from Sam Contis’ photo series Overpass.

Sam Contis Talk at CCA

Sam Contis will be giving a talk at the California College of the Arts as part of their Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture series. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 7:30PM – 9PM and is open to the public.

Sam Contis at Office Baroque

Sam Contis has an artwork included in Basic Fit, a group show at Office Baroque gallery. Previously a gym, the exhibition space has been turned into a facsimile of a gym club. The show is on view February 10 through April 8, 2023.

Sam Contis at Kristina Kite Gallery

Sam Contis has work from her new series “Overpass” included in a two person show, Pitch, alongside Kahlil Robert Irving at Kristina Kite Gallery in Los Angeles. The unifying theme for this exhibition is the landscape, which both artists approach in their own distinct way. The show is on view November 19, 2022 to January 21, 2023.

Sam Contis, “Overpass” (2022) Now Available

Aperture has released Overpass, a new monograph consisting of photographs taken by Sam Contis between 2020 and 2022 in Northern England. Available here. Specs: 9.75 x 6.75 inch, 224 pages, soft cover.

Sam Contis at Carré d’Art Nîmes

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.

Sam Contis Reviewed in Musée

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.

Sam Contis Works Acquired by The Centre Pompidou

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.

Sam Contis Reviewed in The New Yorker

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.

Sam Contis Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

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 featuring Sam Contis at FOMU Fotomuseum Antwerp

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 in Group Show at Yale University Art Gallery

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 in group show at Ratio 3 in San Francisco

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

MoMA Acquires Sam Contis Photographs

Six Sam Contis photographs were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, including Embrace (2015) and High Noon (2014).

Sam Contis in conversation with Matthew Connors and Steel Stillman

Sam Contis talks with Matthew Connors and Steel Stillman at the SVA Theatre

Sam Contis at the Museum of Modern Art

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 Whitney Museum Acquires Sam Contis

The Whitney Museum has acquired 10 photographs from Sam Contis’ Deep Springs series.

Sam Contis Acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA has acquired two photographs from Sam Contis’ Deep Springs series.