Sam Contis

Artist Talk by Sam Contis

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


Artist Sam Contis will give a lecture about her work.

Sam Contis (b. 1982) has exhibited her work widely, including in a 2022 early-career survey at the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, France, and a recent two-person exhibition with Kahlil Robert Irving at Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as in group exhibitions at the Barbican Art Gallery, London; the Gropius-Bau, Berlin; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, and a recipient of the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship. Her work is represented in collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Centre Pompidou, Paris; KADIST, Paris and San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Contis has published three monographs: Deep Springs (Mack, 2017), Day Sleeper (Mack, 2020), and Overpass (Aperture, 2022). Contis received her MFA from Yale University in 2008 and BFA from New York University in 2004. An exhibition of recent work from Overpass is currently on view at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York through December 16, 2023. 

ponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and Department of Art and Art History. Co-presented by the Center for the Arts.