Tori Foster

 

b. 1982, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

 

Education

 

2009                  M.F.A., with Distinction (Documentary Media), Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)

 

2006                  M.Arch. course work, University of Toronto

 

2005                  B.F.A., with Honours (New Media), Ryerson University

 

Solo Exhibitions

         

2018                  Entering the Novelty, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                          Traces of Being(s)The Moose Jaw Museum and Gallery (Saskatchewan, Canada) 

                          

2016                  Traces of Being(s), Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, (Medicine Hat, Canada)

 

2014                  Quotidian Trajectories, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

 

2011                  Concentrated Geographies, WARC Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

 

2010                  The Impossibility of Understanding in the Path of a Torontonian, Convenience Gallery (Toronto,                                  Canada)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

 

2022                  Echoes, Women’s Art Association of Canada (Toronto, Canada)

 

2022                  Art Auction, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

 

2021                  DELETE TV, Season 7 Collection (London, UK)

 

2021                  Ritual, Intersect Arts Center (St. Louis, USA)

 

2021                  LIGHT, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (Gimpo-si, Korea)

 

2021                  Beyond Human Power, Independent & Image Art Space (Chongqing, China)

 

2021                  WHEN, Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, USA)

 

2021                  Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2021 (Gimpo-si,                                   Korea)

 

2020                  Art Auction, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

 

2019                  Off the Hook, MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie, Canada)

 

2019                  Skip Stop, with Jesse Colin Jackson, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

 

2018                  Time Bomb, Watermill Centre, 25th Annual Summer Benefit (The Hamptons, New York, USA)

2018                  Art + Agriculture, Southern Alberta Art Gallery,  (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

2017                  Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Concept 2017 (Gimpo-si, Korea)

2016                  Cavo Fest, Santa Geffa Hypogeum,(Trani, Italy)

       Dynamic, Studio Channel Islands,(Camarillo, USA)

       The Consilience of Art and Science, Pence Gallery (Davis, USA)

       Photography Takes Over, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson (NY, USA)

 

2014                  Urban Factors (300 seconds), Toronto Design Offsite Festival, (Toronto, Canada)

                          Project 31, OCAD U, (Toronto, Canada)

 

2013                  Arts Incubator, Ethnographic Terminalia (Chicago, USA)

       Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art and History, (Orillia, Canada)

       20th Annual Summer Benefit, Watermill Centre, (New York, USA)

       Richmond-Adelaide Centre (Toronto, Canada)

       Project 31, OCAD U (Toronto, Canada)

       TEDx, Simplexity (Toronto, Canada)

 

2012                  Richmond-Adelaide Centre (Toronto, Canada)

       Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)

       Train and Cinema, Seoul Station (Seoul, Korea)

       Nuit Numériques, Antitube (Québec, Canada)

 

2011                  Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)

                          Saving Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Living Arts Centre Gallery (Mississauga, Canada)

                          Rebel Grrrlz, Gallery TPW (Torun, Poland)

                          OUT tv, Documentary feature nationally broadcast (Canada)

 

2010                  Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)

                          Photopia, Gallery 44 (Toronto, Canada)

                          Milan Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, (Milan Italy)

                          London Lesbian Film and Video Festival, (London, England)

                          Some Prefer Cake Film Festival, (Bologna, Italy)

       CGLA Canadian Filmmakers, (Toronto, Canada)

       Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (Austin, USA)

       Rostock Queer Film Festival (Rostock, Germany)

       SASOD Film Festival (Georgetown, Guyana)

       Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)

       Queer Bodies, Queer Performances (Lublin, Poland)

       London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, British Film Institute (BFI), (London, England)

       STEM Cell: Experimental Docs 4: Memory (Edmonton, Canada)

       OUT tv, Documentary feature nationally broadcast (Canada)

       A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: (Poznań; Warsaw; Gdańsk; Lublin; Kraków; Zielona Góra;        and Toruń, Poland)

 

2009                  Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)

                          Documentary Now, Toronto Image Works (Toronto, Canada)

                          Iris International Festival of LGBT Animation (São Paulo, Brazil)

                          Festival Internacional de Animação Erótica, Toronto Image Works (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

                          Toronto Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

                          A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: (Poznań; Warsaw; Gdańsk; Lublin; Kraków; Zielona Góra;                             and Toruń, Poland)

 

2008                  First Friday, Contemporary Video Art Screening Series, Gallery Lambdon (Sarnia, Canada)

       Video Art is Queer, The Drake (Toronto, Canada)

       TTC, Pride Toronto on 40 public transit platforms (Toronto, Canada)

       Contact, The Gladstone (Toronto, Canada)

       Madurai International Documentary & Short Film Festival (Madurai, India)

       A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: (Poznań; Warsaw; Gdańsk; Lublin; Kraków; Zielona Góra;        and Toruń, Poland)

       Toronto Pride (Toronto, Canada)

       Bucharest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania)

       Mauritius Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Mauritius)

 

2007                  Edmonton Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Edmonton, Canada)

       Atlanta Out On Film Film Festival (Atlanta, USA)

       Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA)

       Tel Aviv International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel)

       Festival International du Film Gay et Lesbien de Grenoble (Grenoble, France)

       Kingston Reel Pride Film Festival, Festival Opener (Kingston, Canada)

 

2006                  Festival Gejevskega in Lezbičnega Filma (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

       Regina Queer City Cinema Film Festival (Regina, Canada)

       Winnipeg Reel Pride Film Festival, Festival Opener (Winnipeg, Canada)

       Dallas Outtakes (Dallas, USA)

       Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival (Milwaukee, USA)

       Michigan Women's Music Festival (Walhalla, USA)

       Halifax Pride (Halifax, Canada)

       LIX, SAW Gallery (Ottawa, Canada)

       Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, SAW Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

 

Awards & Grants

2021                  Media Artists Creation Projects, Ontario Arts Council

 

2020                  FCAD Scholarly Research and Creative Activities Seed Grant for Faculty, Ryerson University,                                     Toronto, Canada

 

2018                  Excellence in the Arts Award (for an established professional artist), City of Barrie, Canada

 

2018                  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Art Gallery of Sudbury)

 

2018                  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Ed Video Media Arts Centre)

 

2018                  Explore and Create: Research & Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

 

2017                  Explore and Create: Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2017                  Working Artist Grant, Working Artist Org. (Washington, USA)

2016                  New Media Research and Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

                          1st Prize, Consilience of Art and Science, 2016, Pence Gallery, UC Davis (California, USA)

 

2015                  Probationary Faculty Support Program Grant, California State University (Northridge, USA)_

 

2014                  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

                          Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

 

2013                  Travel Funding Grant, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design

       Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

       Nominee, Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, Boston University

       Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada

       Seed Funding, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design Grant              (CIV-DDD), Government of Ontario, Canada

 

2012                  New Media Research and Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

                          Seed Funding, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design Grant (                               CIV-DDD), Government of Ontario, Canada

 

2011                  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

 

2010                  Media Arts Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

                          Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008-9               Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario

2007-8               Ryerson Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)

 

2007                  Media Arts Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

       Media Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

       Media Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

       Audience Award, Favourite Canadian Film, Reelout Film Festival (Kingston, Canada)

 

2006                  Best Canadian Feature, Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

 

2005                  Admission Fellowship Award, University of Toronto Master of Architecture (Toronto, Canada)

                          Hattie Aileen Sommerville Award, University of Toronto Master of Architecture (Toronto, Canada)

2004                  Trinity Square Video Award, Trinity Square Video (Toronto, Canada)

Speaking Engagements

 

2020                  UNCG, School of Art. That Which Transpires Behind that Which Appears: Uncovering Paradigms                             through Mediation (Greensboro, NC, USA)

 

2019                  Art 12A: Art, Design & Electronic Culture, University of California Irvine (Irvine, USA)

 

2019                  Arts as a Catalyst for Change Forum, Simcoe County Board of Education (Springwater, Canada)

 

2018                  Panel discussion - MUTEK_IMG, The Search for Digital Aesthetics’ Unknown Unknowns (Montreal,                           Canada)

 

2018                  University of Lethbridge: Art NOW Lecture Series. Patterns Beneath the Surface (Lethbridge,                                     Canada)

 

2018                  Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Traces of Being(s) (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada)

 

2017                  University of Victoria: Department of Visual Arts. What Remains: Evidence of Paradigms After                                   Mediation (Victoria, Canada)

 

2017                  Ryerson University: School of Image Arts. What Remains: Evidence of Paradigms After Mediation,                             (Toronto, Canada)

 

2016                  Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Traces of Being(s) (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada)

 

2016                  University of California, Irvine: School of the Arts. Pattern Finding: Quotidian Trajectories in Urban                             Environments (Irvine, USA)

 

2015                  California State University, Northridge: Department of Art. Pattern Finding: Quotidian Trajectories in                           Urban Environments (Los Angeles, USA)

 

2014                  Lines and Nodes: Media, Aesthetics and Infrastructure Symposium presentation: Infrastructures of                           a Visualized Arctic (New York, USA)

 

2013                  Ethnographic Terminalia, Arts Incubator. Visualizing Canada’s Urban North (Chicago, USA)

       Urban Ecologies Conference presentation: Pattern Finding: Quotidian Transitions from Order to             Chaos (Toronto, Canada)

       GRAND Digital Media Conference poster presentation: Visualizing Canada’s Urban North,                      (Toronto, Canada)

       CIV-DDD Brown Bag Seminar: Visualizing Canada’s Urban North (Toronto, Canada)

 

2012                  Doors Open, Cannon Design (Toronto, Canada)

2011                  York University (Toronto, Canada)

                          University of Toronto at Mississauga & Sheridan Collage (Oakville, Canada)

2010                  CGLA Canadian Filmmakers (Toronto, Canada)

2009                  Panelist: Documentary Media, Contact (Toronto, Canada)

                          Trent University (Peterborough, Canada)

2007                  University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

                          Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA)

                          York University (Toronto, Canada)

                          Queer Youth Digital Video Project, Inside Out (Toronto, Canada)

                          Kingston Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Kingston, Canada)

2006                  Panelist: Small Town Queers, Regina Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Regina, Canada)

                          Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival (Toronto, Canada)

       SAW gallery (Ottawa, Canada)

       Winnipeg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Winnipeg, Canada)

2005                  Laurentian University (Barrie, Canada)

 

Selected Reviews, Catalogues & Essays

 

2022                  Catalogue: Manifest Exhibition Annual MEAs17, Manifest Press (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 

2021                  Catalogue: Bernhardt, Sarah. Tori Foster: Pulse Crowds. Ritual, Intersect Arts Center (St. Louis,                                 MO, USA)

 

2021                  Interview: VAST Magazine, Issue no 2.

 

2019                  Article: How artists interpret ag data. In The Western Producer. Nov 14, 2019

 

2019                  Review: The Globe and Mail. June 1, 2019. Alex Bozikovic. Skip Stop: Rethinking the Legacy of                                 Modern Architecture in Toronto’s Regent Park 

 

2018                  Marion, Joanne. Tori Foster Traces of Beings.  City of Medicine Hat Arts & Heritage Centre and                                 Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery,  ISBN: 978-1-98813-04-2.

 

2016                  Foster, Tori. Pattern Finding. In Urban Ecologies 2013. Toronto: OCAD University, 2016. 96 – 99

 

2016                  Review: CSUN Art Space, Faculty Spotlight: Tori Foster. Oct 10, 2016

 

2015                  Video: CBC News: Northbeat The Changing Seasons in Hay River. Jan 12, 2015

 

2014                  Visual Essay: Foster, Tori and Jesse C. Jackson. Iterations: Layers of the City. In Spacing 30                                      (Winter 2014). Toronto: Spacing Media, 2014. 38 – 41

       Catalogue: Jackson, Jesse C. and Tori Foster. Ten Low-Rise Apartments, Regent Park in 2014               Toronto International Art Fair catalogue. Toronto: Informa, 2014. 181

 

2013                  Bell, Lindsay A. and Jesse C. Jackson. Visualizing Canada’s Urban North. In Urban Ecologies                                   2013. Toronto: OCAD University, 2014. Expanded abstract. Forthcoming

       Catalogue: Ethnographic Terminalia, Arts Incubator, Chicago, USA

       Catalogue: 20th Annual Watermill Centre Summer Benefit, Watermill Centre, New York, USA

       Catalogue: Project 31, OCAD University

 

2011                  Essay: Smith, Greg J.. "Motion Capture: Tori Foster's Concentrated Geographies"

       Review: t.o.night, May 24

       Review: Creative Applications Network, May 19

       Review: BlogTO, May 18

       Review: The Globe and Mail, May 7

       Review: NOW Magazine, Must See Show, May 5 to May 12

       Review: Eye Weekly, April 7 to 13

 

2010                  Essay: Cole, Janis. “A Finer Education.” POV Magazine, No. 77, Spring, 2010. Pg 25

       Review: Rogers: Toronto Living, May 25

       Review: Serial Consign, April 24

       Review: Serial Consign, January 21

 

2009                  Essay: Smith, Greg J.. "Continuous City: The Impossibility of Understanding in the Path of a                                       Torontonian"

                          Essay: Foster, Tori. “The Mother City.” Vague Terrain: citySCENE, Issue No. 13. March

                          Radio: CIUT Radio: Take 5, May 14

                          Review: NOW Magazine, Vol. 28 No. 27, May 13 to 20

 

2008                  Review: NOW Online, June 26

                          Review: Educational Media Reviews Online, January 22

 

2007                  Review: Simcoe Life Magazine, October 23

                          Review: Vue Weekly, Issue No. 631, November 21

                          Cover story: NOW Magazine, Vol. 25 No. 38 May 18 to 24

 

2006                  Review: The National Post, Vol. 8 No. 175, May 18

                          Cover story: Xtra Magazine No. 562, May 11 to 24

                          Review: SceneandHeard.ca, May

                          Video: CTV: Movie Television, Episode No.18-029, May 5

                          Video: MTV Canada: MTV Live, July 23

 

Residencies

 

2016                  University of Lethbridge's Data Physicalization Lab & the Lethbridge Agricultural Research Centre                           (Alberta, Canada)

 

2013                  Arts Incubator, Ethnographic Terminalia (Chicago, USA)

 

Commissions

 

2008                  Pride Toronto, Video Commission issued by Sharon Switzer, Toronto, Canada

 

Selected Public Collections

 

                            Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

                            Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                            University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                            University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

                            Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

                            University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                            York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                            Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

                            University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

                            Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

                            Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

                            Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

                            University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

                            Working Artists Org., Washington, D.C., USA

                            Private collections

                            Corporate collections

 

Academic Appointments

 

2020-p               Assistant Professor, School of Art, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC,                                 USA
 

2018-19             Assistant Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2015-present     Assistant Professor, Department of Art, California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, USA

 

2013-2016         Adjunct Professor, Research and Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada