Photo of Tori Foster
tfoster@faculty.ocadu.ca
Photo of Tori Foster
Tori Foster
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Art
tfoster@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Emergent Behaviour, Pattern Visualization, Space-Time Relationship

Overview

Tori Foster is a Toronto-based media artist whose work centres on emergent behaviour and the urban landscape. Heavily process oriented, very little of Foster's work is a direct representation of captured environs. Rather, captured imagery is treated as data, subjected to a series of actions, and re-presented to expose alternate information inherent to, but not visible in, the original dataset. Foster was recently nominated for the Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards at Boston University and has shown work in 16 countries world-wide, including Italy, Germany, France, England, Israel, Poland, Guyana, India, Korea, Australia, Brazil, Canada and America.

Education

2007-09 M.F.A. with Distinction (Documentary Media) Ryerson University

2001-05 B.F.A. with Honours (New Media) Ryerson University

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2013 Arts Incubator, Ethnographic Terminalia, Chicago, USA

2013 Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair), Toronto, Canada

2013 Watermill Centre, 20th Annual Benefit, The Hamptons, New York, USA

2013 Richmond-Adelaide Centre, ARTablet, Toronto, Canada

2012 Seoul Station, Trains and Cinema, Seoul, Korea

2012 Antitube Nuit Num–riques, Qu–bec, Canada

2011 WARC Gallery, Concentrated Geographies, Toronto, Canada

2011 Living Arts Centre Gallery, Saving Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Mississauga, Canada

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

2010 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, British Film Institute (BFI), London, England

Awards \ Grants

2013 Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

2013 Nominee, Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, held every 4 years, Boston University

2013 Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2013 Seed Funding, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD)

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

2012 Seed Funding, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD)

2011 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

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

2010 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008-09 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario

2007-08 Ryerson Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University

2007 Media Arts Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2007 Media Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2007 Media Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2007 Favourite Canadian Film, Audience Award, Reelout Film Festival, Kingston

2006 Best Canadian Feature, Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto

2005 Admission Fellowship Award, University of Toronto, Master of Architecture program

2005 Hattie Aileen Sommerville Award, University of Toronto, Master of Architecture program

2004 Trinity Square Video Award, Toronto

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Society for Visual Anthropology