Sam Cotter | Biography

Sam Cotter is a Toronto-based artist whose practice exists at the intersection of research, text, and image. Cotter regularly employs photography, film, and installation to examine issues of visual representation and artifice. Central to the construction of all of his projects is an embedded documentary element mediated through a self-reflexive filter. Recent exhibitions and projects include Parallel Tracks at the Art Museum, University of Toronto (2018), On Location, a temporary billboard commission at TIFF for the 2017 CONTACT Photography Festival, Carousel at Zalucky Contemporary (2015) and Spit and Image at Ryerson Image Centre (2014). Cotter received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2012 and will graduate from the Master of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto in the summer of 2018. He was recently longlisted for the New Generation Photography Award, co-presented by Scotiabank and the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada.