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 On Location, a billboard commission at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Carousel at Zalucky Contemporary (2016), Reciprocity – a failure to communicate, a special commission for C Magazine’s participation at the L.A. Art Book Fair (2015) and Spit and Image at Ryerson Image Centre (2014). Cotter received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2012 and is currently a candidate in the Master of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto (2015-2017).