Born: 1982, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works: Los Angeles, USA

Education 

2007-09      M.F.A. with Distinction (Documentary Media) Ryerson University
2005-06      M.Arch. course work University of Toronto
2001-05      B.F.A. with Honours (New Media) Ryerson University

Solo Exhibitions

2017      Pari Nadimi Gallery, Time Machine, Toronto, Canada
2016      Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Traces of Being(s), Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
2014      Pari Nadimi Gallery, Quotidian Trajectories, Toronto, Canada
2011      WARC Gallery Concentrated Geographies, Toronto, Canada
2010      Convenience Gallery The Impossibility of Understanding in the Path of a Torontonian, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2016      Studio Channel Islands, Dynamic, Camarillo, CA, USA
2016      Santa Geffa Hypogeum, Cavo Fest, Trani, Italy
2016      Pence GalleryThe Consilience of Art and Science, Davis, CA, USA
2016      Upstream Gallery, Photography Takes Over, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA

2014      OCAD U, Project 31, Toronto, Canada
2014      Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Urban Factors (300 Seconds), Toronto, Canada

2013      Arts Incubator, Ethnographic Terminalia, Chicago, USA
2013      Orillia Museum of Art and History, Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia, Canada
2013      Watermill Centre 20th Annual Summer Benefit, The Hamptons, New York, USA
2013      OCAD U Project 31, Toronto, Canada
2013      Gallery 44 Photopia, Toronto, Canada
2013      TEDx Simplexity, Toronto, Canada
2013      Richmond-Adelaide Centre ARTablet, Toronto, Canada
2013      Gallery TPW Photorama, Toronto, Canada
2013      Richmond-Adelaide CentreARTablet, Toronto, Canada
2013      Seoul Station Trains and Cinema, Seoul, Korea
2013      Antitube Nuit Numériques, Québec, Canada
2013      OUT tv, Documentary feature nationally broadcast, Canada

2011     Gallery TPW Photorama, Toronto, Canada
2011     Living Arts Centre Gallery Saving Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Mississauga, Canada
2011     Rebel Grrrlz Torun, Poland
2011     OUT tv, Documentary feature nationally broadcast, Canada

2010     Gallery TPW Photorama, Toronto, Canada
2010     Gallery 44 Photopia, Toronto, Canada
2010     Milan Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Milan, Italy
2010     London Lesbian Film and Video Festival, London, England
2010     Some Prefer Cake, Bologna, Italy
2010     CGLA Canadian Filmmakers, Toronto, Canada
2010     Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Austin, USA
2010     Rostock Queer Film Festival, Rostock, Germany
2010     SASOD Film Festival, Georgetown, Guyana
2010     Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2010     Queer Bodies, Queer Performances, Lublin, Poland
2010     London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, British Film Institute (BFI), London, England
2010     STEM Cell: Experimental Docs 4: Memory, Edmonton, Canada
2010     OUT tv, Documentary feature nationally broadcast, Canada
2010     A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: Poznan; Warsaw; Gdansk; Lublin; Kraków; Zielona Góra; and Torun, Poland

2009     Toronto Image Works Documentary Now, Toronto, Canada
2009     Gallery TPW Photorama, Toronto, Canada
2009     Iris International Festival of LGBT Animation, São Paulo, Brazil
2009     Festival Internacional de Animação Erótica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009     A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: Katowice; Szczecin; Olsztyn; and Poznan, Poland
2009     Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2008     Gallery Lambdon, First Friday, Contemporary Video Art Screening Series, Sarnia, Canada
2008     The Drake Video Art is Queer, Toronto, Canada
2008     TTC Pride Toronto, on 40 public transit platforms, Toronto, Canada
2008     The Gladstone Exposed, Toronto, Canada
2008     A Million Different Loves, in the cities of: Krakow; Wroclaw; Lublin; Torun; Lódz; and Trójmiasto, Poland
2008     Madurai International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Madurai, India
2008     Toronto Pride, Toronto, Canada
2008     Bucharest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
2008     Mauritius Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Mauritius

2007     Edmonton Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada
2007     Atlanta Out On Film Film Festival, Atlanta, U.S.A.
2007     Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
2007     Tel Aviv International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007     Festival International du Film Gay et Lesbien de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
2007     Kingston Reel PrideFilm Festival, Festival Opener, Kingston, Canada

2006     Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006     Regina Queer City Cinema Film Festival, Regina, Canada
2006     Winnipeg Reel Pride Film Festival, Festival Opener, Winnipeg, Canada
2006     Dallas Outtakes, Dallas, U.S.A.
2006     Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
2006     Michigan Women's Music Festival, Walhalla, U.S.A.
2006     Halifax Pride, Halifax, Canada
2006     SAW Gallery LIX, Ottawa, Canada
2006     Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016     New Media Research & Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016     1st Prize, Consilience of Art and Science, 2016, Pence Gallery, UC Davis, California

2015     Probationary Faculty Support Program Grant,California State University, Northridge

2014     Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2013     Travel Funding Grant, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD)
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     Seed Funding, Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD)
2013     Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

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     Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario

2007     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

SELECTED REVIEWS, CATALOGUES & ESSAYS

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

2014     Foster, Tori and Jesse C. Jackson. Iterations: Layers of the City. In Spacing 30 (Winter 2014). Toronto: Spacing Media, 201438 – 41.    
2014     Jackson, Jesse C. and Tori Foster. Ten Low-Rise Apartments, Regent Park in 2014 Toronto International Art Fair catalogue. Toronto: Informa, 2014. 181.
2014     Bell, Lindsay A., Jesse C. Jackson, and Tori Foster. Text and images from Visualizing Canada’s Urban North in Lines and Nodescatalog. New 2014      York: New York University, 2014. 30 – 31.
2013     Bell, Lindsay A. and Jesse C. Jackson. Visualizing Canada’s Urban North. In Urban Ecologies 2013. Toronto: OCAD University, 2014. Expanded abstract.
2013     Essay: Layers of the City: Iterations SpacingMagazine, 10th Anniversary Edition, Winter 2013/14
2013     Catalogue: Ethnographic Terminalia, Arts Incubator, Chicago, USA
2013     Catalogue: 20th Annual Watermill Centre Summer Benefit, Watermill Centre, New York, USA
2013     Catalogue: Project 31, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

2011     t.o.night, May 24, 2011
2011     Creative Applications Network, May 19, 2011
2011     BlogTO, May 18, 2011
2011     The Globe and Mail, May 8, 2011
2011     NOW Magazine, May 5 to May 11, 2011
2011     Eye Weekly, April 7 to 13, 2011
2011     Smith, Greg J.. "Motion Capture: Tori Foster's Concentrated Geographies" Exhibition Essay.

2010     Rogers: Toronto Living, May 25, 2010
2010     Serial Consign April 24, 2010
2010     Serial Consign January 21, 2010
2010     Cole, Janis. “A Finer Education.” POV Magazine, No. 77, Spring, 2010. Pg 25.
2010     Smith, Greg J.. "Continuous City: The Impossibility of Understanding in the Path of a Torontonian" Exhibition Essay.

2009     CIUT Radio: Take 5 May 14, 2009
2009     Now Magazine May 13 to 20, 2009 Vol. 28 No. 37
2009     Foster, Tori. "The Mother City" Vague Terrain: citySCENE, Issue No. 13. March

2008     Now Online June 26, 2008
2008     Educational Media Reviews Online January 22, 2008

2007     Vue Weekly November 21, 2007, Issue No. 631
2007     Simcoe Life Magazine October 23, 2007
2006     SceneandHeard.ca May, 2006
2006     The National Post May 18, 2006 Vol. 8 No. 175
2006     Now Magazine cover story, May 18 to 24, 2006 Vol. 25 No. 38
2006     Xtra Magazine cover story, May 11 to 24, 2006 No. 562
2006     CTV: Movie Television May 5, 2006. Episode No.18-029
2006     MTV Canada: MTV Live July 23, 2006

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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     Urban Ecologies conference presentation: Pattern Finding: Quotidian Transitions from Order to Chaos, Toronto, Canada
2013     Ethnographic Terminalia, Arts Incubator. Visualizing Canada’s Urban North, Chicago, USA
2013     GRAND Digital Media Conference poster presentation: Visualizing Canada’s Urban North, Toronto, Canada
2013     CIV-DDD Brown Bag Seminar: Visualizing Canada’s Urban North, Toronto, Canada
2012     Doors Open, Cannon Design Toronto, Canada
2011     York University Toronto, Canada
2011     University of Toronto at Mississauga & Sheridan Collage Oakville, Canada
2010     CGLA Canadian Filmmakers Toronto, Canada
2009     Panel discussion - Contact lecture: Documentary Media Discussion Toronto, Canada
2009     Trent University Peterborough, Canada
2007     University of Toronto Toronto, Canada
2007     Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Philadelphia, U.S.A.
2007     Queer Youth Digital Video Project, Inside Out Toronto, Canada
2007     York University Toronto, Canada
2007     Kingston Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Kingston, Canada

2006     Panel discussion - Small Town Queer Life, Regina Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Regina, Canada
2006     Winnipeg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Winnipeg, Canada
2006     SAW gallery Ottawa, Canada
2006     Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival Toronto, Canada
2005     Laurentian University Barrie, Canada

RESIDENCIES & COMMISSIONS

2016     Data Physicalization Residency, at the University of Lethbridge Data Physicalization Lab and the Lethbridge Agricultural Research Centre, Alberta, Canada
2013     Arts Incubator, Ethnographic Terminalia, Chicago, USA
2008     Pride Toronto, video commission issued by Sharon Switzer, Toronto

SELECTED 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, BC, 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
Private collections
Corporate collections