Tori Foster’s works extract the invisible from the visible. Her rigorous explorations of time, motion, movement and space eloquently reveal the patterns hidden beneath the surface of our everyday. Through video, photography, and installation, Foster unearths the emergent behavior (complex systems that arise from simple interactions) of vehicular traffic, pedestrian movement, and plant and animal activity within urban and natural environments. Treating her source material like data and subjecting it to algorithms that expose alternate information inherent to (but not visible in) the original imagery, her methods approach scientific precision while reaching for poetic and philosophical gains.
Tori Foster earned an MFA and BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto and was based in Los Angeles as Assistant Professor and the Head of Video/Digital Art at California State University, Northridge, until moving back to her hometown of Barrie, Ontario in 2017. She has received dozens of grants and awards and her work has been presented in 16 countries world-wide. Foster is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Canada.