Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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. Treating her source material like data, her methods approach scientific precision while reaching for poetic and philosophical gains, exposing information inherent to, but invisible in, the original imagery.
Actualized through custom software, Movement Portraits are slit-scan images of pedestrian movement. Time is represented from left to right, showing in static elements as repeated thin slivers, creating a horizontal streaking effect. Moving elements such as pedestrians, pass through, rendered as recognizable figures.
Tori Foster earned an MFA and a 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 Toronto. She has received dozens of grants and awards. Her work has been presented in 16 countries world-wide, including Germany, India, Korea, Australia, Brazil, and the USA, and is held in numerous private and corporate collections. Tori Foster is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Canada.