Tori Foster (she/they) is an openly autistic, queer, and transmasculine new media artist working across interactive, robotic, lens-based, and installation arts. Seeking the invisible informants of our lived experiences, she explores the areas of emergent behaviour, marginalized non-normative identities, and the nature of consciousness. Much of their work literally or metaphorically describes things we cannot see with the naked eye, but none-the-less can intuit or experience viscerally.
Foster earned an MFA and a BFA from TMU in Toronto Canada. She is the recipient of dozens of grants and awards including two current grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council for the respective creation of “It’s Complicated”, an interactive sign exploring gender experience, and “Conversations with Fate”, a generative performance piece exploring the emergent behaviors of a herd of autonomous robots. Her work has been presented in 18 countries world-wide and is held in numerous private and corporate collections.