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Nathan Stolz is a contemporary Australian artist operating at the intersection of documentary and fine art photography, recently graduated from a master’s degree by research (MFA) at Melbourne's VCA.

Our values shape and define us, but what shapes them? This question stands at the heart of Stolz's work, which seeks to understand why people are one way and not another. Looking for these invisible guiding forces has led him to consider many distinct cultural groups, examining how identity is established and transmitted in each case. With eyes for the strange, or perhaps strange eyes, he searches for sacred flashes which explain the whole.

Nathan's latest project, Aporia, explores tensions in Australian identity today.

Prizes & Awards

Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2019 (Finalist)
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, 2019 (Finalist)
Olive Cotton Award, 2019 (Finalist)
Head On Portrait Prize, 2019 (Finalist)
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award, 2018 (Winner)
Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2018 (Finalist)
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award, 2018 (Finalist)
Picturing Footscray, 2018 (Winner) 
CCP Salon - Colour Factory 'Strongest Narrative', 2017 (Winner)
Atkins Photographic Prize, 2016 (Winner)
CCP (SA) 'Latent Image' Award, SALA 2016 (Winner)
Adelaide Review Young Artist Award, 2016 (Finalist)
John Storey Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 2014

Selected Exhibitions

Develop (group) – Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2019
Aporia (solo) – Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, 2019
Bloom (group) – Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne 2019
VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition – Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2018
Bowness Prize (group) – Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2018
Ulrick & Schubert Photography Award (group) – HOTA, QLD, 2018
Universal Personal (group) – VCA Artspace, Melbourne, 2018
Waves (group) – c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, 2017
CCP Salon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2017
Linden Postcard Show (group) – Linden New Art, Melbourne, 2017
A Long & Winding Road (solo) – Elisabeth Murdoch Project Space, 2016
South of Broadway (solo) – MGSC, Adelaide, 2016
RAW (group) – RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne 2014
Kampong Speu Benefit (duo) – Rollerdoor, Melbourne 2013
Through the Lens (group) – First Site Gallery, Melbourne 2013
First Visions (group) – RMIT University, Melbourne 2012