Nathan Stolz is a contemporary Australian artist operating at the intersection of documentary and fine art photography, currently completing masters 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, A LONG & WINDING ROAD (forthcoming), explores Australian identity in the modern age.
Prizes & Awards
Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2018 (Finalist)
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award, 2018 (Finalist)
Picturing Footscray, 2018 (Judge: Jesse Marlow) (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
Universal Personal (group) - VCA Artspace, Melbourne, 2018 Waves (group) - c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, 2017
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