Bio

Born 1977 Vancouver Canada

Lives and works Sydney Australia

Chris Dolman’s practice uses the formalist tropes of Modernism with incongruent and self deprecating humour. Moving across painting, printmaking, sculpture and video, Dolman draws on the histories of Surrealism, and the Comic grotesque, employing non-traditional self-portraiture to explore the fragmented self, engaging themes of doubt and failure, and the ironies complicit in contemporary personal and artistic life.

Dolman holds an MFA (research) from Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University, 2016, and a BFA (first class) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2010, where he was the recipient of the Wallara Travelling Scholarship (2009). He was awarded the 2017 AGNSW Dyason Bequest, and received New Work (early career) and ArtStart grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, and Artist Support from Arts NSW. Dolman has undertaken international residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. National residencies include: Hill End, Bundanon Trust, BigCi NSW, Ceramic Design Studio (Sydney Institute), and St George Institute of TAFE. He has exhibited internationally: Auckland Art Fair 2016, and SPVI Turner gallery Tokyo, and nationally with solo and group shows at: Galerie Pompom, Alaska projects, Firstdraft, West Space, Seventh, FELTspace, Wellington St projects, MOP projects, Casula Powerhouse, Hazelhurst Regional, Hawkesburry Regional, Fontanelle, Anna Pappas, and [MARS] gallery.

Dolman created and ran the project gallery TWENTY THIRTYSEVEN (2015).

He is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.