bio

b. 1977 Vancouver Canada

Lives and works Sydney Australia

Chris Dolman makes paintings and objects imbued with incongruent and self-deprecating humour. Drawing from personal experience, art history and popular culture, his work hovers between existentially driven narrative and slapstick caricature. Dolman’s areas of interest include failure, superstitions, pathos and loss, which he explores through his practice with an equal mix of sincerity and irony.

Dolman holds an MFA (research) from Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University, 2016, and a BFA with honours (first class) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2010. He was the recipient of the Wallara Travelling Scholarship (2009), awarded the 2017 Art Gallery of NSW Dyason Bequest, ArtStart and New Work from the Australia Council for the Arts and Artist Support from Arts NSW. Dolman has undertaken international residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Villa Belleville Paris, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. National residencies include: Hill End, Bundanon Trust, BigCi NSW, Ceramic Design Studio, Parramatta Artist Studios, and Artspace Sydney. He has presented work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

Dolman created and ran the project gallery  TWENTY THIRTYSEVEN from his Glebe share house (2015).

He is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.