Frans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment.

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Residencies '19 - '20

Chris Dolman

Born 1977 Vancouver Canada. Lives and works in 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, and Villa Belleville, Paris France, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee 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.

He is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.

General Residency
03.07.2017 - 28.07.2017


Chris-Dolman-The Lonely Worm, and the Sad Act of Moving House_2017

Chris-Dolman-My Ghost's shadow plays trips_2017

Chris Dolmanempty vessels ice cream

Chris-Dolman-The 19th Hole Has a Slippery Green_2017

Chris-Dolman-Meloncholy Man_2017

Chris-Dolman-In His Head A fight breaks out between his past and present Self_2017

Chris-Dolman-Meloncholy Man, Blue_2017

Chris Dolmanempty vessels smell my finger

CHRIS DOLMAN_Anxious Tableau 2017


Chris Dolman_empty vessels hand towel

CHRIS DOLMAN_Downer 2017

Chris Dolman empty vessels tongue

Chris Dolman Empty vessels spinning plate

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