Max Stolkin (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist from Indianapolis. His work is rooted in his upbringing in the American Midwest, his background studies in literature, odd jobs he has worked or his travels across America or Europe. Solo exhibitions include Homing, Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, Blackpool, United Kingdom (2013). Group exhibitions include SculptEV, City of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (2013); DIY: Photographers and Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (2012); and KunstFoto/FotoKunst, Kunstforum Seligenstadt, Seligenstadt, Germany (2012). Stolkin participated in Artists Invite Artists, Joe Batt Session at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME (2011). Publications include New American Paintings #101 (2011). Stolkin received his B.A. from The Evergreen State College, an M.F.A. from California State University, and was a Guest Student at Kunsthochschule Mainz. During his residency on Governors Island, Stolkin will work on an ongoing series entitled If One More Person Walks Into This Building It Will Be Empty (2011-current), which involves sculptures and installations that investigate the aesthetics of sprawl in our contemporary built environments.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist