I want to challenge viewers to question the textures, patterns, and organic entities placed before them as I strip materials of their commonplace function. Light is important because it emphasizes a blurred distinction between familiar reflective surfaces and in some cases creates a paradox of fragility. I want to make the mundane mystical.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Stoler first started finding his artistic voice while attending Central High School. Stoler graduated from Denison University in Ohio with a BA in Studio Art and Biology in 2016. Since then, he has shown a collection of work in galleries in Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, and completed a ceramics residency in France. Stoler currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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