2008 -Masters of Arts, Photography, University of Bolton, UK, Dalian, China cohort.
2005 -Honours Bachelor of Science, Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Selected Commissions and Work Experience
2021 -Commission, photographed extensively the work of LOFT Community Services, Toronto.
2020 -Photographer, freelancer for Postmedia and The Globe and Mail, Toronto.
2019 -Commission, Heroes of Dialogue book, photographs of Hiba Ibrahim, KAICIID Centre, Toronto.
2018 -Commission, “Fur” residency and exhibition with artist Freya Gabie, Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden.
2017 -Commission, documented FEAS staff and students, Ryerson University, Toronto.
2015 -Commission, photographed housing-related stories for exhibit, Evergreen City Works, Toronto.
2017 -Commission, photographed classroom activities, Facing History and Ourselves, London, UK.
2014 -Commission, documented working lives of several individuals, Atkinson Foundation, Toronto.
2013 -Photographer, documented openings and various events, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto.
2012 -Photo Editor and Photographer, volunteered and worked for magazine featuring emerging artists, Wondereur, Toronto.
2011 -Photographer, started regular freelance work for daily newspaper, Toronto Star, Toronto.
2010 -Photographer, shot events, editorial, and breaking news, Torontoist, Toronto.
2009 -Commission, photographed making of Candice Breitz’s Factum, The Power Plant, Toronto.
Selected Teaching and Public Engagement Experience
2020 -Virtual Presentation, George Brown College Photojournalism and Street Photography class, Toronto.
2019 -Presentation, George Brown College Photojournalism and Street Photography class, Toronto.
2018 -Workshop, facilitated 5-week photography workshop, Waaw, Saint-Louis, Senegal.
2018 -Mentorship, facilitated apprenticeship for Humber College student Malachai Heron, Toronto.
2017 -Workshop, designed, facilitated 5-week Photojournalism and Documentary Photography workshop, curated
2017 exhibit of participant work, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon.
2016 -Workshop, community photography meetups for Youth Council, Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario.
2016 -Presentation, shared Peetabeck with photographic community at Open Show Toronto #16, Toronto.
2016 -Mentorship, facilitated apprenticeship for Sheridan College student Chris Bianco, Toronto.
2015 -Workshop, volunteer photography facilitator with ArtsCan Circle, Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario.
2013 -Workshop, volunteer photography instructor for film students, Kibera Film School, Nairobi, Kenya.
2013 -Presentation, guest speaker, Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto.
2012 -Presentation, showed work at Mindful Arts session for clients with mental illness, Toronto.
2011 -Workshop, photography facilitator, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre, Toronto.
2011 -Presentation, showed work to Grade 11/12 Visual Arts students, The Blyth Academy, Toronto.
2010 -Workshop, volunteer photography facilitator, Pathways to Education in Lawrence Heights, Toronto.
2010 -Presentation, showed work to morning assembly of over 600, Havergal College, Toronto.
2010 -Workshop, after-school photo activities coordinator, Humberside Montessori School, Toronto.
2009 -Workshop, facilitated 8-week youth photography workshop Our City Our Stories, Toronto.
2009 -Workshop, planned/implemented 7-week digital photography course, K-Club and SEAS, Toronto.
2021 -Unhoused, solo exhibition, Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
2021 -Unhoused, solo exhibition, Space Place, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
2019 -Peetabeck, solo exhibition, Bloor/Gladstone Library, Toronto, Canada.
2019 -Offcut, collaboration with pianist Adam Sherkin for Piano Lunaire, Brockton Nanostage, Toronto.
2018 -Offcut, a collaborative show with artist Freya Gabie, Eriksberg museum, Tranås, Sweden.
2016 -Paris: Baras/Les Roses d’Acier, solo exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.
2015 -The Many Faces of Housing Photo Exhibit, with Studio Jaywall, Toronto Metro Hall, Toronto.
2014 -RMG Exposed, juried exhibition, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.
2014 -For the Record: Roadmaps & Diaries, juried exhibition, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.
2013 -Us • Them, Inter Art Gallery group show, Pingyao Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
2011 -Art Polonica III, group show, Art Square Gallery, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto.
2010 -Broke, exhibition of post-quake Haiti photos (collaboration with Well and Good) accompanied by a fundraising
2010 event called Fix, 52 McCaul, Toronto.
2009 -Freedom from Poverty?, group show, Chobi Mela V Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009 -Me, Young, in Colour, exhibited with fellow MA students, Pingyao Festival, Pingyao, China.
Selected Publications and Interviews
2019 -“Nick Kozak's sensitive photographs of an overcrowded African community under threat”,
2019 online publication of Ndar series from Saint-Louis, Senegal, Creative Boom.
2018 -“Wearing Black”, publication of Standing Rock reportage, Frontier Magazine, Toronto.
2017 -“Interview with photographer Nick Kozak,” online feature of Peetabeck series, F-Stop Magazine.
2017 -“Exploring Northern Communities”, feature with writer Jack Locke, U of T Magazine, Toronto.
2016 -“This Toronto photographer captured the beauty, hope and heartbreak of life on a First Nations reserve”,
2016 online publication of Peetabeck series with interview, Toronto Life, Toronto.
2016 -“Documentary photographer reflects on time in Fort Albany”, radio
2016 interview with host Olivia Stefanovich, Morning North, CBC, Sudbury, Ontario.
2015 -“Je suis Charlie”, photo/video reportage of Charlie Hebdo killings, Maclean’s Magazine, Toronto.
2015 -“Paris’ disappearing booksellers”, online reportage with Anne-Marie Bissada, BBC Travel.
2015 -“L’ALLUMETTE”, Kibera photograph featured part of the “Photo du Lundi” series, 6mois, Paris.
2014 -Sense-Ability, book containing documentation of 6-month series of workshops involving art and people living with
2014 a diagnosis of mental illness, Mindful Arts, Toronto.
2014 -“Homemade: An inside look at six Canadian food manufacturers”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto.
2013 -“The Bookseller of Kibera”, online publication of reportage from Kenya, The Mail and Guardian.
2012 -Displaced, online publication of Haiti reportage, News Photographers’ Association of Canada.
2011 -“Slut Walk”, photographs from Toronto’s SlutWalk protest, Grazia Magazine, London, UK.
2009 -Candice Breitz: Same Same, photos of making of project Factum, The Power Plant, Toronto.
Awards, Grands, and Residencies
2021 -Arts Abroad grant, The Travel component, Canada Council for the Arts.
2019 -Exhibition Assistance grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2018 -Arts Abroad grant, The Residencies component, Canada Council for the Arts.
2018 -Artist residency, Waaw, Saint-Louis, Senegal.
2018 -Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program grant, Toronto Arts Council.
2018 -Artist “Fur” residency, Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden.
2018 -Visual Artists Creation Projects grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2017 -Flash Forward Competition Winner, Magenta Foundation.
2017 -Artist residency, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon.
2016 -Exhibition Assistance grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2015 -Flash Forward Competition Winner, Magenta Foundation.
2014 -2nd place prize, For the Record: Roadmaps & Diaries, Mississauga Living Arts Centre.
2014 -Emerging Visual Artist grant, Toronto Arts Council.
2012 -Flash Forward Competition Honourable Mention, Magenta Foundation.
2011 -Spirit of the Workshop Award, Missouri Photo Workshop.