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
2023 -Photographer, freelancer for the New York Post, Toronto.
2022 -Commission, commercial photoshoot for Peloton with Mofilm USA, Toronto.
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.
2023 -"Unhoused in Toronto", self-published tabloid newspaper with photos from encampments in Toronto, accompanying Not for Sale! Intentional Communities for Unhoused People, at the Canada Pavilion for The Biennale Architettura 2023 in Venice, Italy.
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
2021 -“Tiny Shelters”, words and photographs, Spacing Magazine, issue 56.
2020 -"Tiny Shelters", contributed photos to an episode of The Drew Barrymore Show.
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.