Matthew Dols currently lives in Prague, CZ. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and is in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Crown Point Press, the al Serkal Foundation, and the deYoung Museum’s Auchenbach Collection, among others. His work has been widely published including F-Stop Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US News and World Reports, Billboard Magazine, and The Washington Post Magazine.

He has received an EEA and Norway Grant and a Research Incentive Fund Grant for his work and given workshops and Spoken at Photoworld Dubai, Gulf Photo Plus, Maraya Art Center, University of North Carolina At Wilmington, and participated in a residency at No Boundaries Artist Colony.

He is a Professor of Photography at the University of Maryland Global Campus, and host and creator of the Art podcast, The Wise Fool. He received an MFA in New Genres Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC. He is a portfolio reviewer online for

Over the years, he has worked in museums, galleries, universities, stock photography agencies, as a photojournalist, picture framer, art critic, director of a community darkroom, a waiter, a roadie. He has studied with artists and photographers, massage therapists, chefs, reflexologists, Native American shamans, and has been a judge on the popular, “I am Nat Geo Photographer” TV show. He is also the founder of the ongoing Art for the Masses, an affordable art fair, started in 2003 and created Pedestrian Art, a public sculpture program in 2004 both in Wilmington, NC.