Eva Nolan is an emerging, Sydney-based artist currently undertaking a PhD in Art, Design & Media at UNSW Art, Design & Architecture. Her research investigates themes of entanglement and codependence within multispecies ecologies, and explores the intersection of analogue and digital approaches to drawing.
Nolan's speculative ecosystems are created beneath a magnifying lens, entwining a plethora of diverse species teeming with life. Her practice challenges traditional scientific illustration, whereby organisms were excised from their natural habitats and preserved as inanimate objects of curiosity. Nolan’s drawings offer a contemporary reimagining of biological illustration – one that illuminates interspecies relationships and the innate connection between all living things.
Eva Nolan’s solo exhibitions include her debut at Olsen Annexe in 2020, and her Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition at ADspace and EPICentre, UNSW Art, Design & Architecture, 2019. She has exhibited internationally at Arts Catalyst, London, and Xinying Cultural Centre, Tainan, Taiwan. Her work has been featured in The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.
Nolan has received Highly Commended at The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award 2021, winner of The Drawing Award at the North Sydney Art Prize 2019, winner of The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2018 and the Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award 2018.