As an experienced journalist and filmmaker, David Andrew Stoler has been honored by The New York Times, the Smithsonian National Museum, and many others for his provocative, dynamic work in film, print, and lecture hall.
After receiving his creative writing BA from Brown in 1996, he became an award-winning and nationally-published journalist; his non-fiction has appeared across the country in internet papers like McSweeney's, Salon, Aeon, and The Chronicle for Higher Education, and was syndicated on-line by Alternet. In 2000, he was named New York Times Fellow in fiction at New York University’s creative writing program, where, in 2002, he received his MFA. In 2007 his short story, “The First Fire,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2014, his film, Daadi, was honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. And his recent documentary on the closing of the OK Harris gallery in SoHo was added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art last Spring.
He teaches filmmaking and creative writing to at-risk kids and young adults through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and undergraduates at City College (CCNY) & Berkeley College in New York City, and is the founder of misanthropictures.