Michael Zavros, a realist painter, drawer, sculptor and film-maker, was born in 1974 and graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1996.
Michael has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace Auckland and Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.
Michael has been awarded three of the four prestigious prizes awarded for drawing in Australia: the 2002 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, the 2005 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize and the 2007 Kedumba Drawing Prize. He was the recipient of the 2004 MCA Primavera Collex Art Award. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 he was a finalist in The Archibald Prize. In 2010 he was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world’s richest prize for portraiture. In 2007 he was appointed to the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
His work is held in numerous private and public collections in Australia and Internationally.
Image: LS06 Charcoal on paper, 86 x 122cm, (2011)