Michael Zavros

Born in 1974, studied at Queensland College of Art. Has won the Bulgari Art Awards, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, and the Jacardana Drawing Award & others.

Michael Zavros was born in 1974. From 1994-1996 he studied Visual Arts at Queensland College of Art. In 2000 Zavros began lecturing part-time in painting at Queensland College of Art and became a Sessional Lecturer in 2005. In 2007 Zavros was appointed to Board of Visual Arts, Australia Council, and in 2014 was appointed to the Board of the National Association of the Visual Arts where he still serves. Zavros has been awarded various residencies including the Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Fund residencies in New York, Barcelona and Milan, a Cite International des Arts Residency in Paris through the Power Institute, University of Sydney and a residency at the Gunnery Studios. His highly realist works have been exhibited throughout the world in many solo and group exhibitions including exhibitions at Art Los Angeles Contemporary and Art Basel Hong Kong. He has won many awards including the 2012 Bulgari Art Awards, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2010, the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize in 2005, and the Jacardana Drawing Award in 2002 amongst others. He has also been a finalist in the Archibald Prize multiple times. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum, Artbank, National Portrait Gallery, Griffith University Art Collection, Newcastle Region Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Gallery and numerous private collections.