Michael Zavros: life and works

Michael Zavros (born, Brisbane, Australia, 1974) is an Australian artist.

Zavros studied printmaking at Queensland College of Art in the 1990s. Zavros has won three Australian drawing prizes: The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award in 2002, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize in 2005 and the Kedumba Prize in 2007. In 2004, Zavros won the Primavera Collex great compliment through the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2010 Zavros won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize subsequently a portrait of his child Phoebe is dead/McQueen. The previous year, Zavros was awarded runner in the works in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize later than a self-portrait entitled V12 Narcissus. In 2012 he won the inaugural Bulgari Art Award, which included the acquisition of his work The supplementary Round Room by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2016 Zavros was the recipient of the Mosman Art Prize for a portrait of his daughter entitled Flora.

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He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2013.

Zavros has exhibited widely within Australia and his put it on is held in numerous private and public collections. His portrait of Quentin Bryce, Governor-General 2008–2014, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. His portrait of Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

From 2007-2011 Zavros served on the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. He is a current board aficionada of NAVA (National membership for the Visual Arts) and sits on the Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) board.

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