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Michele Morcos is a multimedia visual artist with a studio practice in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from UNSW Art & Design (Collage of Fine Arts) in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting/drawing) and a BA Honours in Art Theory.
Michele has exhibited her work in ten solo exhibitions and over twenty group exhibitions throughout Australia. She has been selected twice as a finalist for The Brett Whiteley Art Scholarship and also for major prizes such as the Mosman Art Prize, and the Urban EDGE contemporary art prize.
During the past 10 years, Michele has lectured and taught at Macquarie University, and in a number of art galleries including ADC: Australian Centre for Design in Sydney. She has also completed Artist-in-residence programs in Australia & overseas. In 2016 Michele collaborated on a public art project with DoeandDoe to create a ten minute hand drawn animated film for Transport NSW’s Wynscreen project, while exhibiting a new collection of works for her seventh solo exhibition at Koskela Gallery in Sydney.
In March 2018 Michele exhibited a new installation artpiece for Art Month Sydney, in the red project: a group exhibition curated by Alison at The Coal Loader Site in Balls Point Sydney, and in September, exhibited her eighth solo exhibition in Sydney entitled Everywhen : sensory displays of affection and alight, that focused on painted, drawn, sculpted, and coil woven artworks.
In 2020 Michele exhibit new work at Sabbia Gallery (Sydney) and the Jamfactory (Adelaide) and completed her 9th solo exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Sydney, which featured a collection of Australian landscape paintings.
Her 2022 solo exhibitions at Koskela and Galerie Zadra took her back to her first love of the Australian landscape and memories of painting and drawing trips to the stunning traditional lands of the Malyankapa, Pandjikali, Wanyuparlku and Wilyakali peoples in Far Western NSW.
In June 2023 Michele premièred a new installation/ performance work commissioned for The Openfields Arts festival in Berry NSW.
Michele has an artist studio in Marrickville Sydney, on the traditional lands of the Cadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora Nation.