Michael Fikaris is an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose career has spanned nearly 20 years. Initially a central figure in both Melbourne’s comic book and street art movements in the early 2000’s, Fikaris has expanded their oeuvre into print making, small press publishing and large-scale painting.
Fikaris has worked extensively on projects locally and internationally with varying communities as well as art institutions and educational bodies. As an art publisher and community driven project leader, Fikaris has been collaborating on anthologies under the name Silent Army comic collective since 2003 and in 2017 was awarded the Platinum Ledger Award for outstanding service to Australian comics. His Art Publishing practice is held in permanent collections around the world including locally with NGV (Living Artists Collection) and NGA (Book Arts Collection).
As an Australian artist living and painting in the north of Melbourne, I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay massive respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded.