Michael Fikaris is a visual artist meditating on themes of survival and connection. His work has taken him across the world and is held in permanent collections locally with National Gallery of Victoria (Living Artists Collection), State Library of Victoria (Artists' Books Collection) and National Gallery of Australia (Book Arts Collection).
Alongside his artistic oeuvre, Fikaris is a small press publisher and community arts worker, which has allowed him to work extensively with various communities as well as art institutions and educational bodies. Fikaris has been coordinating printed artist anthologies, live events and workshops under the name Silent Army since 2007 and in 2017 he was awarded the National 'Platinum Ledger' Award for outstanding service to Australian comics. In 2022 he continues to draw every day, work on local commissions and finish two new publications.
He works independently on unceded Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung country.
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