Curriculum Vitae


1977 Born in Melbourne, Victoria


2001 Graduate Diploma in education, Melbourne University.

1999-2000 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honors), Monash University.

1996-1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (painting), Monash University.

Relevant Employment

2013 – 2014 – Visual Arts Program Leader. Academy of Design, Australia.  Melbourne.

2012- 2014 Lecturer. Academy of Design. Melbourne

2004-2010 VCE art and design teacher. Mount Evelyn Christian School, Victoria.

2002-2003 GCSE art and design teacher, Rokeby School, Stratford, London.


2011 & 2012 Big hArt productions, Resident Artist for  the play, ‘Namatjira’ Malthouse, Dandenong and Rural Victoria.


Australia, UK, Europe, Asia, United States of America, Vanuatu.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Sanctuary, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 Love & Fear, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.

2011 The Landing, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 It’s Not that it Burns, Dickerson Gallery, Sydney.

2010 This May Hurt, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2009 Michael Peck 2009, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Michael Peck 2008, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.

2006 Somewhere Culture, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.

2002 Influence, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

2000 Subtle Shadings of an inherited way of life, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

Selected group Exhibitions

2014 National Portrait Gallery, “In the Flesh”, Canberra, Australia.

2014 White Walls Gallery, Space//Squared group show, San Francisco CA, USA.

2013 Paradise Hills, Studio artists group show, Melbourne.

2013 Paradise Hills, So Long, My Forebear. Melbourne.

2013 Metro Gallery, Another Time, Another Place. Melbourne.

2013 Corey Helford Gallery, Shades. Culver City, CA, USA.

2013 Corey Helford Gallery, Art Collector Starter Kit. Culver City, CA, USA.

2013 Breeze Block Gallery, Wider Than A Postcard. Portland, OR, USA.

2012 South Australian Museum, Namatjira Project. Adelaide.

2012 Paradise Hills, Melbourne’s Burning. Melbourne.

2012 Metro Gallery, Climate Change. Melbourne.

2011 MARS gallery, You’re Welcome. Melbourne. (Charity Fundraiser event)

2011 Ausin Tung Gallery, High Definition II, Melbourne.

2011 Paradise Hills Gallery, High Definition, Melbourne.

2010 Paradise Hills Gallery Launch, Richmond, Melbourne.

2010 Group Drawing Show, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood Melbourne.

2010 Blender Artists Group show, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne.

2009 Line, Drawing Group show, Mailbox Exhibition Space, Melbourne.

2009 May – June, Selected artists, Dickerson Gallery, Sydney

2008 Small gems, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.

2007 Small gems, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.

2000 Square, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Melbourne.

2000 Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building Carlton

1999 Panorama, Six emerging Melbourne artists, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

1999, Review- Curators choice, gallery 101, Melbourne.

1998 Impact- art for a world Identity, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

1998 Where are we now, Gallery 5, Melbourne.


2014 Finalist for the John Leslie Landscape Art Prize, Sale VIC, Australia.

2014 Finalist for the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2014 Finalist for the Sulman Art Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

2013 Winner for the People’s Choice Nillumbik Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia.

2013 Finalist for the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2013 Finalist for the Black Swan Portraiture Prize, Perth, Australia.

2013 Finalist for Nillumbik Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia.

2013 Finalist for the Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2012 Finalist and awarded highly commended for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney, Australia

2012 Finalist for the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

2011 Finalist for the Archibald Prize Salon Des Refuse, Sydney.

2010 Finalist for the Dobell Drawing prize, The gallery of New South Wales.

2005 Finalist for Metro 5 Award.

2002 Finalist for City of Hobart Art Prize.

1998 Winner National Gallery of Victoria Trustees award.

1999, 1998, 1997, 1996- Shortlisted for Lucato Prize, Monash University.

1996 Awarded most prominent first year painter, Monash University.

Public Commissions

2011 Oxford Art Factory wall mural, Sydney.

2003 Goldman & Sachs, London.

2002- 2010 Private commissions in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney.


Monash University

Melbourne Publishing Company

Victoria Racing Club, Flemington

Private collections in Australia, London, New York and Hong Kong.

Public talks/presentations.

2014 Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia.

2014 L’Oreal Paris, Melbourne, Australia.

2014 Radio interview, The Arts Show, Highlands FM, VIC Australia.

2013 Artist talk and presentation at Nillumbik Council, Melbourne Australia.

2013 Open Studio artist talk, Laughing Waters Artist in Residency program, Melbourne Australia.

2012 Red Chair Artist talk, Montsalvat, Melbourne Australia.

2012 Guest artist & facilitator for corporate function for NIKE, Melbourne, Australia.

2012 Public talk & host for “A Perfect Winter’s Eve” at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Yarra Valley, Victoria,  Australia

2012 Public Talk/Interview with Richard Morecroft, Art after Hours. Art Gallery of New South Wales.

2012 Radio Interview – Triple R radio station.  SmartArts with Richard Watts. Australia.

2008 Radio interview- ABC 774 The conversation hour. Australia.

2002, Radio Interview, Triple R radio station.


2013 Feature Article, ‘Images that really Peck a punch’, MX newspaper Oct 29, Melbourne.

2013 Feature Article – ‘Love and Fear’ Innocence and Experience in the art of Michael Peck. Vault Magazine. Written by Alex McCulloch. Melbourne, Australia.

2013 Article – Michael Peck’s recent work. Blisss Magazine, June Issue, USA.

2012 Feature Article – The Archibald Prize, Contenders, ghosts and sacrificial lambs. Alex McCulloch.

2012 Feature Article – Climate in Pecking Order. The Diamond Valley Leader, January.

2012 Feature Article – Michael Peck. The Australian Art Review, Australia, January 2012 Issue.

2011 Article – Right Now Art, World Of Experiences. Belle Magazine, Australia, Issue Dec/Jan 2011.

2011 Article – Seen & Be Seen Hot 25 List, Harper’s Bazaar, Australia, Issue December.

2011 My Sunday – Michael Peck, Artist. by Max Olijeyk, The Sunday Herald Sun, 4 December

2011 Feature Article – Landing in the Middle of an Identity Crisis, MX magazine, Melbourne, Australia, 21 November.

2011 Front Cover, The Melbourne Review, Australia, Issue 2, November.

2011 Feature article – Michael Peck.  The Landing. Artist Profile, Australia, Issue 17.

2011 Article – Artist Michael Peck honours his WWII Grandfathers. by Sally Bennett 18 November, The Herald Sun.

2011 Feature Article – Hidden Meaning by Catherine Lambert. 20 November, The Herald Sun.

2011 Feature Interview- William Wong, Black and White World, Art Malaysia, Issue 13.

2011 Feature article- Acclaim Magazine.

2011 Feature article- Solitude in art, The Peak Magazine, Malaysia.

2010 Newspaper Article- Matthew Clayfield, The Plight of Innocents abroad, The Australian, April 13th2010.

2010 Artwork featured on Cover of Trouble Magazine, May 2010.

2010 Interview- Rita Dimasi, Arts Hub. 13th May,2010

2009 Sunday Arts feature, ABC TV. 31st May 2009.

2009 Artwork featured, Art and Australia, Online Gallery.

2009 Artwork featured in NGV Gallery Magazine.

2009 Feature, Australian Financial review.

2009 Interview- Art in the real world.

2009 Article, MX Newspaper, 12th may.

2008 William Jackson, On venturing to find a fit, Diamond Valley Leader, 18th June.

2008 Artwork featured in NGV Gallery magazine

2006 Jeff Makin, Critics Choice, The Herald Sun, 21 June, 2006.

2005 Full page Artwork featured on page 3, The Age, 10 February, 2005.

2002, Holly Evans, Domain Diary, The Age, 10 April, p 2.

2002, Alyce Zydower, Investing in Art, The Age, 22 April, pg 14.

2000 Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Exhibition Catalogue, pp64-5

2000 Artwork pictured in The Age, Entertainment Guide, 31 March.

2000 Jeff Makin, Critics Choice, The Herald Sun, 10 April, p 103.

2000 Robert Nelson, There’s an art to feelings of dislocation, The Age, Today Review, 12 April, p7.


2013 – April – June Artist in Residency, Nillumbik Laughing Waters, Eltham. VIC. Australia.

2011 – 2013 Paradise Hills Studio Residency, Melbourne. Australia.

2009-2010 Blender Studios Residency, Melbourne. Australia.