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Artist CV

Michal Plis

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Brief Biography

Michal is a Polish neurodiverse artist in Melbourne, Australia. Through art he explores feelings, music, nature, space, transparency, glow, micro & macro objects out of scale. His mother, Renata was a fine artist in Koszalin, Poland in the 1980’s then passed away when Michal was 3 years old.


He has had a passion for art making since an early age. He studied and excelled heavily in fine arts in year 10 to 12 and received a TER score of 83.15 to attend the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) in the year 2000. But due to to long term illness not long after finishing Year 12, he was limited to making art at his home studio but stopped 12 years ago.


Recently after 12 years break he has restarted art making. Refer to for a full biography and his art background history. He would love to be given an opportunity to be considered for art exhibitions (solo and group), art competitions or fairs and any art sales opportunities, so he can pursue art full time in funding art making and studying further under mentorships of experienced artists (his top passion in life besides his faith - which is the most important for him, is being a fine artist).


2023 - Acrylic Painting Art Class

Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre, McKinnon, VIC

Guided acrylic class with 4 training paintings covering Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Georgio Morandi, Pablo Picasso. Artist tutor was Setareh Hosseini

2000 - Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Eumemmerring Secondary College

TER score of 83.15. Almost entire year 10 and following year 11 and 12 he spent on Visual Arts and Multimedia subjects creating numerous fine drawings, paintings and sculptures under the training of 2 experienced fine artists in Melbourne.

1998 - Master Arts Class

Eumemmerring Secondary College

A full day drama and art class with an experienced drama and arts teacher in year 10 to design an artistic mask and perform without inhibitors behind a mask.

Solo Exhibitions

5-22 July 2023 - Hidden Becomes Visible

Rubicon ARI Gallery, North Melbourne, VIC, AUS 

Separate section of the gallery but in a Group Exhibition along with Heidi Weber & Nick Berry. Michal Plis explored the interplay between visible and invisible in Hidden Becomes Visible. Through fluorescent (UV) and acrylic artworks, hidden aspects within ourselves and the world are unveiled. 

Group Exhibitions

13/12/23 - 23/01/24 - ROLLIN"

26 Advantage Art Gallery, Highett VIC, AUS

A summer series group exhibition which featured 4 of Michal's Flourescent UV artworks along with 18 other artists. 

24/06 - 2/07 2023 - Artists Plein Air Exhibition

Camberwell Art Show, Hawthorn, VIC, AUS

One artwork on display at the level 1 on the Plein Air Wall. With 2 Ducks at the boathouse. 

2022 - Acrylic Class Exhibition

Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre, Glen Eira, VIC, AUS

Exhibition of my and other students 4 training paintings covering Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Georgio Morandi, Pablo Picasso. Artist lecturer was Setareh Hosseini

2000 - Year 12 Fine Arts Exhibition

Hallam Secondary College - Formerly Eumemmerring Secondary College - Hallam Campus. 

Michal was the prime feature as the top fine arts student for year 11 and 12. The following works was exhibited: "Woods of Healsvile" painting, Looking Out the Window and the A Daydream" sculpture was exhibited along with other students. 

Public Collections

2023 - Not As Yet

Michal has never had any of his works in public collections. 


1998 - Dandenong Roatary Show

First Prize Painting for Students Years 9/10

2000 - City of Casey

Sister City Art Project (Springfield Ohio USA) - Certificate of Participation


Association of Sculptors of Victoria

Michal became a member in 2023. The Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Australia is a not-for-profit society supporting sculpture and sculptors in Victoria, Australia. Visit their website.

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