Michael Schmeja – Bio – Exhibitions

Visual Artist from Melbourne, Australia, currently living and working in Valencia, Spain.

EDUCATION

2006 University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma of Art Education
2004 Victorian College of The Arts, BA of Fine Arts, Australia
2000 Chisholm Institute, Diploma of Visual Arts, Australia

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2018 Los Bocetos del Carmen, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015 The time has come, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington, Australia
2011 Recent Work, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington, Australia
2009 A Season. A Reason. A Lifetime, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2008 The Sorting of Files. Drawing from Memory, Upstairs Flinders Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Automatter, Upstairs Flinders Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Automatta, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2003 In Unity there is Diversity, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Seeing Through Closed Eyes, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Surface Tension, Pitijopos Gallery, Cadiz, Spain
2024 Juxtaposing the Random, Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2023 Surface Tension, Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2023 A Chance of Change, Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2019 Un – Earth, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington, Australia
2016 Southern Buoy Portraiture Pirze & Exhibition, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington, Australia
2010 Blender Studios Exhibition, Blender Studios, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Loose, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Tangency, Oakhill Gallery, Mornington, Australia
2003 Nude/Naked, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Segue, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Drawing Department Annual Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2002 Proud Annual Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Drawing Department Annual Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Proud Annual Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

2021 Finalist – XXXIX CERTAMEN NACIONAL PINTURA CASTILLO DE SAN, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
2021 Finalist – XLII PREMIO GREDOS DE PINTURA 42, Avila, Spain
2007 Finalist – Agendo Annual Contemporary Art award, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Winner – The Tolarno Hotel Annual Art Award, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia