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Mike Chavez
Mike Chavez is a Melbourne based artist whose works have been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibitions across Australia.

Mike has been nominated as one of the top 20 artists under 35 in Australia by an independent panel of curators and arts writers. He was featured in Art Melbourne 06 - New Generation, a showcase of emerging artists who are doing important work and should be considered seriously by collectors and astute investors.'

His paintings based on the Australian ute explore the themes of racism and parochialism through the use of bold images, slogans and repetition. In works featuring anthropomorphized animal characters he examines the complexities of the human condition while in another series entitled La Familia, he looks at life's daily travails. Migs is currently represented by Walker Fine Art in New York.

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EDUCATION

1988-1990 | Queensland College of Art


AWARDS

2009 | Selected Finalist - Archibald Prize (with his portrait of Richard Bell, an acclaimed & controversial Aboriginal artist)
2008 | Selected Finalist - Fleurieu Art Prize
2007 | Selected Finalist - Prometheus Award


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2004 | Queensland University of Technology


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 | Menagerie a Trois - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - QLD
2010 | It Got Weird Didn't It? - Chaffers Gallery - Wellington - NEW ZEALAND
2009 | Ghetto Superstar - Mossgreen Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2009 | Ghetto Superstar - Iain Dawson Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2008 | Menagerie a Trois - Edwina Corlette Gallery - Brisbane - QLD
2008 | Iain Dawson Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2008 | A Fistful of Pesos - Mossgreen Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2007 | Paintings My Mother Wouldn't Hang - Diaz-Castillo Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2007 | Four Play - Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery - QLD
2007 | 50 Years in Hollywood - Gullotti Galleries - Perth - WA
2006 | Peepshow - Gullotti Galleries - Perth - WA
2006 nov terror australis fox gallery bris
2006 | Terror Australis - Linden Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2006 | Smells Like Victory - Beatty Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2005 | All Your Base are Belong to Us - Smyrnios Gallery- Melbourne - VIC
2005 | Roots in Beaut Utes - Beatty Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2005 | Yard Sale - Doggett St Studio - Brisbane - QLD
2004 | Weapons of Mass Deception - Ric's Bar - Brisbane - QLD
2004 | Weapons of Mass Deception - Fox Galleries - Brisbane - QLD


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 | ArtHamptons, Retrospect Galleries - New York, USA
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Melbourne with Retrospect Galleries - VIC
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair New York with Retrospect Galleries - NEW YORK
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair London with Retrospect Galleries - LONDON
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Brussels with Retrospect Galleries - BRUSSELS
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Brussels with Retrospect Galleries - BRUSSELS
2011 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2011 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - QLD
2011 | Fusion - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - Gold Coast - QLD
2009 | Archibald Finalists Touring Exhibition - NSW
2008 | Edwina Corlette Gallery - Brisbane - QLD
2007 | Eleven - Harrison Galleries - Sydney - NSW
2007 | Let's Roam - Harrison Galleries - Sydney - NSW
2006 | 5 Young Artists - Harrison Galleries - Sydney - NSW
2006 | Art Sydney 06 - Walker Fine Art - Sydney - NSW
2006 | Art Sydney 06 - Paul Gullotti Galleries - Sydney - NSW
2006 | Art Melbourne 06 New Generation - Melbourne - VIC
2005 | 9 Pink Pigs Go Pop - Popshop Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2005 | Discovery Art Prize - Gasworks - Melbourne - VIC
2004 | Business as Usual - Fox Galleries - Brisbane - QLD
2004 | 11th Anniversary Show - Doggett St - Brisbane - QLD


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Artbank
LaTrobe University Museum
Hardy's SA


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Mike Chavez artworks are held in private collections throughout Australia, Singapore, USA and Canada


BIBILIOGRAPHY

2009 | Erin Moy - Timeout Sydney - The She-Male of the Species - Oct p42
2008 | Becky Barker - Belle - Dec p48
2008 | Urbis - Issue 46 - p157
2008 | Empty - Issue 13 - p113
2008 | Leta Keens - Belle - Apr p40
2008 | Annemarie Kiely - Vogue Living - Mar p127
2007 | Jane Hutchinson - Sunday Herald Sun Magazine - Arts About 21 Oct p34
2007 | Cecelia McNamara - the courier mail - Go Today 9 July p33
2007 | Marina St Martin - gold coast bulletin - mike's repetitive exploration Jun 16-17 p22
2007 | Kerrie Davies - The Australian (Wish Magazine) Young at Art Mar p45
2007 | Pip Christmass - The Western Australian - Critics Pick Mar 7
2007 | Dennis Chaplot - black+white Issue 88 Jan p10
2006 | Michael Fox - The Independent - 15 Nov p11
2006 | Mikolai Napieralski - Team Evil Issue 2 George Bush is my Homie p 21
2006 | Artlink - Sept - p11
2006 | Sunanda Creah - Open Gallery - Sydney Morning Herald Aug 12
2006 | Elizabeth Fortescue - Weekend Planner - Daily Telegraph Aug 5
2005 | John Mcdonald - On a Tangent - Sydney Morning Herald - April 16
2005 | Tracey Clement - Critics Picks - Sydney Morning Herald - April 1 p27
2005 | Michelle Fernandez - Review - Sydney Morning Herald - March 17
2005 | Rex Turnbull - The Adrenaline Moment - Lino Magazine - Issue 9 March


Mike Chavez's Gallery

Zinc Yellow
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Zinc Yellow

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Pink Lemonade
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Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

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Pink Cadillac
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Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

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Ms Jackson
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Ms Jackson

Ms Jackson

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Light Blue 2
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Light Blue 2

Light Blue 2

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Irish Green
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Irish Green

Irish Green

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Bright Orange
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Bright Orange

Bright Orange

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Health
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Health

Health

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Wealth
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Wealth

Wealth

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Ghetto Superstar
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Ghetto Superstar

Ghetto Superstar

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Live fast, die young
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Live fast, die young

Live fast, die young

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Jaguars
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Jaguars

Jaguars

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First Blood
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First Blood

First Blood

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Pheasants
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Pheasants

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Bloodsport
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Bloodsport

Bloodsport

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K
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K

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Soz
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Soz

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69

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Je t'aime
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Je t'aime

Je t'aime

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You comp-lete me
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You comp-lete me

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