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Michael Peck interview
Video: 1 minute

Born in Melbourne in 1977, Michael Peck has a Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) (Painting) from Monash University. He has exhibited as a solo artist since 1998, when he won the National Gallery of Victoria’s Trustees Award. Peck was a finalist in the 2010 Dobell Drawing Prize, the 2005 Metro Art Award, and the 2013 and 2014 Sulman Prize. In 2012 he was a finalist in the Archibald Prize and highly commended in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2013 he won the People’s Choice Nillumbik Art Prize, Melbourne. His public commission works include a wall mural for Oxford Art Factory.  His work is held in Monash University art collection and private collections Australia, London, New York and Hong Kong.

2 portraits

1Recruit (Self Portrait in the image of my son), 2012. 2Recruit # 6, 2012. Both by Michael Peck .

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In the flesh

Previous exhibition, 2014

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary art that confronts the concept of humanness and the experiences of consciousness and emotion. Featuring ten Australian artists including Jan Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Michael Peck, the exhibition explores themes of intimacy, empathy, transience, transition, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, reflection, mortality and acceptance.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.