Michal Schlitz CV

1967 Born, 11 June 1967

Working Biography

2011 Part time Lecturer in Printmaking Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, TAS
2009/10 Artist in Residence/part time Lecturer Printmaking Australian National University. ACT
2007/08 Part time Lecturer in Printmaking Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, TAS
2006 Lecturer in Printmaking University of Southern Queensland
2003-04 Technician & Lecturer Printmaking RMIT, Melbourne, VIC
2000-02 Lecturer in Drawing and Printmaking, ANU, Canberra, ACT
1997-98 Lecturer in Drawing & Printmaking University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1003-95 Tutor in Printmaking & Drawing SQIT, Toowoomba, QLD


2000 MFA, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1996 BFA Hons,TasmanianSchool of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1991 BCA, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD

Solo Exhibitions

2017 From the air Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT
Tortured earth Bett Gallery, North Hobart, TAS
Schlitz woodcuts Art Vault Mildura VIC
2014 Fieldwork Bett Gallery, North Hobart, TAS
2011 Cloud Exchange, Bett Gallery, North Hobart, TAS
2010 Michael Schlitz: recent woodcuts, Grahame Galleries Brisbane, QLD
Michael Schlitz: recent woodcuts, Bett Gallery North Hobart, TAS
2008 Michael Schlitz, Impressions on paper gallery, ACT
2007 Michael Schlitz University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba QLD
2006 The Nature of Things, Bett Gallery Hobart, TAS
The Nature of Things, Bett Gallery Hobart at Silvershot. Melbourne, VIC
The Nature of Things, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
2005 Michael Schlitz, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
2003 Collaborative Woodblock Prints, Michael Schlitz (AUS) & Hiroki Satake (JAP), Bett GalleryHobart, North Hobart, TAS
2001 Recent Experiments,Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT
Engravings inspired by Duparc’s ‘Interview with the Savages :Bay of Sea Dogs’ 1824
Bett Gallery Hobart, North Hobart, TAS
2000 Language of the Mute, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1998 House, University Fine Art Gallery, Sandy Bay, Hobart, TAS
1997 Intervention 4, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1996 Boat Signs, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
1994 Waterline, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery, Ipswich, QLD

Selected Group Exhibitions


Light memory dark ground contemporary art tasmania TAS
Sculpture by the sea with Matt Calvert bondi beach NSW


Acts of exposure TMAG Hobart TAS
Whack and blight Tom Ohearn michael Schlitz sawtooth launceston TAS
Toowoomba regional art gallery w dan elbourne
The grid w dan elbourne
2012 Life, ruffels schlitz wastell Bett gallery Hobart TAS
2011 Creative exchange China exhibition sanbao Jingdehzen Ceramic Institute China
Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Printmakers touring exhibition
2010 Figure in the Ground Macdermott Maher Schlitz 146 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS
2009/10 Green Brenda May Gallery Danks St Sydney NSW
Stories of our Making, curator Jan Davis, Bower Ashton Campus Gallery, the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Stories of our Making, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia
2008 Contemporary Prints from Australia, Columbia College Exhibition Space,1006 S. Michigan USA
2007 On a Roll, curated by John Vella, Plimsoll Gallery Hobart, TAS
2005 Stuff of History, curated by Jonathan Holmes, Plimsoll Gallery Hobart, TAS
Lessons in History Vol 1, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane, QLD
2005 Isolation/Solitude, Salamanca Long Gallery,Hobart, TAS
2004 HANGA, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Devonport, TAS
2002 TICK TOCK,RoyalBotanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
2001 Poets & Painters, Bett Gallery Hobart, North Hobart, TAS
Between Phenomena, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Somewhere Between Then & Now, CAST Contemporary Art Space, Hobart, TAS
2000 Ingress, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Small Works, Bett Gallery Hobart, North Hobart, TAS
Six Equals Nine, CAST Contemporary Art Space, Hobart, TAS
1997 Excursive Sight, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1994 Um, Doggett Street Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD
1993 Paper Work,ToowoombaRegionalArtGallery, Toowoomba, QLD
1992 Four Australian Printmakers, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
1991 The Brisbane Line, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

Awards & Projects

Nieske Hotel r
Artist in residence the Art Vault Mildura
Moonah Art Centre Gate commission
2013 Artist in residence off the Grid Toowoomba
2011 Winner, Rick Amor print prize
2010 Artist in residence Australia National University
2009 Artist in residence Australia National University
2007 Winner, Hutchins art prize
2006 Martin Hanson memorial award section one
Tisdall wines print commission National Works on Paper
Martin Hanson memorial award section two
2005 Martin Hanson memorial award section two
2004 Australia Council. Established Artist, New Work Grant
2001 Asialink, Grant to study woodcut printmaking in Japan
2000 Australia Council, Emerging Artist, New Work Grant
1999 Arts Tasmania, Works for Public Buildings Grant
1998 Arts Tasmania, Heritage Grant  to work at Highfield House, Stanley, TAS
Arts Tasmania, Writing Voyages and Encounters Grant to study early Australian Explorers


Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine no.73, 2011, Anne Kirker, Michael Schlitz New Woodblocks, pp 90-91
Art Monthly 243 September 2011, Anne Kirker, Materiality and the Print Iconography of Michael Schlitz, pp 8-10
Grahame N. The book, the poet, the artist, the breakthrough Artlink, Vol 27, no 1 2007 pp 68 71
Kelly S. Artlink, Autum Spring 2006 the nature of things
Knights, M. Island Magazine 93/94 A Piece of the Bloody cliff . pp 44-54
Grishan, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990’s, Craftsman’s House Melbourne, 1996.
Wastell, Richard, Navigating Space,  Imprint, Vol 4, No.3, 1997
Knights, Mary, Historical Incisions, Art Monthly, Vol 33, No.2 1997


Australian National Art Gallery
Art Gallery of South Australia
Queensland Art Gallery
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum
Toowomba Regional Art Gallery
Ipswich Regional Art Gallery
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Brisbane Boys College
West Point Brisbane
Downlands College Toowoomba
Bank of Queensland
Mackay City Library
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
University of Southern Queensland
Carrington Smith Art Library
Tasmanian Forensic Lab
Print Council of Australia
Anglican Church Grammar
Canson Australia
Loyola College
Queensland College of Art
Scotch Oakburn College
St Catherines School
University of Wollongong
Westbourne Grammar