Michelle Zuccolo (MA (Visual Arts) University of Ballarat, BA (Fine Art), Victoria College of Art and Design, DipEd, Melbourne College of Advanced Education) has over twenty-five years teaching experience at various levels of education including secondary schooling, tertiary levels and in community art programs. She is currently teaching the International Baccalaureate.
Her drawings have been included in several national prizes, including three times Finalist in the prestigious Portia Geach
Memorial Award, five times in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, twice in the Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, twice in the ARC Yinnar Drawing prize and the Castlemaine State Festival Dominique Segan Drawing Prize. She has been represented in the Australian 7th Drawing Biennale held at Drill Hall.
Michelle was a recipient of the ISS Italian Services Institute International Fellowship in 2013, and studied classical and medieval art forms in Italy and Austria. Her work is underpinned by an interest in the human psyche, expressed in related portraiture paintings, life drawing and sculpture.