Artist Bio - Tamirat Gebremariam
Tamirat is an Ethiopian-born Australian living in Melbourne’s west. He has completed a number of degrees, including a Masters of Fine Art at the VCA in 2012. He also received the Martin Foley MP Award for his work. He explores portraiture through the lens of his own
2014: Celebration of African Australians Award at Parliament of Victoria Excellence of the year Award.
2012: Sydney Opera House, Named- 100 the most influential African Australian of the year.
2011: Australian Post graduate Award/ scholarship recipient, University of Melbourne.
2009: National Gallery of Victorian Women's Association Postgraduate Encouragement Award, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
2009: The Proud Award, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, German artist Neo Rauch and Ethiopian visual artist Julie Mehretu.