Michael Phillips lives and works in Brisbane, where he was born in 1959.
He has held ten solo exhibitions since 1989 and has been included in numerous group exhibitions.
His work embraces painting, printmaking and artist books.
In 2000 Phillips collaborated with American artist, Alison Knowles, on A Common Boat (2004), an artists’ book about beans in all their flavoursome and not-so-flavoursome guises.
A Common Boat, the artist’s first exhibition at grahame galleries + editions, takes its title from the 2000 collaboration and continues the bean theme. The exhibition included an installation of 702 books, prints, multiples, and books by the artist.