Michel Tuffery is an eminent New Zealand artist of Samoan and Cook Island descent.
He graduated Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons) at the Otago Polytechnic School of Arts 1986-89.
Michel is Wellington-based, Pacific-minded in his approach to his art, and exceptionally versatile in his use of a wide range of media and materials.
He is represented in many major museums including Te Papa and has been awarded a number of Artist in Residencies in New Zealand and internationally.
Michel has held or participated in numerous New Zealand and international exhibitions, including New York (Asia Society Museum), Berlin (NBK), Singapore (Art House Gallery), Kaoshiung, Taiwan (Kaoshiung Museum) and U.K (The British Museum).
He was awarded the MNZM in 2008.