Mike Collier is a lecturer, writer, curator and artist. He is also a director at Cobalt Studios.
He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College before being appointed Gallery Manager at the ICA in London in 1977. He subsequently became a freelance curator and arts organiser, working extensively in the UK and abroad. In 1985, he moved to Newcastle to run the Arts Development Strategy at the Laing Art Gallery, where he initiated the Tyne International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.
For the last 25 years, he has worked in education and is currently Professor of Visual Art at the University of Sunderland. Throughout his career, Mike has maintained his artistic practice and he is now based in Cobalt Studios in Newcastle. He has shown work in a number of one person and group shows in the UK and abroad.