Miklos is a multi-faceted visual artist and critical writer based out of Toronto. He came to Canada as a young child with his two brothers and parents by walking across the border to Austria during the night. Soviet repression in Hungary along with a lack of religious freedom led the family to leave. Miklos was five years old when they first tried to walk across the border in the daytime with his baby brother Tom in a wicker basket. Miklos thought there were bees buzzing around when his father told him to duck to dodge the bullets. They returned to Hungary. The next time their parents promised him and his older brother chocolate cake after they crossed the border to Austria. When they arrived at the border house, serendipitously they saw a woman cutting into a slice of chocolate cake. After standing in front of her staring, the boys were were offered a slice. In a couple of weeks they continued to Montreal, unlike the refugees today who spend much longer wait times in refugee camps. Growing up in the '60s in North America affected the brothers. At 15 Miklos was looking for a sense of identity. After seeing someone drawing a pattern on a girl’s jeans in a coffee house, Miklos said he could do that too and started drawing, even selling his first drawing that day for 50 cents. Bees and butterflies morph through Miklos’ paintings that evolved over time through additional layers of paint and ideas.
As an artist Miklos says his independent thinking is a direct result of living in Canada. He says the European mentality is informed by thousands of years of tradition, locking them into more conservative thinking. From the time he was four, Miklos recalled the sense of ancestry emanating from the old family house, feeling the past receding. This sense was ruptured when he came to Canada.
17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Honorable Mention, Children Single Category 2021.
17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Honorable Mention, Children Single Category 2021. 16th Spider Awards 2021, Nomination Children of the World Category. Toronto, Ontario.
16th Spider Awards 2021, Nomination Sports Category. Toronto, Ontario. Currently it is part of an exhibition called “Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed”, at the Orillia Museum of Art & History till January 22, 2022.
14th International Color Awards 2021, Nominee in the Fine Art Category. Toronto, Ontario.
15th Spider Awards 2020, Nomination Children of the World Category. Toronto, Ontario.
13th International Color Awards 2020, Nominee in the People category. Trinidad, Cuba.
13th International Color Awards 2020, Nominee in the Portrait category. Trinidad, Cuba.
14th Spider Awards 2019, Honourable Mention People Category. Trinidad, Cuba.
14th Spider Awards Nominee 2019, Architecture Category, Trinidad, Cuba.
12th International Color Awards 2019, Nominee in the Nature category. Yellowknife, Canada.
This image was selected for the InFocus Exhibition in Edmonton opening on February 7th 2019. The image was also nominated 13th Annual Spider Awards 2018, in the Children of the World category. Yellowknife, Canada.
11th International Color Awards 2018, Honorable Mention in the Americana category. Ketchikan, United States.
International Color Awards 2018, Nominee in the Nature category. Haliburton, Canada.
International Color Awards 2018, Nominee in the Architecture category. Huatulco, Mexico.
12th Annual Spider Awards 2017, Nominee for Sports. Clix Faculty 1st Place Winner, Centennial College Story Arts photo contest. Toronto, Canada.
12th Annual Spider Awards 2017, Nominee for Children of the World category. Toronto, Canada.
12th Annual Spider Awards 2017, Nominee for People category. Toronto, Canada.
2017 International Color Awards, Honorable Mention in Sports. Clix Photography Awards, 2nd place. Lisbon, Portugal.
11th Black and White Spider Awards 2016, Nominee Silhouette category. Lisbon, Portugal.
Clix Photo Contest for Centennial College Story Arts Centre, Faculty first place. 11th Black and White Spider Awards 2016, Nominee People category. Porto, Portugal.
10th Black and White Spider Awards 2015 Nominee in the Silhouette category. Toronto, Canada.