Mikel Temo completed his studies in Monumental Painting and Drawing at the Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania in 1986 after training in an intensive program in traditional art, and received a PhD in Arts in 1997. From 1986 to 1998 Mikel shared his knowledge and love of art with students as a teacher at the Art School of Tirana. After exploratory trips to museums in Italy and France his work became more explicitly abstract.
Mikel's work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Albania. He has resided in Vancouver, British Columbia since 2000.