Michael Chaikin has been making sculptures since 1986. He was born in 1957 studied Medicine and was a hospital doctor for a while before starting his real career as a sculptor.
He first studied at Eastbourne Art College, East Sussex, UK in 1986 then Falmouth Art College, Cornwall, UK (1987 - 1990) where he obtained a degree in Fine Art.
He taught sculpture at Hawkesbay University, New Zealand and the Joined Red Herring Studios in Brighton as a working sculptor. Exhibited in London, Brighton, Hamburg, Paris
and many more places with numerous one person shows.
He lived and worked in Brighton until 1999 then moved to Falmouth, Cornwall, UK to start his own studio complex in a derelict water mill which he renovated and turned into eight studios keeping the largest for himself.
Michael then went on to work with The Eden Project and a number of Theatre Companies making moving sculptures.
Movement is his obsession; most of the things he makes move in some way and it is his life’s work to strive to make sculptures that look beautiful when they are still and spectacular when they move.
He has just finished a commission for a restaurant in Qatar and has a large window in Shaftsbury Ave, London showing his fish sculptures
He continues to live and work near Moushole, West Cornwall with his wife and two daughters