Michael Chaikin was born in 1957 in Kingston on Thames. He now lives and works near the small fishing village of Mousehole. Ever since he was a young child he has had a fascination with the way things worked, he used to take his train apart and then try to put it back together just to see how it moved on the inside.
Michael loves the simple beauty of random movement in sculpture.
Michael studied Medicine and was a hospital doctor for a while before falling in love with Sculpture. He completed his medical studies and was a hospital doctor and GP while he started studying at Eastbourne Art College, East Sussex, UK in 1986 (foundation studies) 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 with numerous one man shows the last one in Feb 2011 in Dubai, UAE. Currently he has a 50 foot window display in Covent Garden, London.