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CV Michael Chaikin
Born 1957 Kingston - on - Thames

1976 - 1981 MBBS Medical Degree, Royal Free Hospital
1986-87 Foundation Studies Eastbourne Art College
1987 - 90 BA Fine Art , Falmouth Art College
1991 - 95 Red herring Studios, Brighton
1995-96 Tutor, Fine Art at Hawkesbay University, New Zealand
1996 - 1999 Red herring Studios, Brighton
1999-2006 Old Grist Mill Studio, Penryn, Cornwall
2005-2006 MA , Falmouth Art College
2006-present day White Caunce Farm Studios, Penzance.

Exhibitions (a selection)
Newlyn Orion Gallery graduate show 1991
Brighton Open Exhibition (winner)1992
Rye Art Gallery 1993 (one person show)
Brighton, Gardner centre 1995 and 1996 (one person show)
Brighton Corn Exchange 1997
London Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea. 1997 (one person show)
Peters Barn Gallery, Midhurst Surrey 1998 (one person show)
King St Gallery, Mayfair, London 1998
Hannah Peschar Outdoor Gallery1998
Hamburg 2002
Lemon Street Gallery 2003 and 2009
Paris, Place de la Bastille 2003
Campden Art Gallery 2006 , 2008 (one person show)
London - chelsea town hall 2009
Affordable art fair 2009

Commissions and other work
Brighton Marina Large Mobile in Town square 1996
Hampton Court Flower Show - sculpture1997 (winner of silver medal)
Winner of competition to design clock for Farnham Town Centre, Surrey. 1998
Eden Project, Cornwall- Five sculptures commissioned for opening in 2001
Artist in residence - Torquay 2002
Kneehigh Theatre set designer and fabricator 2003
Falmouth Town Centre 3 pieces commissioned 2002 - 2004
Forkbeard Fantasy: mechanical sculptures for “Frankenstein” 2004
Massive Renovation project, Old Grist Mill, Penryn 2002 - 2007

Gardening programs - outdoor sculptures and fountains
Blue Peter- sunflower sculpture
Discovery Channel - Heron’s steam engine
BBC Two (“Downshifters”)1996

Private collections including Ellen Macarthur - the round the world yachts woman