Born to a family of artists, Michael Vaynman has participated in exhibitions since the age of ten. He excelled in sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing. However sculpture became his focus ten years ago and he has never looked back.
Michael has worked in numerous mediums such as clay, plaster, synthetic resins and steel. However stainless steel and bronze are his preferred mediums.
Recently his sculptures were selected for, and now feature in the film ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’
Michael produces all his own bronzes, overseeing each process from start to finish. His skill with the materials has led him to lend his expertise in bronze casting and patination to many of Sydney’s other well known sculptors.
1994-1996 Diploma of Fine Arts, Sculpture major, Painting minor.
1996-2000 UWS, Painting /Drawing major. Studies also completed in Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking.
Numerous group exhibitions over the years with the Sculptors Society,
Makers Mark, Soho Gallery, Galleria Aniela.
Solo/major exhibitions at House of Phillips Fine Art, Maree Mizon gallery and Tighes Hill Gallery.
* Relief bronze plates for the Lucinda Memorial.
* ‘Triathlon’ Australian Ironman, bronze sculpture.
* ‘The Hoagie’ A corporate award in bronze for HRX.
* ‘Entwined’ Bronze sculpture for Allied Irish Bank.
* ‘Flight’ St Andrews School, Sydney.
Highly commended – French Rendez-vous Sydney 2006,
Judge: Isolda Pozelaite- Davis AM.
The Franco Belgiorno-Netis Transfield Holdings Prize
– Darling Park Exhibition 2008
– Judge: Ms Monica McMahon.
“I create sculpture that explores classical forms and personal themes.
My interest is in the synthesis of geometric forms with organic shapes such as the human figure.
The interplay of line and shape is very important to my work.
This creates a modern and contemporary look that still manages to pay homage to the ancient masters of Egypt and Greece.
The main intention of my art is to bring quiet contemplation to the mind and involve the person in the aesthetic experience”.