Born St Petersburg Russia in 1974. He was taken to Australia by his family, who were fleeing the totalitarian regime in Russia at the time.
Michael Vaynman has participated in exhibitions since the age of ten, and worked in numerous mediums such as clay, plaster and synthetic resins, steel and bronze.
Michael has also had extensive experience in mould making, bronze casting and patination. He produces all his own bronzes, overseeing each process from start to finish. He has also lent his expertise in bronze casting and patination to many of Sydney’s most well known bronze sculptors, as well as overseeing the production of some major public sculptures such as the “Victims of the Bali Bombing Memorial”, Coogee and “Supporting Hands”, monument to Volunteers, Bankstown.

Artist Statement

"I create sculpture that explores classical sculptural forms and traditional themes.
The main intention of my art is to bring quiet to the mind and involve the person in the aesthetic experience. The vehicle I use for this is the classic human form explored and executed in a contemporary style".


1994-1995 Diploma of Fine Arts, sculpture major, painting minor. St George TAFE
1996-2000 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Painting Drawing major. Studies also completed in Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, and electives in film theory and video production. (Moving images I & II and social Issues in the cinema). UWS Macarthur.

Public Commissions

Two relief bronze plates for the Lucinda Memorial, Lucinda park,
featuring QGSY Lucinda and the topography of the Pittwater region.