Michael Haykin Michael Haykin was born and educated in Munich, Germany, while his family was in military service for the United States.

In addition to his annual one and two person shows at galleries, Haykin's work has been shown at the Holter Museum of Fine Art in Helena, Montana; The Montana Artists' Refuge in Basin, Montana; Helander Gallery in Palm Beach; the Works Gallery in Southampton, NY and the Limbo Gallery in New York City. He has also previously exhibited with Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City.

"Michael Haykin is one of the most refreshing and compelling realist painters working today. Whether it's in his heroic scaled multi-paneled compositions, or his smaller easel-sized paintings, Michael's veiled atmospheric perspective creates a mosaic of form and color -- elevating the artist's portraits and everyday scenes of landscapes into a surreal, dream-like world of soft personal expression. Haykin's aesthetic is perfectly matched to his ambition as a painter of the West, and I've observed that his canvases appeal to lovers of contemporary abstraction as well as those whose inclinations tilt toward traditional realism. On the surface the work appears to be straight forward and representational, but on closer examination one finds the paintings filled with images drawn from explorations of the artist's internal narrative and personal mythology. I am very excited that Michael has relocated from Key West to Tucson and will be adding his enormous talent to the collective artistic genius of our region."
Robert E. Knight, Executive Director, Tucson Museum of Art


Artist's Statement
"I am a painter of realism, whose interest in observing the changing moment provides the structure for my work. While my paintings are composed with formal considerations, the focus is on the changing nature of a landscape or a figure. The surface of a painting is built of micro-layers of pigment allowing light and atmosphere to subtly shift, giving the image a shimmering translucency. It is as if the objects in my work provide a backdrop against which I am painting the air."

One Person Exhibitions
2012 Jest Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
2012 Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida
2011 Jest Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
2010 Cocco-Salem Gallery, Key West, Florida
2008 Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, Montana
2008 Mark Sublette Modern, Tucson, Arizona
2007 Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana
2006 Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana
2006 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana - July 15, 2006 - January 15, 2007
2005 Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana
2005 Samarah Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
2004 Wren Gallery, Key West, Florida
2003 Wren Gallery, Key West, Florida
2003 Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena, Montana
2002,2001,2000 Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, Florida
2001,2000 Montana Trails Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
2000 Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
1999 Toucan Gallery, Billings, Montana
1998 Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena, Montana
1998 Gallery on Greene, Key West, Florida
1997 Silver Bow Center of the Arts, Butte, Montana
1995 Kennedy Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1992,93,94,95 Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida
1986,87 Fred Gros Gallery, Key West, Florida
1986 112 Green Street Gallery, New York, New York
1985 Limbo Gallery, New York, New York
1985 Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida
1981,83,84 Works Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida
2011 Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, Montana
2010 Two Artist Exhibition, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, Montana
2009 Turman Larison Contempory, Helena, Montana
2007 Mark Sublette Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2002 Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
2000 Key West Museum of Art, Key West, Florida
1998 Ennis Gallery, Ennis, Montana
1997,98 Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena, Montana
1997 Montana Trails Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
1997 Toucan Gallery, Billings, Montana
1995 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1995 Gallery One, Naples, Florida
1988,89,90,91,92,93 Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida
1987,91,92,93 Martello Museum, Key West, Florida
1986 112 Greene St Gallery, New York, New York
1980,87,94 Works Gallery, Southhampton, New York

Honors and Awards
2012 Artist in Residence, The Studios of Key West, Key West, Florida
2010 Artist in Residence, The Studios of Key West, Key West, Florida
1998 Artists in the National Parks Residency, Joshua Tree National Park, California
1996,9 Anne Mckee Artists Fund Grant Recipient, Key West, Florida
1995,97,98 Montana Artists Refuge Residency, Basin, Montana

Publications
Tucson Lifestyle Nov/Dec 2007
Western Art and Architecture January 2008
Art in America February 2007(click here for article)

Public Collections
Holter Museum of Art Helena, Montana
Yellowstone Art Museum Billings, Montana
Tucson Museum of Art Tucson, Arizona