Michael Gayk

Michael Gayk earned an MFA in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Washington and an BFA in Metals Design from the College for Creative Studies. Michael’s current work is emblematic of tension within muscular structures and pivot points within the human body.

Michael’s work spans the range of metalsmithing, industrial welding, casting in iron, bronze, and various resins and plastics, and architectural modeling via parametric math simulation and industrial design for automotive and home goods. Most recently Michael has been involved in collaborations on biological tissue generation, 3D modeling and the simulation of kidney circulatory systems. He is also a design collaborator with Plural Studios for production jewelry manufactured by means of digital fabrication.

Michael is currently the Chair of Education for ACM SIGGRAPH 2015. He is Assistant Professor of Metal/Digital Design and Fabrication at SUNY New Paltz.