Mikhail Chemiakin (born 1943, Moscow) is a Russian artist whose work encompasses many mediums. He worked at the Hermitage Museum for a long time, and in 1964 it was where his first exhibition was held. This exhibit was shut down by the police. The folklore and history of St. Petersburg are consistently reflected in Chemiakin's work. He was strongly inspired by the World of Art movement of the early 1900's in St. Petersburg. He assisted in the formation of one of the USSR's most well known underground art groups, the Saint Petersburg Group, before moving to Paris in 1971. He works in New York City.