Sculptor and university teacher, ex-dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (University of Technology). Graduated from SUPŠ and AVU in Prague, in 1987 co-established the famous informal art group Tvrdohlaví. Since 1998, Michal has been working as senior lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and teaches at UMPRUM in Prague. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký award. In 2009, Michal was appointed a professor.
The rider is the fourth sculpture of the four-piece horse sculpture. It was created between 2010 and 2013. One cast with a smooth surface in a red polyester resin is in Kampa Museum, another one with the whole statue is in a private collection and is part of the golf areal near Brno. Bronze část with smooth surface is part of Kamenný dvůr area. I cast the Rider and the whole sculpture into peanut shells structure and also in the structure of walnut shells. The rider from the peanut shells is made also from bronze and this year will be exhibited on Liberec square.