- Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
- Honored Artist of the Udmurt Republic
Grigory Chainikov was born on November 28, 1960 in the village of Grahovo, Udmurtia, Russia. He graduated from high school in 1976. In 1978 he entered the graphic arts department of the Udmurt State University. In 1982 he was transferred to the Surikov Art Institute, Moscow (1987 graduate). In 1988-91 he studied at the USSR Academy of Creative workshops (painting workshop of Tkachev brothers). Participant of Moscow, Russian and international exhibitions. Since 1988, he is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Since 2001, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Arts. Honored Artist of the Udmurt Republic. Lived and worked in Zamoskvoreche district in Moscow.