Solovyev was born in the city Sarov, Russia. His childhood was spent in Moscow and later Ivanovo where he attended high school and the art conservatory. In 1991 he graduated from Ivanovo Art College with a degree in Architectural Design. In 1996 Mr. Solovyov graduated from the Ivanovo Textile Academy with a degree in Costume Design. From 1996-2001 he worked in the Kemerovo Regional Drama Theatre as the Chief Set Scenic Designer.
In 2001 he took an internship with the Gogol Theatre in Moscow, under the supervision of Ms. Elena Kachelaeva. Michael Solovyev has designed sets for over thirty theatrical productions. He has worked with theatres in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tula, Kursk, Kaluga, Orel, Kaliningrad and Kemerovo. His works have been displayed in over forty performances and more than 20 exhibitions, including: "Young Artists of Moscow," "Season Results," "Exhibition of the Moscow Theatre Artists," "Ars," "From Sketch to Performance," "Wedge," an exhibition in Seattle's ' Canvas' gallery, as well as personal exhibitions in Moscow and Montreal. Michael's many works are in art funds and collections of Russia, and as in private collections in the USA, Canada, Poland and Germany. Michael worked on many big projects, among them "The 20th Anniversary of Perestroika" symposium a the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC October, 2005 and the International Theatre Festival "Your Chance" Moscow, Russia. He is a member of the Moscow Artists Union, the Union of Theatre Actors Russia, the Quebec Drama Federation, the English-Language Arts Network, the Society of Canadian Artists -Canada and Oil Painters of America.Now he lives and works in Montreal, Canada.