Mikhail Mishin was born in 1981 in Essentuki, Russia. He received his BFA in graphic design from Stavropol Regional School of Design in Pyatigorsk, Russia in 2001, and MFA in graphic design from Pyatigorsk Technological University, Russia in 2005. In 2005 Mishin moved to New York City. He attended AICAD New York Studio Residency program in 2011, and in 2012 received his second BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Russia.