Mikhail Mishin was born in Essentuki, Russia. He received his BFA in graphic design from Stavropol Regional School of Design (CKYD) in Pyatigorsk, Russia in 2001, and MFA in graphic design from Pyatigorsk Technological University (PGTU), Russia in 2005. He attended AICAD New York Studio Residency program in 2011, and in 2012 received his BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.