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Misha Goro


Michael Goro, a prominent painter, printmaker, and educator, has lived and worked in Russia, Europe, Israel, and the USA. He completed his education receiving an M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he holds the position of chairperson of the graphic design department at the American Academy of Art College in Chicago. His works can be found in numerous private and public collections and have received a number of prestigious international awards in Japan, Korea, Europe, China, and the USA. He describes his practice as a continuous creative search for raw authenticity in urban environments and human forms that are constantly changing.

Says Misha about his work, " My story is a vivid illustration of the end of the last century - a time of deconstruction, discontinuity, and dislocation. My artistic practice is a continuous creative search for raw authenticity in urban environments and human forms that are constantly changing. Individuals change as they experience life and cities develop and/or decay through time. People and places have history and experience. Cities are weathered by time and through use, taking on a personality of their own from the people and the elements that have interacted with them. It is a combination of all of these factors that creates authenticity. Looking for subject matter I find simple things that we see every day, things that become symbolic once they are taken out of context. I experiment with the juxtaposition of places, faces, and architectural designs that reflect my diverse personal experiences."

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
Fondazione Il Bisonte Florence, Italy, National Library of Luxembourg Luxembourg-city, Luxembourg, Loyola University Museum of Art Chicago, Illinois, USA, Kenosha Public Museum Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, Achille Bertarelli Civic Print Collection Milan, Italy, Printmaking Museum of Douro Douro, Portugal, Guanlan Printmaking Art Museum Guanlan, China, Museum of Engraving - Paleologi Castle Acqui Terme, Italy, Imprint Contemporary Graphic Art Collection Warsaw, Poland, Frans Masereel Center Kasterlee, Belgium, Space Group Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, Municipal Museum of Art Gyor, Hungary, Library of Congress Washington, DC, USA, Newberry Library Chicago, Illinois, USA, International Print Society Krakow Krakow, Poland, Kanagawa Arts Foundation Yokohama, Japan , Krannert Art Museum Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, University of Illinois, President's House Urbana, Illinois, USA, Center for Book and Paper Arts Columbia College, Chicago, USA

Standing on the Corner, 18x24, oil on aluminum



Traffic on Jackson, 25x18, oil on aluminum



Road Work, 20x24, oil on aluminum



View West, 32x48, oil on aluminum



Holiday Spirit, 20x20, oil on wood



The Silent Night, 24x30, oil on wood



Oriental Theatre, 24x18, oil on wood panel



Perspective in Gray, 24x18, oil on panel



Kinzie Street, 24x18, oil on panel



Spring, 12x10 including frame, oil on panel



Summer, 12x10 including frame, oil on panel



Fall, 12x10 including frame, oil on panel




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