Yana Mikho-Misho was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and moved to Cleveland in 2003. In Cleveland, she studied Visual Communications and Design at Cuyahoga Community College and Photography (CE) at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has years of experience as a gallery manager. Before that, she studied Industrial Engineering at Tashkent Polytechnical Institute, and Economics through a German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Uzbekistan. She describes her approach to living and art-making by the phrase “curiosity, then efforts to capture stealing beauty, color, light, reflections, and the metaphysical moments of life.” Yana’s main medium is digital photography, and, since discovering the printmaking process through Zygote, it has given her a whole new meaning and happiness (that unforgettable moment when you’ve seen your print come alive) in expressing her art as mixed media. Her photography, prints, and collages were recently in exhibitions at the Cleveland Print Room; Riffe Gallery, Columbus; the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow and the Erarta Contemporary Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; artNEO and Zygote Press in Cleveland. Her works have also been displayed at TATE Modern in London and The Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, among other venues. Her works have been included in publications in the U.S., France and Russia.