Mishak is a poet, artist, writer, curator, musician, journalist and film maker. He currently covers visual arts for Cleveland Scene Magazine. He has been making art and curating art shows in Cleveland since 1999. He has curated over 100 exhibitions, events and performances in his career. His exhibitions have included titles such as, “Sex as a Drug,” “Fear and Death” and “Food.”
In May of 2023 he finished the 4th of a 5-part series of group exhibitions focusing on the classical elements. His most celebrated exhibition was, “All the King’s Horses” which was an annual exhibition and a blind collaboration between artists and musicians which he spear-headed back in the early 2000s and which was an annual group exhibition for about 5 years and which he plans to bring back in 2023.
He graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA in both Studio Art and Creative Writing and is where he received a Merit Scholarship in Visual Art. He won the 2008 Cleveland State University Creative Writing Competition. He interned at The Cleveland Museum of Art in both the Education and Marketing Departments in 2008.
He has been exhibiting in Cleveland for over 20 years. He wrote and directed a feature drama, called “Long Way to Oblivion” which included an all-Cleveland cast, soundtrack and which premiered in the 35th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival, and is currently in production on a documentary film about two legendary Cleveland Musicians.
He is the principal song writer and creative force behind the Cleveland-based band, Kid Tested who have met modest success and have done some modest touring in the U.S. His work exhibits a controlled abandoned, it has been called existential, poetic and it gives the participant a feeling of unpretentious joy and exhilaration. He currently resides in the Tremont neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio.