Michael Goro, “Guangzhou”, Watercolor on Paper
An artist primarily in paintings and etchings, Michael “Misha” Goro was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. where he received his BA in architecture. In 1990, he immigrated to Jerusalem, Israel, where he discovered intaglio printmaking and began to use it as his main medium. In 1993, he moved to the United States and completed his education, receiving MFA in printmaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his current capacity as a chairperson of the graphics department at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Goro has been instrumental in developing the program and teaching in it for the past nine years.