Misha Mixson was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 4th, 1987. Raised by her mother, painter Heidi S. Mixson, there was never a day in her life that she separated the visual arts from the rest of the world.
At a young age, Mixson became interested in chronicling her own experience through not only the visual arts, which were inherent in her upbringing, but through the written and spoken word. These passions extended past her mother tongue of English, and by the age of 12 Mixson began to dedicate herself to learning French. It was through the exploration of this second language that Mixson began to further question the role that language plays in our personal sense of identity.
After graduating high school in Kansas City, Mixson studied at several universities including Université de Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, France and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. It was her time in France that sealed her already eight-year-long pursuit of learning the French language and made concrete her proclivity toward learning and creating through travel. After returning from France, Mixson earned her B.A. cum laude in French Language and Literature at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, during which time she had the opportunity to study abroad once more in Lyon, France.
Today, Mixson continues to explore education and the arts through travel and the stimuli of observing new places or finding the new within the old or mundane. Through her photography, she addresses the juxtapositions that exist between man and nature.
Through her writing, Mixson wishes to address such matters as the role of language(s) in shaping identity and the temperamental shape of permanence. Because of her upbringing, writing is not seen only as a language art, but also a visual one. Mixson seeks to create series of landscapes, portraits, still lifes and sometimes abstractions with her word. While she continues to write prose, poetry and short stories, she is currently working on her first novel addressing the above issues.