Misha McGlown - also affectionately known as Omo Misha - has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the arts and education. She served as Program Director and Curator for the LeRoy Neiman Art Center and sits on curatorial teams for FLUX Art Fair and CurateNYC. Misha has additionally curated exhibitions and art events on behalf of City College Center for the Arts, Community Works NYC, Jack & Jill of America, Inc., No Longer Empty, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Helene Fuld College, Knox Gallery, the NYC Parks Department and Columbia University; worked with the Curriculum Art Project at Symphony Space since 2003; facilitated programming for The Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling, and; previously managed programs for The Children’s Art Carnival, Congreso Girls’ Center (PA) and Artists Collective for Social Change (NJ).
Misha has been featured on HGTV, National Public Radio, and in numerous local and national news publications; has exhibited throughout New York City and executed public art installations on behalf of the Harlem River Park Task Force and the 125th Street Business Improvement District (2011, 2016), and; has been awarded artistic grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011), Puffin Foundation (2007, 2010) and Harlem Arts Alliance (2008, 2009 and 2016).
A two-time published author, Misha is also Managing Editor for the Morningsider - an on-line guide to Uptown living - and has been a contributing writer to HuffPost and Of Note Magazine, which features global artists using the arts as tools for social change. She is currently enjoying her role as Gallery Director for the Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery in Detroit, MI.