Soviet-born artist Misha Kligman immigrated to the United States with his family as a refugee at the age seventeen. Kligman received a BA in Art from the Cleveland State University in 2001 and MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Kansas in 2009.
Kligman’s work has been exhibited in venues across the Midwest, most recently at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL.
In 2015 Kligman was awarded the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Visual Artists Fellowship. Additionally, Kligman is a founding member of Plug Projects – an art space located in the West Bottoms, Kansas City. Kligman lives in works in Kansas City, MO.
Kligman’s art arises from a need to bridge the gap between self and the world. Bodies of Kligman’s work have touched on the questions of identity, displacement, mortality and sentimentality among others.