Michael Goro

About

Russian, born in 1966 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Lives and works in Chicago, USA.

Michael Goro was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia where he received his B.A. 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 U.S. and completed his education, receiving M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his current capacity as a chair person of the graphics department the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he has been developing the program and teaching in it for the past ten years.

Goro’s works can be found in numerous private and public collections. He has have received prestigious international awards at the 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial in China, the 7th Royal West of England Academy Open Print Exhibition in England, the 7th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints in Japan, the 14th and 15th Seoul Space International Print Biennal in Korea and at the International Print Triennial in Kanagawa, Japan.

He describes his art as a “continuous creative search for raw authenticity in urban environments and human forms that are constantly changing.” Utilizing the full spectrum of printmaking techniques, ranging from Renaissance engraving to digital photogravure, he shares his unique personal experiences through imaginative imagery.

His work was exhibited in more than a hundred national and international shows and competitions and seven solo exhibitions in USA, France and China.

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