Misha Harrison was born in Wollongong, NSW Australia in 1990.She studied fine arts at Wollongong TAFE before undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in sculpture and textiles. She completed her degree in 2015 graduating within the top five precent of her faculty. In 2016, Misha completed her Honours degree, graduating in the first class. She has recently won the NAVA Graduating Student Award, the Hazelhurst Artist in Residence, the Liz Jeneid Textile Prize and was selected to exhibit in the North Sydney Art Prize in 2017. Throughout 2018 and 2019 Misha was the resident artist at the Barracks Studios in Thirroul.
Harrison explores materiality and process through intricately cut and assembled plywood artworks. Still life, portraiture, and abstraction are rethought and reimagined into contemporary formats. Each work comprising of carefully cut and layered plywood, painted with vibrant colours juxtaposed and highlighted with textile inlays and stitching.