|MISKA DRASKOCZY: Biography
b. 1975, Boston, MA
BFA Tufts University Museum School, 1988
Born in Boston in 1975, Miska Draskoczy was raised in Pennsylvania. He studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley before graduating from Tufts University Museum School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1998. He fell in love with cameras as a teenager and has been behind them ever since. His photography has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad and is the recipient of numerous awards. His urban wilderness series, Gowanus Wild, has been exhibited as a solo show at The Brooklyn Public Library and the Vermont Center for Photography as well as in multiple group shows. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time Out, Brooklyn Magazine, PDN, The Photo Review, Featureshoot, Hyperallergic and many others. His work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Public Library, Tufts University, and the Fitchburg Art Museum.
Miska's career has also included diverse projects such as co-founding a conceptual arts organization, directing surreal sci-fi shorts, writing and developing a Slamdance shortlisted horror feature, and creating a documentary web series about objects in people's homes. In addition to his personal projects Miska works as a director, editor, and animator through his production company snow23, and is an avid rock and ice climber.
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