Olia Mishchenko was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to Canada in 1997. She studied architecture and art history at the University of Toronto prior to becoming a practicing artist. Mishchenko’s artistic practice is predominantly drawings-based and concerned with built environments. She is also an active member of Terrarea, an art collective engaged in site-specific installations. Mishchenko’s work is held in a variety of private and public collections, including: National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Oakville Galleries, Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University, the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. Mishchenko lives and works in Toronto, where she teaches in the Environmental Design Program at OCADU, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario.