Misha Rabinovich, M.F.A.

Associate Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Art & Design Department
Mahoney Hall - 216B

Research Interests

Interactive media and software, participatory art, public art, social practice

I create shared experiences for my audience by incorporating technology as an artistic medium. I leverage my interdisciplinary background in art, design for the web, and technology to create work for traditional exhibition spaces, site specific public art initiatives, and experimental venues.

I leverage the principles of information design to incorporate various real world data into my visual language. I’ve had success using industry standard software as well as writing my own to create engaging artworks that are relevant and accessible. Constantly having to update my skills and explore new ideas for my research helps me update curricula for my art and design courses.

Humanity is beset with “Wicked Problems” that require us to come together in interdisciplinary creativity. I am passionate about empowering my students to envision and realize new futures by teaching them how to thrive in a continuously unfolding problem space.


Misha Rabinovich (b. Moscow, Russia) is an artist, developer, and educator investigating the idea of waste as a cultural construct and working collaboratively. Along with Caitlin Foley, he cofounded the artist duo Caitlin & Misha to create artworks that play with culturally relevant, yet sometimes utopic examples of sharing communities, livable ecologies, and the transmutation of waste. They employ drawing, design, and sculptural techniques within a contemporary framework of interactive media and participatory installation. Among other things they create installations, games, and happenings where audience participation is a key component of the work and its message. They are recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Immersive Scholar Award, were residents at Flux at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark, and exhibited at such venues as the Science Gallery (London), EFA Project Space (NYC), the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival (NYC), Boston Cyberarts (Boston), Montserrat College of Art (Beverley, MA), Machine Project (LA), Torrance Art Museum in (LA).

  • MR-Heart-Hat
  • MR-Mobile-Sauna
  • MR-Noise-Salon
  • MR-Pink-Tube
  • MR-Toiletponics
  • MR-Total-Jump
  • MR-YouTube