Mila Kolisnyk was born in Ukraine, and raised in Brooklyn. She has a degree in finance and has worked in the corporate world for the last 10 plus years, until she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spent time in a psychiatric facility. After which, art became a pivotal outlet and communicative tactic. Canvas created a platform that words failed to support for many years.

Mila has no formal education in Creative Arts and everything she does is intuitive and self-taught. She likes to create images that are dark yet funny, touching on the irony of life. As bad omens are sometimes the best prophets, illness is the best roadmap for cures, and dead ends are sometimes the way up. With her art, she hopes to bring attention to the mentally ill, and maybe carve out a kinder place for them in this world.