Mieshiel was born in New York City and raised in a family of artists. His early exposure to cutting-edge contemporary art in the SoHo arts district of Manhattan inspired him to pursue his own artistic path. After receiving a BFA in graphic design from the California Institute of Arts in 1986, Mieshiel co-founded T.A.P. performance art space in Los Angeles.
Since 1987, he has lived in Taos in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered community, where he continues to create the vibrant, intricate colored-pencil drawings for which he is known.
Inspired by dreams, visions, and real-life experiences, Mieshiel’s mystical visionary art contains hidden images, symbols, and light codes meant to ignite heightened sates of awareness in the viewer. He is also represented by ACA Galleries in New York City, where his art was featured in the exhibition “Shamanic Illuminations,” along with the work of Alex Grey and the late Pablo Amaringo.