Mikhail Gorshunov was born in 1960 in Kazan, Russia. He graduated from the Surikov Fine Arts Institute, Moscow, in 1989, and has participated in many exhibitions and auctions. Mikhail is a member of the Association of Russian Artists International Art Fund.
After graduating from Surikov Fine Arts Institute in 1989, Mikhail Gorshunov faced the grim reality of a market economy. The Artist's Union had ceased to exist along with the government programs that had been a great help to gifted artists.
Mikhail had a very good background: he had spent almost half of his life studying painting: eight years in the art school and six years at the institute. He had begun to exhibit his works as early as 1980. Mikhail has won many awards at various international shows and festivals, and his pictures are on display at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and also in the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. Michael Gorchounov says that his art is based on associative and metaphoric thinking.