Karasik Mikhail Semenovich was born in 1953 in Leningrad. He graduated from the graphic arts department of the Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute named after A. Herzen, was a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. He was the initiator, ideologist and popularizer of the genre of «artist's book» in Russia.
He published books and catalogs on the «artist's book» and Russian avant-garde culture of the beginning of the 20th century, organized numerous exhibitions, wrote articles on the «artist's book» and modern art. He was the author of more than 80 «artist's books» - he created his first book in the late 1980s and worked with the technique of lithography.
He died on December 11, 2017 in St. Petersburg.