IVY RIEKSTINS was born in Latvia and emigrated to the U.S. when she was seven. She attended public schools and received a BFA from Pratt Institute. After working in commercial art for two years she turned to painting which had been her focus. She is a member of The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, New Rochelle Art Assoc., ALMA, Fountain Gallery NYC, and NY Artists Equity. She has received many awards and is in numerous art collections.
A.B. Davis High School, Mt. Vernon, NY Pratt Institute, BFA New School for Social Research School of Visual Arts Pelham Art Center (studio classes)