Ieva was born in Latvia in 1981 and currently lives and works in London. She moved to London in her early 20s, and then to the Pacific North West - Vancouver and Seattle - where she obtained Atelier style training, honing her figurative drawing and painting skills. She returned to London in 2019 and recently graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School.
In addition to painting, Ieva has a community engagement and curation experience. Most recently, she co-curated and participated in a group show and events programme “CORPUS” in conjunction with Hypha Studios in Farringdon, London. She also works as a Senior Curator for a start-up LoCA Art that connects informal spaces with local artists.