Irina Alimanestianu is an artist currently living in New York and Los Angeles. Her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, and her writings on art and artists published in such magazines as Art Issues. She has a BFA from New York University, an MBA from Columbia University, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She was born in Nyack, NY and raised in New York, Switzerland, and France.