Born in Bulgaria, Iva Gueorguieva emigrated to the United States in 1990 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Goucher College in Baltimore and her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she studied painting.
Her solo exhibitions include shows at Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Outline, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Electric Works, San Francisco, CA; Pomona College Museum of Art in CA; Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA; and Stephen Stux, New York, NY. She has been a part of group exhibitions at Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida; Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada; and Sampson Projects, Boston, MA. She teaches drawing and painting at UCLA.