Irina Alimanestianu (American, born New York State) is an artist and writer who was raised in New York, Switzerland, and France. She holds a BFA from New York University, an MBA from Columbia University, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She is living and working both in NYC and Venice CA. Alimanestianu’s work has been exhibited at The Hammer museum in Los Angeles. She has been featured in shows such as 3-D Painting, curated by David Pagel, at the Peggy Phelps Gallery in Claremont, CA (2009), Continental Drift curated by Shana Nys Dambrot at CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2015), and Fix-It-Up Too SASSAS at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles (2012).