Ira Vasilieva was born in St Petersburg in 1970. She began drawing her childhood. She joined the Mitki group of artists in1997 and started exhibiting with them. Her work is very personal and based on the places and things that have a personal meaning. She finds beauty in ordinary things and shares them with the viewer. In recent years she collaborated with fellow artist Ivan Sotnikov and produced several lithographs in his print studio St Petersburg.