Iryna Piroshkova Venticinque was born in the city of Gomel which is now located in the Republic of Belarus. She was drawn to the arts at an early age and directed her focus towards this study. When she was 10 Iryna attended ArtSchool #1 in Gomel to study art and music for 4 years. She was accepted into the Vazhenko Art College at the age of 16 and finished her degree 4 years later. Iryna moved to the capital city of Minsk and attended The Belarussian Art Academy to study design for 2 years. In 1996 she was accepted to attend Masherova University in Vitebsk, Belarus and finished her degree in 3 years. After school Iryna worked as a interior designer and then became an art instructor at various schools in her home city of Gomel. In 2006 she moved to the United States and resides in Saline, Michigan with her husband Kevin and English Bulldog, Bubba.