Andrea Ipaktchi was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1965. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a 2016 laureate of the British competition Undiscovered Voices for her children’s illustration work which was featured in the English newspaper The Guardian. Her works were exhibited at Galerie Métanoia in Paris and Matterhouse in Jackson, Wyoming in 2016. She can be seen drawing live onstage regularly in “New -- The Improvised Musical Comedy” in Paris, France, where she lives with her husband and two sons.