Evija Laivina (1978) was born in Latvia. Laivina studied Contemporary art and Contextualised Practice at the University of Highlands and Islands and graduated in 2019 with BA Honours degree. Laivina works with various mediums- painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography, her focus in art is drawn on female beauty and body image and exploring femininity. Currently, she lives in Inverness and works at her studio in Inverness Creative Academy.