Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ivo Makianich is a Boston-based painter. With a background in architectural electrical engineering, Ivo simultaneously pursued his passion for fine arts, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Cal State University Long Beach, and a Master of Arts degree in Art from Eastern Illinois University. He is the recipient of the Summer Undergraduate Residency Program Academy Scholar Award 2023 at the New York Academy of Art and The King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence.

Currently, as an MFA candidate in Painting at Boston University, Ivo is dedicated to artistic exploration and the continued development of a successful studio practice. He has exhibited work in Long Beach, CA, St. Louis, MO, Charleston, IL, Boston, MA, Dayton, OH, and New York, NY.