Daria Deshuk was born in 1956. Growing up in Queens, her father worked driving a NYC cab. Her mother passed way when she was 7. Moving to Manhattan and studying Art at Parson's School of Design she received her BFA in Painting in 1978. Daria found herself part of the exciting art scene in the early eighties living in the East Village, participating in many Club 57 events. Receiving a MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She was a member of P.S.122 Artist Space, working and exhibiting for 10 years. Daria met the artist Larry Rivers and at the age of 22, began what would be a companionship of 15 years. Their son Sam Deshuk Rivers was born in 1985. Daria resides in Bridgehampton, NY and NYC, Working full time in her art studio since the early 1980. Daria Deshuk Exhibits regularly in both NYC and The Hampton’s and participates in many Benefits. With A Master Degree in Painting and Arts Education Daria created and facilitated a wide range of collaborative arts Educational Events in her community.