Irys Schenker received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. This same year, she showed at the

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art in the UK and at Kappatos Gallery in Athens, Greece. Other noted 

exhibitions have been at White Columns in NYC, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Snug
Harbor and E31 Gallery in Athens, Greece.  Irys was chosen for the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of

 the Arts in 2008 with the accompanying exhibition, How Soon is Now. Her solo exhibition, “You’re a
BigGirl Now,” showed at Gallery Aferro in Newark, late 2010.