Milana Blackman was born in Riga, Latvia during the fall of Communism. At an early age Milana exhibited an exceptional talent and passion for drawing. Her talent was first discovered in kindergarten at the age of five when her class was assigned to draw their interpretation of a Russian folk tale called "The Scarlet Flower". Milana's teacher was stricken by her extraordinary talent and advised Milana's parents that she be sent to an art school for the gifted. By the age of ten Milana was competing nationally in art olympiads where her work was deemed extremely complex and thought provoking.
At fifteen, Milana Blackman graduated early from high school with honors and was admitted to the prestigious College of Art & Design in Riga. Only twenty students nationally were granted admission and eight were able to finish the rigorous program to graduate, Milana Blackman was one of the eight graduates. By the age of twenty Milana Blackman started working professionally in art and interior design having worked on illustrious projects throughout the world. Her work can be seen in Tokyo, Paris, Monaco, Vancouver, Rio, and Sydney. Milana is currently residing in Venice, CA.