Alvi Siren was born in 1937 in Ukraine, Poltavian region. At an early age, she demonstrated a remarkable talent with her artistry. Encouragement from her parents, teachers, and her innate desire to develop her natural creativeness inspired her to pursue art not only as a profession, but as a way of life.
Alvi graduated from the Kharkov State University in 1959. In 1963 was married and moved to live in Tallinn, Estonia. In 1973 entered Estonian Academy of Arts and was taught by Mart Bormeister (1916 – 1991).
Alvi Siren now lives in Tallinn, Estonia; and she likes visiting London and Paris. Her works are being kept in private collections in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the United States.