Riva Blumenfeld received her M.A. from Hunter College, New York City, in 1984, and her B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1976. Blumenfeld leads tours and workshops at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art for school groups K-12. She has taught at the Brooklyn Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum. Blumenfeld curated Totem, drawings by Tom Burckhardt at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, which received an AICA award for best "emerging artist" exhibition, 2002. She served as a consultant to UNICEF and Binney & Smith, where she researched the viability of a Crayola sponsored children's museum, which has since been built. She has guest lectured at the Print Club, Philadelphia, on contemporary prints and multiples, and at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, on collecting contemporary art. She organized seminars on contemporary printmaking and collecting for the Encino Print Workshop, and on realism in contemporary printmaking for Pasadena Prints. Blumenfeld is the New York Chapter Chair and a member of ArtTable, a national organization for women in leadership roles in the visual arts. She is also an active board member of Lower Eastside Printshop, a printmaking shop focused on teaching the craft to artists and school children in New York.