Ivan Abreht was born and raised in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia (present Republic of Serbia). He graduated at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 1997, where he also defends magisterial dissertation in 2001. In 2004 he receives Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (USA). From 2005 to 2008 he has managed ceramics program at Monmouth University (NJ). Since 2008 he oversees ceramics program at University of Miami (FL).
Albreht exhibits internationally since 1997, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and across the United States. His work was featured in many international competitions, and he participated in residency programs in Asia, Europe, and United States. In 2007 he received Special Prize at the 4th World Ceramic Biennial in Korea (CEBIKO). He was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2012. His work is included in public and private collections globally. He is elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC/AIC) based in Geneva, Switzerland since 2009.