Edite Grinberga was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1965. She was a student at Janis Rozentals Riga Art School from 1975 until 1982 and studied painting and textile design at the State Academy of Art in Riga as of 1983. Following her studies, she initially worked freelance as an independent artist in Riga.
Since 1990 she has lived and worked in Berlin. In 2011 she spent some time at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, USA, in connection with a scholarship.