Livingston attended Yale University, where she received a BA in fine art in 2001. Subsequently, she earned her MFA from Boston University in 2006. She had her first solo exhibition at Alpha Gallery in 2009. In addition, Livingston has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Boston, New Haven, CT, Fort Worth, TX, and New York City, among others. She has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Her work has been widely collected throughout the U.S. and Europe. Livingston currently resides in New York City.