BIOGRAPHY Born in 1972, Shahrzad became serious about painting at the age of 12. As a descendant of the renowned Iranian painters Sani-ol-Molk Ghaffari and Kamalol-Molk Ghaffari, Shahrzad continues a family tradition that spans more than 150 years. After training under Mostafa Dashti in Tehran, she studied graphic design at Azad University until 1994. During that period she began displaying her work at many group exhibitions. Shahrzad continued to paint, taking part in exhibitions in Kuching, Malaysia (1995) as well as two exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada (1997). Her recent works have been acquired privately by collectors in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. In 2010 she took part in group exhibitions at the Golestan, Hanna and Haft Negah Galleries. In 2011 she held her first solo-show at the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, which received critical acclaim from the media and collectors, followed in 2012 by a successful exhibition in Paris at Galerie Nicolas Flamel.