Zahra Nazari was born in Iran. She received her MFA in Painting/Drawing at State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, and her BFA from the School of Art & Architecture in Tabriz, Iran.
Some of her most recent awards include, Summer Residency Fellowship from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY; Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, NY and Artist Residency Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ; China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China; Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Saba Institution, Tehran, Iran; The Painting Center, New York, NY; Woman Made Gallery & Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL. Upcoming scheduled exhibitions for 2016-17 are at Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and Los Gatos Museum, CA.