Shiva Aini, Identity, 2012, acrylic and chalk on canvas, 120 x 80cm.
Shiva Aini was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1984. She graduated from the Varunej University in Russia, received her BA in painting from Elm-O-Farhang University in Iran, and studied sculpture with Luca Marovino in Italy at the Art University Regio Calabria. She has worked with a number of news agencies and print publications, and her paintings have been published in the Black Book collection. She is a member of the Stukcist Group in Tehran. She has exhibited throughout the Middle East, in Lyon, France, and in New Delhi, India. For more information please visit www.shiva-aini.ir.