Nina Ghanbarzadeh was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus in fine art and graphic design in 2013. She completed two years in RedLine Milwaukee’s artist in residency program in 2015. She is now part of Material Studios and Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.
She is the recipient of Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund, Student Silver ADDY and Fredric R. Layton Foundations Scholarship Awards. She is also a teaching artist and has been involved in many workshops, lectures and presentations. She is also a small business owner and an entrepreneur.
Recent focus in her work has been the intersection of text and image and the potential of using text to create movement and texture.