Zahra Ghyasi (1981, Urmia, Iran) has received her BSc in Computer Hardware Engineering as well as an MBA degree. She started her career as a visual artist in 2010, although prior to that she had been educated in several non-academic art courses. Ghyasi depicts the world around her in terms of the gaps that exist in reality. She believes a work of art can open a new horizon to reality and reveal what lies hidden behind the familiar world. She has held five solo shows in Iran and China and her works have been included in several group shows. Besides her field of specialty, i.e., painting, she has curated several shows. She has also translated and published articles and books on philosophy and art. Ghyasi lives and works in Tehran.