Hailing from Tehran, Iran, Ziba Rajabi (born 1988) is an accomplished artist whose creations gracefully straddle the realms of painting, drawing, and fabric-based installations. Ziba’s artistic journey has taken her from earning a BFA from Sooreh University in her native Tehran to achieving an MFA from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, USA.
Honored with the Artist 360 Grant sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Ziba’s exceptional talent and commitment to her craft have been well recognized. Her artistic contributions have adorned numerous national and international exhibitions, reflecting the depth and breadth of her appeal. These include showcases at the renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas, the CICA Museum in South Korea, the Masur Museum in Louisiana, the 21C Museum in Arkansas, the Araan Gallery in Iran, and The II Platform in the UK, to name a few.
Ziba’s passion for immersing herself in artistic exploration led her to Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, where she had the privilege of being an artist in residence. Her work continues to bridge cultures, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a world of colors, patterns, and textures that narrate captivating stories of identity and belonging.