Nina Ghanbarzadeh was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Pune University, India in 1989. She immigrated to the United States in 2001 and received her BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus in fine art and graphic design in 2013. She recently completed a two-year artist in residency program iat RedLine, an urban arts laboratory in Milwaukee that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and also provide access to art to diverse communities. She is also part of Material Studios and Gallery in Milwaukee.
Ghanbarzadeh has participated in a number of group shows in Wisconsin. 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.
Recent focus in her work has been the intersection of text and image and the potential of using text to create movement and texture.