Mahsan Ghazianzad was born in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. She pursued her Bachelor of Fine Art in painting, drawing and printmaking from Soore university in Tehran, Iran and her terminal degree (MFA) in studio art, Painting and drawing at the University of Nevada, Reno and has been working as an artist and art instructor for many years. Primarily interested in works that convey personal meaning, Mahsan works to capture the essence of her experiences through her paintings. She uses color, line, and shape in harmonies and abstract compositions to express emotions, thoughts, and sensations. A wide variety of sources influence Mahsan’s artwork including personal history, poetry, philosophy, music, and also the works of artists that she admires. Mahsan has participated in numerous exhibitions and artist talks nationally and internationally. Since emigrating to the US, her works has been exhibited at the National Law Immigration Center Los Angeles; Folsom History Museum, California; California Museum, Sacramento; Women’s Muse World Conference, Oregon; University of Nevada-Reno symposium; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Lake Tahoe Community College; American River College, Sacramento; Sierra College, Rocklin-California; Truckee Meadow Community College, Reno; CCAI Courthouse gallery, Carson City; Metro Gallery at City Hall, Reno; Maturango Museum, California; Crocker Art Museum, California; the Board of Chambers, Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission and others.