Nurieh Mozaffari was born in Iran. She became seriously interested in painting at the age of 18 and soon after, embarked on a BA, majoring in Art in Iran. Later, she completed a Masters degree in painting at the Art University in 1996. Teaching in the Faculty of Art at a university was a natural next step. In between and subsequent to her studies, her work has appeared in many exhibitions – both joint and solo.
Upon her arrival in Vancouver in 1998, Nurieh pursued a diploma in Jewelry Design. The program pushed her to expand her perspective of the world and allowed her to express herself three dimensionally. She has always drawn from her cultural heritage to complement her creations.
Nurieh's work has been exhibited internationally sine 1984. She had 20 solo exhibitions and more than 100 group exhibitions. Her paintings have been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tehran, Sad Abad Museum Tehran, Niyavaran Museum Tehran, Shohada Museum Tehran, Azadi Museum Tehran and the Institut Du Monde Arabe, (Solo exhibition) Paris.
Nurieh was Featured Artist at The Art Rental and Sales Program Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver museum Canada Feb 2011. Her works have exhibited four different times in the Iranian paintings biannial.
She says she can’t imagine her life without painting. Her work gives her a strong sense of self and allows her to share her innermost truth with those around her.
She lives and travels between US, Canada, and Europe.