About the Artist

Manzar was born in Tehran, Iran and has studied art and music. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and around the world.  Manzar served as chair of the Multicultural Outreach Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, and has been a consultant for the Baltimore mayor's office of art and culture.  She is founder of IMA of America, an international multidiciplenery artist organization.  Manzar's permanent collection is housed at the Watermark Gallery in Baltimore's Inner Harbor where she conducts workshops on art, creativity and wellness as well as hosting community events.  Her works are also in collections of various government, private, and humanitarian agencies.  She has a BFA from Morgan State University and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art / Morgan University.

In her own words; excerpted from VOA interview (Persian)