Biography

Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi

Aghighi was born in 1968 in Qom, Iran into a literary family. In the early years of her calligraphic training, she was inspired by the beauty and variations of Persian letters. Her interest in understanding Persian logotype led her into graphic design, and she continued her studies of contemporary calligraphy scientifically. Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, a descendent of the famous court Calligrapher Mirza Karim Khoshnevish Tabhari, is the only professional female calligraphic artist working in Iran. Her work explores the rich aesthetic possibilities inherent in the internal architecture of Persian script.