​​Zahra Baseri was born and brought up in Iran. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (completed in Iran), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Studio from the University of Manitoba. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at University of Waterloo. She works with a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and graphic design. She has exhibited in Winnipeg with the Manitoba Visual Arts Network and at the Edge Gallery, Montreal with Art Mur’s Fresh Paint / New Construction (2016 and 2018), and in Toronto with BMO 1st Art! at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. She was also Manitoba’s provincial winner for BMO 1st Art! (2016).
Baseri describes her artistic practice as both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Her subject matter is positioned from a feminist perspective, engaging with religious, cultural, and sociopolitical issues.