Rashin Kheiriyeh is an Iranian-American artist who is internationally recognized for her award-winning children’s books illustrations, paintings and animations. Born in Khorramshar, Iran, Rashin was a year old when her family was forced to leave their home when the town was invaded by Iraqi troops. The family moved to the capital city, Tehran.
Rashin studied graphic design at the Alzahra University in Iran and Paris and continued her studies at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.
Today, She is one of the OP-Ed page illustrators at the New York Times. Her works reveal her quirky, edgy aesthetic and a deeply original style. Drawing on her love of Persian literature,she combines ancient and modern traditions in a distinct, signature style.
Rashin lives in Washington DC and teaches drawing at Department of Art at the University of Maryland.