Farzin Nikzad was born in 1957 in Brussels, Belgium and currently lives and works in Tehran, Iran.
After receiving his BFA from Cypress College, CA in 1983, he studied graphic design at Fullerton College and illustration at Parson school of design, got his BA’s then moved to Brussels and studied silkscreen techniques at academie de Boisfort, did independent study from 1990 to 1996, moved back to the United States and studied textile design and worked in the field for a number of years.
His Persian origins and kilim family business greatly influenced his work.