Maryam Naghshineh was born in 1978, in Munich, Germany. She moved to Iran when she was two, and was raised in Tehran. She started taking art classes from the early age of 7 at "Kanoun Parvaresh Fekri Koudakan", and later on, taking classes at "Abbasi Museum of Arts". Maryam took classes with Master Ali Reza Sadaghdar at "Kandelous Art Gallery". She then entered Iran's school of visual arts "Honarestan Honarhaye Tajasomi", and majored in graphic design. She then moved to the United States, where she received her art degree in graphic arts and fine arts in 1999.Maryam Naghshineh currently resides in California, where she continues to create art.