Masoumeh Bakhtiary was born in Teheran, Iran in 1966 where she lives and works. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Tehran University and a Master of Arts in Animation from the Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran.
Selected solo exhibitions include:
Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2014); Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2004); Depot Square Gallery, Boston, USA (2004), Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, USA (2003); Oveissi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (1999) and several group exhibitions in Iran.
In 2013, she participated in the group exhibition Speaking from the heart, curated by Shaheen Merali, at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.