Mahsan Jaffari was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to the North Shore in Grade 4. No matter where she was, however, her passion in art was clear from a young age. She has dabbled in many things–currently working with oil and acrylic paint–and in the summer of 2014 attended a fundamentals animation program at Capilano University, introducing her to the digital side of things. Currently, she is a third year student at UBC, pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Mahsan gets deep inspiration not just from the breathtaking scenery in Vancouver, but also from her Persian background and the rich culture associated with it, trying her best to infuse both parts of her identity into her work.