Ghazaleh Akhavan Zandjani, born in 1953 in Tehran, Iran, started her education in Soheil Institute, The school of Italians. Despite her success in the entrance exams of Behzad School of Arts, she completed her high school in literature. In high school, she received her first degree award in drawing.
In 1972, despite of success in the entrance exam for the University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, but she chose philosophy and graduated from the same university. While she was a student, she worked for the National Television - now known as Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting - as an editor and illustrator for children's program.
For years she put aside painting and turned to the Persian Traditional Tapestry having completed its four-year training course. She has created some incredible Persian Traditional Tapestries. In 1995 she started painting with pencils seriously and only after a year turned to watercolor painting.
She is now one of the contemporary watercolor and ink painters in Iran. Her interest is painting trees, flowers in thematic backgrounds, drawing and illustrating landscapes. She's in love with her motherland, Iran, her history, literature and design. Besides, she wants to illustrate and present the attitudes as well as viewpoints of herself towards the whole universe as an eastern painter. Her colors are greens and yellows.
Since 1998 she has participated in many group and individual exhibitions for her paintings and traditional tapestry art works.