Ali Nassiri was born in Tehran, Iran, and is an artist living in the Washington D.C. area. He studied at London’s Saint Martin School of Art & Design and the Chelsea School of Fine Arts in the 1970s, where he focused on sculpture before transitioning to painting. In the 1990s, he moved to the United States with his family and worked mostly as a decorative artist, starting the company Atelier Artists. His publications include his earlier fine art as well as more recent decorative art. He has returned to focus on fine art only in the past few years.