Zahra was born in 1985 in Hamedan, Iran. And currently she works and lives in New York City. She has a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Her large-scale abstracted and architectonic paintings and installations are based on the ruins of historical sites in Iran in conjunction with American postmodern architectural forms.
Nazari was a recipient of The AIM Fellowship from the Bronx Museum; Mentoring Program from New York Foundation for the Arts; Artist Residency Fellowship from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Visiting Artist Fellowship from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in many galleries and museums such as Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY; China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Saba Institution, Tehran, Iran; and Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC.