Razieh Jafari was born and grew up in Iran. She earned a BA in Industrial Design from University of Tehran, Iran. Currently, she is perusing her MFA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University, NY. She started painting miniatures at the age of 13, their influence continues in her work to this days. However, her work changed after entering MFA program, and lately, she is introducing contemporary concepts in her work. Jafari’s examines the relationship of the human to imagined world through the lens of magical realism. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through human figures and unreal natures. By combining abstraction and realism in her paintings she works to catch glimpses of a magical third world.