Maryam Pazooki is an Iranian born multidisciplinary visual artist who currently resides in Toronto. She works with mixed media and plein air painting and is inspired by active space in nature. Her paintings have been exhibited worldwide. Maryam has an MFA in Nihonga (Japanese style painting) from Tsukuba University in Japan, a diploma in Art and Design from Sureh University in Tehran, and a BA in Education from Kharazmi University in Iran. She has developed and taught courses in drawing, painting, culture, and batik in Canada, Japan, and Iran.