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Marzie Nejad was initially influenced by a stack of postcards of paintings by a group of Russian artists called the travelers, which her brother had presented to her. The family home in Tehran had murals painted on the walls, which were early influences in her artistic development as well. Materials for painting were provided by her brother for copying postcards of masterpieces.

After she attended college, medical school, and had moved to the United States, she discovered the art supply store Pearl Paint. This unearthed her deep seated artistic talent. Mostly inspired by early morning visions, she managed to create a significant body of work, beginning about 1982, between her duties as a mother and her profession as a doctor. The basis of her work contains both beauty and destructiveness, revealing the dichotomy of her vision.

Nejad has had solo exhibitions at the Luise Ross Gallery, New York City and at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ.