My name is Ardy Zirakzadeh. I was born in Tehran, Iran in 1955 to an Iranian father and a Guatemalan mother. My family moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 6 months old; I became a citizen at the age of 9. I have been married since 1979 and have two children.
I studied art at Colorado State University, where I received my BFA in printmaking in 1981. In 1984 I started Master Screen Art Silkscreening, which I ran until 1990, when I switched to teaching art for a career. I taught art from 1990-2012 in the Boulder Valley School District, and began at Bird Studios printmaking upon my retirement. I have exhibited in shows both locally, nationally and internationally since 2012, and was part of the Artnauts Global Artist’s Collective from 2012-2019.
I am excited to have opportunities to continue to work on and develop my printmaking skills both now and in the future.