Maryam Naghshineh was born in Munich, Germany. She moved to Iran when she was two, and was raised in Tehran. She started taking art classes from the early age of 7 at "Kanoun Parvaresh Fekri Koudakan” and "Abbasi Museum of Arts. She then studied art under supervision of Master Ali Reza Sadaghdar at "Kandelous Art Gallery". Maryam entered Iran's school of visual arts "Honarestan Honarhaye Tajasomi", and majored in graphic design. She then moved to the United States, where she received her art degree in graphic arts and fine arts in 1999. She is also the head designer at Aqua Paisley fashion line. Maryam Naghshineh currently resides in California where she continues to create art and design.