Nahid Hagigat is a visual artist who combines her paintings with her own life stories. After graduating in Fine Arts from Tehran University, Nahid continued her studies in the United States. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in Art and Art Education, specializing in painting and printmaking. She often exhibited her art in Tehran and was instrumental in introducing printmaking to Tehran art galleries. She recently received her second Ph.D. from Huntington Pacific University in Art & Behavioral Therapy. Nahid has had multiple solo and group exhibitions in the United States. In addition, her work is in numerous private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Museum, Tehran Museum of Modern Art, JP Morgan-Chase, New York University, and World Bank in Washington, D.C. among others.