Elham Moaidnia was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her work is recognisable from her use of Iranian symbols, expressive figures and scripts appearing as slogans. Her inspiration comes from observing contrasts in society and the penetration of Arabic culture in Iranian life. Using acrylics, ink and oil on canvas she paints her expressive figures in a decorative style. One can observe Rumi poetry in many of her paintings, best described as post-expressionist and influenced by the great master Marc Chagall. The principal essence of Elham’s works are social, portraying life in Iran Today and especially the fate of women caught between tradition and modernity.