Shirin Kouladjie was born in Iran in
1965, and has since become the epitome of multinational;
she has traveled and lived in places all over the world.
Her keen interest in mathematics started her career path
in science, but was later supplanted by her creative
desires as an artist. Rather than abandon her past interests,
she incorporates mathematics in almost all of her artwork.
In 1989, she moved to Canada and enrolled in Experimental
Arts at the Ontario College of Art, and since graduation
her career choice has been met with numerous successes.
Her influences include Joseph Cornell, William S. Burroughs,
John Waters, David Lynch, Woody Allen, Almodovar, Pasolini,
Hannah Hoche, Nan Golding, Boltanski and many others.
Since 1998, Shirin has almost wholly embraced interactive/web
art. She has developed various websites including 5hirin.com,
n3xt.com, and photomontage.com. No longer does one need
to wait for a museum to exhibit art; the web, and ultimately
her art, is open for viewing at all hours to anyone with
Written by: Clio