Fariba Kalantari is a visual artist. She has a PhD in cell biology from McGill University and has been a research scientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC and McGill University Health Centre, Montreal. She is a self-educated artist working primarily with ink and acrylic, and has exhibited in several solo and group shows. She has been the recipient of artist grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. In addition to private collections, her work has been acquired by the Art Bank collection of the Canada Council for the Arts. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, and online at faribakalantari.com.