Born in Tehran, Iran. Malekeh Nayiny obtained a B.A. in fine arts and photography from Syracuse University in 1978 followed by advanced photography at International Center of Photography in New York, 1980-1982. Her first work was a series of color photograms that were exhibited in the U.S and France. In the previous years she has been using digital photography for her various projects.
She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Dubai and Tehran and she has been published in various magazines since 1983. Louis Vuitton Malletier, Smithsonian Institution, British Museum, Fondation Coff, Fnac, Musée Niepce, Chalon-sur-Soan, and Coca Cola Corporation all have her work as part of their Collections. Malekeh lives and works in Paris, France.