Interview with Erwin Khachikian

Erwin Khachikian’s love of music began at an early age. He was born in Tehran in 1973 to an Armenian family and his initial musical influence was his father, who was skilled at playing both the guitar and organ. Growing up in a musical household led Erwin to formally study music at age 11. Erwin began to study classical music in Tehran and his studies continued when the family moved to the United States 2 years later. He studied music privately at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and throughout his time in junior high, high school, and college. In 1996, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cal State Northridge and then began his career as a professional musician. 

Anahita Skye

Anahita was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Iranian immigrant parents who embodied the American dream, instilling in her the faith to steadfastly follow her dreams. Being the only minority in a small Utah town was challenging as she felt isolated from her peers. She found comfort through music, and music became an outlet to transform her experience into art. 

Narges Tafi

Narges tafi born in 1983 in Iran. She graduated in computer engineering from Mahshahr University in 2006. After graduation because of her great interest in Fashion Design, she had attended some designing workshops in Iran. 

Ebrahim Poustinchi

Ebrahim Poustinchi, architect, technologist, and graphic designer was born and raised in Iran in 1988 and moved to the United States in 2013. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Design at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Kent State University.  

Reza Azimian

Reza was born in 1977 in Hamedan, Iran. He is a self-taught painter with a focus on showcasing human’s psychological challenges.