Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Yasamin Keshtkar attended the University of Michigan and Tulane University, where she received a BFA in fine arts in 2006. She completed her MFA in 2008 from the Pratt Institute. Throughout her academics she has been awarded the Mary CS Neil and Class of 1914 awards from Newcomb College at Tulane, the Pratt Circle award for excellence in her field, and the Dedalus Foundation Grant in 2008, among others. She has shown in NYC at the Henry Street Settlement, Dean Project, Kravets Wehby Gallery and Volume Black Gallery; and in Stockholm at Lars Bohman Gallery. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.