SAHAR AJAMI is an Oslo based Iranian artist. She started her profession when she was a student after she won several prizes in cartoon festivals. She started working as a freelance artist after graduating from the University of Art in Tehran. Her practice embraces illustration, graphic, children picture books and theater designs.

Sahar has worked on projects ranging from textbooks for primary school as well as award-winning cartoons and illustrations. Her works have been included in over 20 books and a wide variety of Illustration, cartoons and art catalogs. Currently, She is working on visual research focused on female characters in Ibsen's dramas.

In 2018 together with 5 other women, founded Beyond Art Oslo; Ultimately Beyond Art mission is through art, to create a better world. 

Designer and Illustrator

Exhibitions & Awards


2000, Second prize First humor Festival for Collage Students, Iran


2002, Special prize Discrimination International cartoon contest, Iran


2003, Silver Prize 2nd Cartoons web International Cartoonet Festival, China


2011, "Lipstick, Pencil and PMS" exhibition with Brazilian and foreign woman graphic artists, Brazil


2014, Selective exhibition from Ibsen's women Collection, Ibsen Montage, Gamle Rådhus, Oslo


2014, "Ibsen’s Women" Solo exhibition of illustrations, Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo


2015, “Ibsen’s Women” series “The Work in Progress” exhibition,The Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)


2016 Honorable MentionWomen's Rights international cartoon contest, Norway