Badri Borghei is a well known Persian Miniature painter and artist. She was born in Tehran, Iran on April 24, 1941. She began her training at the age of 12 when she attended Petgar Art School and Kamal-al-Mulk Fine Arts Institute. She then continued her artistic education at National Art Academy in Washinton, D. C. and Otis Parson's Art Institute in Los Angeles.
She was drawn to the ancient form of Persian Miniature paintings in 1960 and thereafter decided to dedicate herself to this type of artwork. Her medium is watercolor, and the technique is pointillism using only very fine sable brushes to enhance the detail in her work.
In 1997 Borghei received a proclamation from Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan when she was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles as being an "Incredible Woman Making History."
In 2005 Borghei published a book named Persian Miniature Paintings A Window into the Infinite Garden of a Traditional Culture. This publication consists of a collection of her cultural , traditional, and historical artwork.
Borghei has had many art exhibitions in the United States including Texas University in Austin, Arizona University in Phoenix, UCLA, UC Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, Foundation for Iranian Studies in Maryland, Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles, Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, Municipal Art Gallery in West Los Angeles (presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs), and private events.
Borghei has taught Persian Miniature technique at UCLA Extenstion, Santa Monica College, Learning Tree University, and privately. In addition, Borghei's artwork has been the topic of discussion by professor Michael Hillmann at Texas University in Austin.