Nouar was born in Tehran, Iran, during the height of the nations political turmoil of the early 1980's. Her family narrowly fled the country, migrating to Germany first, before ending up in the United States. Nouars father was an artist and her mother was a schoolteacher, both parents nurtured their daughters interest in the arts, which developed at an early age. Her childhood was filled with books and creative materials that helped shape her creativity. In 2004, Nouar graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has since worked in many artistic facets, including work as a background painter in the television animation industry, and as a freelance illustrator. As a painter, her love of animation, food and vintage ephemera, coupled with darker personal narratives continually act as an inspiration for her work.