Zarlasht Zia is a Dutch-Afghan artist and illustrator from Amsterdam. Her inspiration comes from observing people, culture and nature. Emotion and color is central in the portraits and scenes she creates.

For commissions, collaborations or other enquiries, please get in touch.

Find her latest work on Instagram.

Her work was recently featured on It’s Nice That: “A show by womxn, celebrating inspiring womxn, by W+K Amsterdam“

Selected Clients

  • OneWorld
  • Rose Stories
  • Prospektor
  • Bits of Freedom
  • PAX
  • Greens in European Parliament
  • Collectief Hier.
  • Oorzaken Festival
  • Boekmanstichting
  • Stembuscollectief met oa.  PAX, Milieudefensie, Greenpeace Nederland, DeGoedeZaak
  • Joya Mooi
  • City Park
  • Podium Mozaïek


  • “She’s So Grateful” Bliep Bliep Gallery, 2019
  • Pop-up Rooms, Boat & Co, 2019
  • “Dreaming Out Loud” Sexyland, 2017
  • “So Emotional” Bloemenbar, 2016