Soli Kiani was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1981. She studied painting, tapestry and animation under Christian Ludwig Attersee at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she graduated in 2012. In 2019 she received the Recognition Prize of the STRABAG Artaward International, which was followed by a solo exhibition at the STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna in November 2019. Her works have been displayed, among other places, at a solo exhibition called Crease at Galerie Weihergut in Salzburg in 2019, and at the group exhibition A Matter of Form at Kunsthaus Horn. Also, in 2018, her temporary installation Tabiies (Separation) was shown in the Lendhafen district of Klagenfurt. Soli Kiani has lived and worked in Vienna since 2000.