Tahmina Sharmin Norin was born and grew up in Bangladesh which is known as land of river and tropical country. She grew up with listening my folk music which reflected later on her painting. She has always been inspired by her culture and heritage, monuments, beaches, forests and tribals, wildlife of various species. Norin completed her B.F.A and M.F.A in Fine Arts, Major in painting from Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She moved to New York in 2014, at which time, she. wanted to grow her experience in teaching art. She joined CMA as a summer intern in 2015, then became a Fine Arts Teaching Artist.