Abira Ali lives in Highland Park, Los Angeles with her collaborators, her husband, artist Gordon Henderson, and their daughter, Eliza. Abira started drawing, making, and building during her childhood in Pittsburgh. Abira believes that people who are given opportunities to develop their own creative vision will be better citizens, so she became an arts educator.
Abira has a BFA from Tyler School of Art. She illustrated “The Big Bazohley” a children’s book by Peter Carey. Together with Gordon Henderson, they illustrated “Aus dem Beimhaus der Qualen” a collection of scary short stories by J.E. Poritskty written in 1920’s Germany. Her current passion is painting.