Farima Fooladi was born in Tehran, Iran / She is currently living in the United States creating paintings in her Studio in Pennsylvania / Farima is a Visiting Scholar at the Pennsylvania state University, College of Arts and Architecture where she completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing / She has had numerous group exhibitions in Iran, Turkey, and the United States / Her works includes commentary on imagery, themes, symbols and stories from Iranian visual and literature / Her recent research topic has been collective trauma and its long effect on cultures / She is fascinated by the lasting impact of collective trauma caused by Invasion, Migration and displacement.