By Arash Ashourinia

Farima Fooladi  was born in Tehran, Iran / She is currently living in the United States creating paintings in her Studio in State College, PA / She is an Artist in residence at the Penn State School of Visual Arts where she completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing / 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/ In her recent paintings “ Reimagining My City” she is addressing displacement, delved into different historical and emotional layers of public spaces and memory /Transformation of civic spaces caused by social and political changes is of a particular interest to her/