Farima Fooladi was born in Tehran, Iran. She is living in the United States creating paintings in her Studio at the Box13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas. Fooladi completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the Penn State University, College of Art and Architecture where she taught Drawing and painting for three years before moving to Houston, TX. Her works include 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.
Fooladi’s seventh solo show opened on Dec 7th, 2019 in Houston. In her recent series “Road of Curiosities,” she addresses displacement, delved into different historical and emotional layers of public spaces and memory. The transformation of civic spaces caused by social and political changes is of particular interest to her. Fooladi’s next solo show will be in January 2021 at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY.