Farima Fooladi was born in Tehran, Iran. She is currently living in the United States creating paintings in her studio in Houston, Texas. She is an Artist in Residence at the Box13 ArtSpace. She completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the Penn State University, College of Art and Architecture. Her works include commentary on imagery, themes, symbols, and stories from Iranian visual culture and literature. Her recent research topic has been collective trauma and its long effect on cultures. Fooladi is fascinated by the lasting impact of collective trauma caused by invasion, migration, and displacement. In her recent series Reimagining My City, she addresses displacement, delveing 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.