Farzaneh is a graduate of Alzahra University, Tehran, where she gained a degree in fine art. Farzaneh has always been obsessed with Persian and Mesopotamian mythology and fables, and these can be seen depicted freely throughout her work, which are not merely illustrations. To date she has exhibited in thirteen group exhibitions and has had six solo shows. Here is the story behind a typical painting:
Golnar is the name of a woman who insults a king, who was famous for his hunting skills with bow and arrow. Golnar insults him by saying that practise makes perfect and that the king’s skill is not inborn. The enraged king orders that she must be punished by death, but Golnar begs for a chance to prove her claim. She asks for a calf, and putting it on her shoulder she carries it everyday to the top of a long staircase at the king’s palace till eventually the calf is a mature cow which Golnar then carries on her shoulder all the way to the king. Golnar is the symbol of strong and persistent woman.