Farideh Zariv

Farideh Zariv was born in Tehran , Iran in 1963. She received her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran in 1984. In 1993, receoved another degree in painting from Sureh University in Tehran as well. She has been a practicing artist for fifteen years and has ten years of experience as a gallery director in Iran and Australia . She has taken part in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
In 1998 she was awarded by the "Liberation of Khoramshahr Museum" in Iran . In 2000 was a participant in the project of the world's longest painting, organized by Medicine Sans Frontier in the United Arab Emirates. Farideh has exhibited her work in twelve countries in throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia .

Farideh moved to Australia in 2001 and in 2004 resumed studying towards a master's degree in printmaking at the Australian National University .

She was the recipient of a grant by the Australian Government for her exhibition "Hand of Fatima", which was exhibited at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (2005) and later the exhibit was invited by Bo-Kaap Iziko Museum in South Africa (2006).

Her artwork is held in private and public collections, in Tehran, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Dubai.