was born and raised in Tehran. She is the first woman from her country
to win international recognition. She began art education at the
age of fifteen at high school and continued her studies at an art
university in Iran. Since then she has engaged herself in this field.
Feeroozeh's major technique is hand printing with ink and mixed
media. She also paints on unconventional papers using the medium
of acrylic with generous sprinklings of calligraphy.
In her works, Feeroozeh explores the realm of universal ideals,
and thus creates both subjective and symbolic art that is richly
idealized and strives to convey spiritual beauty.
is primarily a miniaturist and is highly credited as a modernizer
of Persian miniature. In her work, while the essence of miniature
principles predominates, forms and elements are modernized.
Despinette, the renowned French critic best describes Feeroozeh's
style in her international illustration critique book: Les Imagiers
de le Literature en Coleuors.
works from Ferdowsi with images of Rostam in Shahnameh, from fables
of Rumi and from poems of Sepehri offer her audience stories of
Iran's great literary tradition... in an atmosphere surprisingly
out of current events and at the same time, quite subtly modern.
The application of strict principles of miniature painting is relevant
through her designs conducted to the tips of her finest silver feathers
and the resonance of modern principles emanates from her personal
and original manner of capturing the effects of luminosity in daylight
or nightlight with the variety of colors she uses in her images...
Feeroozeh's interpretation of symbolic images of myths in Persian
classic texts conveys a profound and total adhesion to the expressive
language of Islamic Art. This happens through the exuberant floral
decorations, zoomorphic designs, the application of gold and silver
for illumination and the relection of poetic beauties that all exist
in miniature tradition. It is with this icono-textual replacement
that a professionalism of unique expression occurs."
with her painting, Feeroozeh has always focused on illustrating
children's books, many of which brought her prestigious national
and international awards. She also has keen interest in photography.
Her artworks and photographies are widely exhibited in the Middle
East, Far East, Europe, India, and also in the United States.
three years, Feeroozeh worked as the chief editor of an Iranian
woman's magazine, Zan-e-Rooz (Today's Woman). From 1984 to
1988, she headed the Iranian Cultural Center in Pakistan. Over the
last decade, she has been engaged in delivering lectures on art
and books for children and young people in conferences around the
globe and has served as a jury member in various national and international
art competitions. In 1997, Feeroozeh was missioned by UNESCO to
organize a workshop for women artists from Asia in Tehran. She now
serves as the Executive Secretary of Tehran International Biennial
for Children's Illustrations where she endeavors to extend a greater
international exposure for the Iranian arts.