Penn State School of Visual Arts MFA graduate student Farima Fooladi's painting A Laughing Pomegranate Brings the Whole Garden to Joy, from her Pomegranate series, recently went to Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation's (PKCF) annual auction/fund raiser in London, where it sold for $3,400.
Each June, the PKCF hosts a reception at a central London venue. The highlight of each year's fundraiser is the Auction, at which items ranging from exclusive holiday packages, fine wine and dining packages, to period and contemporary art are offered to the highest bidders.
Farima has had numerous group exhibitions in Iran, Turkey, and the United States. Her work has been exhibited at Shirin Art Gallery in Tehran, as well as Sanati Contemporary Museum of Arts in Kerman. Her current work includes commentary on imagery, themes, symbols, and stories from Iranian visual culture and literature.
"The pomegranate, a mythical fruit that becomes a daily fixture in our house during its season. A still-life that was once the life of the epic, in the hands of a woman is, aril by aril, broken apart." Farima Fooladi, 2015