Golnaz Fathi was born in Tehran in 1972. She holds a bachelor of Art in Graphic Design from the Azad Art University in Tehran and a diploma in Iranian Calligraphy.
Her work is transnational both in conception and in execution as it incorporates her extensive training in traditional Iranian calligraphy, graphic design, painting (self-taught), and autobiography. Whereas cultural motifs and oblique references to places inside Iran are incorporated into her more recent series of paintings, her latest body of work includes white areas on the canvas signifying silence.
She has extensively exhibited in galleries and museums across the world during the last twenty years.