Born in Rasht, in 1944, Farideh Lashai has been painting since the late 1960s. Farideh Lashai’s early training was traditional painting in her native Iran and later on she pursued decorative arts in Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna and German literature in University of Munich. By 1960s she had committed herself to painting professionally, and since then she has had more than 30 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 60 group shows from Europe to the Far East. Among them shows at the Seyhoun Gallery, 1973; Iran-America Society, 1975; Basel Art Fair, Switzerland, 1978; Libertas Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1988 Rome Expo, Italy, 2000; The Cultural Centre, Barcelona, Spain, 2001; Centre of European Parliament, Brussels-Belgium, 2003; Cocola Museum, Finland, 2003; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, A Spiritual Vision, 2003; and Gardens of Iran, 2004. Her works can be found in major private and public collections internationally and were shown in galleries, fairs, museums and festivals around the world.