Pantea Karimi has lived, studied, and worked in Iran, the UK and the US and presently resides in San Jose, California. Karimi’s fine arts are in public and private collections and have been exhibited in diverse solo, group and traveling exhibitions in Iran, Algeria, Germany, Croatia, Mexico, the UK, and the US. She is the recipient of the 2019 Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant in San Jose; the 2016-2017 Kala Fellowship Award; and the 2011 Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative Fellowship. Karimi researches visual representations in medieval Persian and Arab and early modern European scientific manuscripts in five categories: mathematics, medicinal botany, anatomy, optics, and cartography. She works with interactive installations, virtual reality, silkscreen, and digital prints.
Pantea is an Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Studio Art and Digital Media at the College of San Mateo and maintains a studio in Cubberley Artist Studios in Palo Alto, CA.