Pantea Karimi is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator based in San Jose, California. Taking the cue from her research on historic, religious, and scientific manuscripts and objects, Karimi’s work highlights Iran’s visual culture and personal narratives, reflecting upon her gender and upbringing in Iran. She utilizes virtual reality (VR), performative video, animation, sound, prints, drawings, and installation. Karimi’s parents inspired her interest in science and botany. Her archival research is mainly focused on geometry, math, and the botanical fields. Karimi’s works are in collections at Stanford University and the University of California Davis, and have been exhibited in Iran, Algeria, Germany, Croatia, Mexico, the UK, and the U.S. Karimi is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant (2022), Mass MoCA the Studios Residency Award (2022), the University of California San Francisco Library Artist in Residence Award (2021), and the Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award (2019).