Azita Ghafouri was born in Iran to Russian parents. She received her masters in urban planning and architecture from Tehran University. Ghafouri has balanced her professional work as an architect with her passion for painting for over four decades.
Azita Ghafouri is a mixed media artist. The artist works with unusual materials, painting on silk and burlap. Her abstract paintings highlight her energetic brushstrokes.
She has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States and internationally. Exhibition highlights include: Azad Gallery in 1971, 1972, 1973; Takht-Jamshid Gallery in Tehran in 1975; Goethe Institute in 1976; Numpkin Gallery in San Diego in 1979; and the Museum of Balboa Park in San Diego in 1980.