Roya Farassat received her BFA in 1986 from Parsons School of Art and Design, New York. Her work has been widely exhibited, including the Queens Museum of Art, NY; The Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI; Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA; Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, FL; and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI; among others. She was awarded residencies from Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY and The Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92 Street Y, New York, NY.
Farassat was nominated for the Victoria and Albert Museum Jameel Prize in 2011 and the MOP Foundation Contemporary Art Prize, London in 2009. Her work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times, artcritical, Hyperallergic, W Magazine, and Flaunt Magazine. Roya Farassat lives and works in New York.