Parivash Ganji was born on July 1st, 1945, in an immigrant family in Tabriz. When she was three years old her family moved to Tehran. Her father was an instructor of textile design and printing. She learned the basic principles of painting at “Behzad” Fine Arts Academy for Girls under the supervision of the great master of painting Reza Frouzi and miniaturist Mahmoud Farshchian. At the same time, she was learning the techniques of fabric design and printing under the supervision of her father too.
After completing these courses in Iran, she traveled to England to continue her education and completed her higher education in textile design at Hammersmith College of Arts in London. She studied tiling in the Safavid period in Isfahan in her thesis.
Parivash Ganji worked in the field of fabric printing in Germany for a while and then participated in a free course at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. When she came back to Iran, she collaborated with the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents for a short time and then started teaching textile design and printing at the Iran University of Arts and Al-Zahra University.
She is also the cultural representative of the Japan Foundation in Iran. In 1976, she married Masoud Khayyam, an Iranian writer, and they have three children.
Her paintings often include portraits, landscapes, lifeless nature, trees, flowers, women, faceless people, windows, abstracts, water, blue and red. During years of activity, there is a tendency towards abstract and expressionism styles in her artworks.
Parivash Ganji held many exhibitions in Europe, Japan, and Iran so far. Some of her artworks are collected in a book entitled “The Light of Color”. A number of her works of art are published in a book titled Parivash Ganji’s Paintings.
On November 3, 2015, she received the honor of “Shining Sun, Golden Lights with Neck Ribbon”, which is called “Kyokujitsu Chujyusho” in Japanese, from the Japanese government.