Harouni is an internationally recognized artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in Iran, Harouni migrated to the U.S. during the 1978 Revolution. His journey through art began at the Art Students League of New York, where his love of figurative painting developed. After the Art Students League of New York Harouni continued his practice as a painter in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and finally New Orleans, where he has lived and worked now for twenty-five years as a singular and dominating figurative painter. His work has been shown in galleries across the United States and in private and corporate collections across the world.