Parham Karimi was born in Tehran, Iran. Karimi attended primary and secondary school in Tehran. From the age of eight attended arts and crafts classes, where he began his formal instruction in drawing and painting. Upon completing high school in Tehran, he got accepted to the Architectural Technology program at TAFE NSW, Australia, where he earned his diploma in the field of Architectural Technology. Upon completing his diploma he immigrated to Canada and start to study Arts and Humanities (for two years) at University of New Brunswick. By moving to Toronto he began his education at OCAD University, where he received his degree in Environmental and Sustainability in Design.