See her website here
Image: Parastou Forouhar. From the Swanrider series.
Taravat Talepasand, born in 1979 in the United States to Iranian parents during the Iranian Revolution. Taravat received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. She lives and works in San Francisco where she shows with Marx & Zavattero Gallery. She is the 2010 recipient of the Richard C. Diebenkorn Fellowship and recently featured at the Yerba Buena Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. She will be featured in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. In addition Taravat has exhibited in solo and group shows around the country and Europe. She is a featured artist in Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi.
Taravat stays in contact with her family in Esfehan, Iran. Her was in 2007.