EDUCATION

2006
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA MFA, Painting 
2001
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI BFA, Illustration 
2000
Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece Painting, Printmaking 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
"Yeki Bood, Yeki Nabood (Once Was, Once Wasn't)," Jack Fisher Gallery, Minnesota Street Projects (MSP), San Francisco, CA
2017
"Made in Iran, Born in America," Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 
“Westoxicated,” Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
2015
“Not an Arab Spring,” Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL 
2012
“Pathétique” Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2011
“The Corrupt Minority,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
2010
“Taravat Talepasand: Drawings,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009
“Situation Critical,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA 
“Hampah: Ala Ebtekar & Taravat Talepasand,” Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008
“To the Martyrs!” Plane Space, New York, NY
2007
“Seeya and Sefeed,” Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2006
“Taravat Talepasand," Vernissage, Fort Mason, San Francisco,
2002
“New Works, From Greece,” Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019            
“EPOCH,” Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
“Once at Present, Contemporary Art of the Bay Area Iranian Diaspora,” Minnesota Street Projects
(MSP), San Francisco, CA
“FAULTline 2,”Shotwell & 20th, San Francisco, CA
“45RPM SoEx Auction,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
“ART BRIEF IV: Iranian Contemporary San Francisco,” SOMARTS San Francisco, CA
Untitled Art Fair, Zevitas Marcus Gallery; Pier 35, San Francisco, CA

2018
“Bay Area Now 8,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
“The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist In Residence Exhibition,” Evergold Projects at
 Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
“In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present,” LACMA, Los Angeles, CA  

2017
"Why Draw? 500 years of Drawings and Watercolor," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine

2016
POWERS | TVAT | DEFAZIO,” Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia," Vane Gallery, New Castle, UK ARCO Madrid, Spain 

2015
“Bootleg Show,” Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY
Passport 2015, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA 
Volta11, Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Miami Art Fair, New York, New York
“Amen,” Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA
Volta NY, New York, New York
Azadi va Edalat, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA 

2014
“Theory of Survival: Fabrications,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2013
“New...Now...Next...” Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2012
“Tessellation Make Up,” Galerie Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
“Nu Body,” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Belles Comme Le Jour,” Galerie Une, Zurich, Switzerland 
“FAX,” San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011
PULSE Miami, FL
“I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered,” Steven Zevitas, Boston, MA
“Sea Change II: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA 
“Sea Change I: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA 
“Fabrications,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA 

2010
“2010 California Biennial,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
“I RAN Home (In America),” CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
“Tehran - New York,” Leila Taghinia-Milano Heller (LTMH) Gallery, New York, NY
“Chahar Ghesmat: Iranian Women Create,” Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT (curated by Afarin Rahmanifar and Elizabeth Peterson)

2009
“I Want You To Want Me,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
“Bad Moon Rising 4,” Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Jan Van Woensel)
“Femme on Femme,” Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA (curated by Cari Marshall)

2008
“Sexy Time: A Group Effort,” Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
“East of the West,” SomArts, San Francisco, CA (curated by Taraneh Hemami & Anuradha Vikram)

2007
“The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection,” de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Three on the Tree,” Plane Space, New York, NY
“Selections from New American Paintings: The MFA Annual, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
“GRAPHIC: New Bay Area Drawing,” di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

2006
“Cream from the Top,” Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

2005
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
Murphy Cadogan Award, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Obsessive Patterns,” Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Ephemeral,” Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
“2003 Oregon Biennial,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2001
“New Paintings,”Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR

2000
“Illustrations,” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

HONORS & AWARDS

2011
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
2010
Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Murphy Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute                              
2006
Irene Pijoan Memorial Painting Award
2005-06
New American Paintings: MFA Annual Competition
2005
Murphy Cadogan Scholarship
2004-05
San Francisco Art Institute, Merit Scholarship
2000
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
1999-01
Rhode Island School of Design Merit Scholarship
1999
Guilford Handcraft

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

RESIDENCY

2018
Internet Archive

FILM & DOCUMENTARY

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA)
WHAT YOU KNOW: Interview with Taravat Talepasand by Laila Irvani, www.ruokay.com
Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith), Dan The Automator, DJ Qbert Album; Producer and Art Director
Pearls on the Ocean Floor by Robert Adanto
Voices of America, Persian News Network interview by Monaliza Noormohammadi

LECTURES  

2019
Painting Symposium//Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting with Jenny Saville
National Forum, on Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives, SFMOMA
2018
Bay Area Now 8, Artist Talk, YBCA, San Francisco, CA
Artist Using Digital Archives, Tate Modern, London
2016 
Guest Lecturer, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA                                              
2015 
Visiting Artist, Berkeley University, CA
Visiting Artist, Stanford University, CA
Guest Critic, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Artist, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
2014 
Visiting Artist for ‘Notes From the Studio,’ California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
2013 
Visiting Artist, Stanford University, CA
2011 
Guest Critic, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2010 
Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2009 
Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2007 
Visiting Artist, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 
Visiting Artist, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Curiel, Jonathan, “YBCA’s Bay Area Now 8 Is Unafraid of the Intersection of Race and Class,” January 30, SFWeekly
“New American Painters Artist on View: Taravat Talepasand,” www.newamericanpaintingsmagazine.com

2018
Iravani, Lailam “What You Know,” September 28, www.khabarkeslan.com 
Desmarais, Charles, “YBCA’s ‘Bay Area Now 8’: A Bad Show redeemed by Good Art,” September 20, www.sfchronicle.com
Devine, Sam, “Bay Area Artists Have Taken Over Yerba Buena,” September 18, www.brokeassstuarts.com
Debczak, Michele,”The Internet Archive’s Billions of Web Pages Inspired a New Art              Exhibition, July 9, www.mentalfloss.com
“The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist in Residence Exhibition,” July 27, www.wsimag.com
Desmarais, Charles, “Talepasand takes on pleasure, religion and Iran at Jack Fischer Gallery,”June 5, www.sfchronicle.com
Desmarais, Charles, “YBCA Announces Artists in Influential Triennial Exhibition,”June 5, www.sfchronicle.com
Shaw, Anny, "Los Angeles County Museum of Art hopes to ‘change American perceptions of Iran’ with new show," May 3, www.theartnewspaper.com
"Past and Present Iranian Art at LA Museum," May 19, www.financialtribune.com
Parvaneh, Fred, "LACMA Exhibition Explores Present-Day Iranian Society," May 20, www.kayhanlife.com
Premiyak, Liza, "Islamiq Girrrls," May 21, www.thecalvertjournal
"Retrospective," May 1, www.artpapers.org

2017
Desmarais, Charles, "Guerrero Gallery Exhibits Offer Critical Views of Migration," May 4, 
San Francisco Chronicle 
Gaarchik, Leah, "At San Francisco Art Institute, The Disruptors are Honored," May 2, San Francisco Chronicle
Mizota, Sharon, “Art That Forces Us To Consider What We Think We Know,” February 4, www.latimes.com
Jenison, David, “Blasphemous Drug Art of Taravat Talepasand,” February 6, www.prohbtd.com
Jenison, David, “When Life Gives You Poppy, Make Pop Art,” March 1, www.prohbtd.com  
Jenison, David, “Taravat Talepasand: The Meth to her Madness,” March 15, www.prohbtd.com
Jenison, David, “Wipe Your Feet on the Crying Kim Persian Rug,” July 5, www.prohbtd.com 
“Taravat Talepasand at Guerrero Gallery,” April 26, www.blouinartinfo.com 

2016
Desmarais, Charles, “Untitled, Art coming to the Bay,” October 26, San Francisco Chronicle
Hacia, Graham, “Art School Reunion,” May 17, San Francisco Magazine, p.17
Dupree, Claire, “News: Vinyl Icons @Vane Gallery,” April 21, Narc Magazine
Art Editorial “Persian Pop! Turkish Psychadelia,” April, www.thecrackmagazine.com
Irvine-Fortescue, Camilla, “Cultural Fusion,” www.vane.com
“Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia,” April, www.chroniclelive.co.uk
“Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia,” April, www.themindofmilla.com
“Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia Part III,” April, www.themindofmilla.com
“Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia,” June 2, www.internationaltimes.it 
Verma, Rahul, “Amazing Images from Iran’s Swinging ‘70s,” July 20. www.bbc.com

2015
“San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, Passport 2015: Japantown,” October 21, www.sfartenthusiast.com
Pereira, Lorenzo, “Volta 11 in Basel,” June, www.widewalls.ch
ARTBAHRAIN, “Volta 11,” May 31, www.artbahrain.org
San Francisco Chronicle, “Bay Area Arts and Entertainment Picks,” May 20, San Francisco Chronicle
Tedford Harrison, Matthew, “Mexican Collective CAMINO Loves the Baby Jesus,” May 19, www.sfweekly.com
Levine, Brett, “Taravat Talepasand Toys With Our Fears, at Peta Pictoris in Birmingham,” May 15, www.burnaway.org
Helander, Bruce, “DUTCH TREAT,” May 8, The Huffington Post
Lampe, Lilly, “An Artist’s Take on Iranian Identity, Detailed and Filled with Drugs,” May 8, Hyperallergic
Amirkhani, Jordan, “Taravat Talepasand: Not an Arab Spring at Beta Pictoris Gallery,” May 6, www.dailyserving.com
Ogle, Patrick, “Art Miami Heads North,” May 6, www.mapanare.us
McDaniel, Mandy, “Iranian-American’s Art Exhibit Opening at Beta Pictoris,” April 16, www .artsbham.com

2014
Carlson, Michelle, “Iranian Dissent at Southern Exposure,” September 17, www.kqed.com SFAQ, “First of Fall-San Francisco,” September, www.sfaq.us
Xiao, An, “An Iranian, American Artist Revisits Images from the 1979 Revolution,” October 21, Hyperallergic
Alangoo, “Theory of Survival: Fabrications, A Project by Taraneh Hemami,” October 16, www.alangoo.wordpress.com

2013
Carlson, Michelle, “Body Politic,” Hyphen Magazine, The Sex Issue No. 27, p.40-45

2012
ADMIN, ‘Taravat Talepasand Pethetique,” www.sfartenthusiast.com, May 24

2011
Sarrah Zadeh, "Taravat Talepasand," Zan Magazine, NOV/DEC, Issue No. 1, p.61-63                        
Swanhuyser, Hiya, "Ten Years, Part Deux," SF Weekly (Night & Day section), July 13, p. 17
Cate McQuaid, "Remaking History by Themselves," Boston Globe, May 11Gabrielle Selz, "The Outsider Insider: New Work by Taravat Talepasand," Huffington Post Arts, May 25
Rebecca Goldschmidt, “Big Things Ahead: Taravat,” May 5, www.bigbigbigthings.com
Sanaz Khalaj-Santos, “The Corrupt Minority,” July, www.persianesque.com
"Exhibition Spotlight: Fabrications at Marx & Zavattero," The Huffington Post, February 4                         
Wood, Sura, “Coming soon to an art gallery near you,” Bay Area Reporter, January 13, p. 23
Bowers, Keith, “The Horror, The Humor,” SF Weekly January 5, p. 18

2010
Deutsche Bank Art Works, “Art as Lifesaver 2010 California Biennial,” November, www.db-artmag.com
Rabe, John, “Taravat Talepasand’s Revolution,” November 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, www.scpr.org
Chang, Richard, “O.C. Museum of Art Unveils it’s New Biennial,” November, www.ocregister.com
Moeini, Noushin, “Pearls on the Ocean Floor,” Javanan Magazine, June, Issue No. 1207, p. 34
Moeini, Noushin, “Taravat Talepasand’s images: Crossing Cultures in search of identity,” Javanan
International Weekly Magazine, April, p. 36
Miller D., Adam, “Taravat Talepasand,” www.beautifuldecay.com, June 15
Razo, Jennifer, “Exquisite Corpse with Taravat Talepasand,” Beautiful/Decay, June, Book: 4
Mary Anne, “Situation Critical,” artpractical.com February, The Painting Issue #8
Eisenhart, Mary, “Don’t Miss: Situation Critical,” San Francisco Chronicle (96 Hours section), January 7, p. 13
Sanaz Khalaj-Santos, "Pushing Boundaries," www.persianesque.com

2009
Huston, Johnny Ray, “Weekly Picks,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 16, p. 16-17
Granade, Rives, “Talepasand’s ‘Situation Critical,’” examiner.com, January
Melendez, Franklin, “Behind the veil,” San Francisco Magazine, December, p. 37, 40
Harouni, Shadi, “Ala Ebtekar & Taravat Talepasand: Hampah,” The Mag LA, June, p. 38
Selz, Gabrielle, “Taravat Talepasand: In Her Own Image,” Art Papers, March/April, p. 22-25
Amirsadeghi, Hossein (Editor), Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, Globe Publishing Limited, London, U.K.

2008
Zevitas, Steven T. (Editor), New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston MA; Number 79, Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009, p. 152-155
Turner, Cherie Louise, “Young at Art: 15 Artists Under 35,” art ltd., May, p. 59
Junker, Howard (Editor), “That Fateful, Faithful Cup of Wine” (reproduction), ZYZZYVA, Spring,
Vol. XXIV No. 1, p. 54
Goodin, Analisa, “Taravat Talepasand,” Alarm, Winter, p. 76-79

2007
Van Proyen, Mark, “Taravat Talepasand at Heather Marx,” Art in America, December, p. 169
Che, Julia, “Taravat Talepasand: You Liberal Iranian,” Metro.Pop, Issue 32, p. 57
Zevitas, Steven T. (Editor), New American Paintings: Special Edition, The Open Studios Press, Boston MA; Number 70, July, p. 188 & back cover
Weiss, Nina, “Golden Girl: Taravat Talepasand Shines on the Outside,” 7x7 Magazine, May, p. 71
Ross, Michael, “Taravat Talepasand @ Heather Marx Gallery,” whitehotmagazine.com, May, WM Issue #3
Nataraj, Nirmala, “Iran So Far Away,” SF Weekly (Night & Day section), May 2, p. 23
Melendez, Franklin, “Taravat Talepasand: The Golden Road,” Planet, Spring Issue 15, p. 017

2006
Binshtock, Avital, “Art School Confidential,” Lifescapes, November, p. 64
Turner, Cherie Louise, “‘Cream’ at Arts Benicia,” Artweek, October, p. 25
Meeker, Cheryl, “SFAI MFA Graduation Exhibition,” stretcher.org, West Coast, May 27
Van Proyen, Mark, Catalogue Essay, MFA Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2005
Zevitas, Steven T. (Editor), New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston MA; New American Paintings, MFA Annual Catalogue

2003
2003 Oregon Biennial Catalogue, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Speer, Richard, “Bi-Furious,” Willamette Week, July 2
“A Question of Commitment,” The Oregonian, June 29
“Oregon Biennial Sticks to Traditional Fields, Omits Web-based Work,” The Oregonian, March 12 “2003
Oregon Biennial,” Portland Mercury

2002
New American Painters, Pacific Coast Edition N