Taravat Talepasand Resume


b. 1979, Eugene, OR

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions
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, CA
2002 New Works, From Greece, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Fabrications, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas, Boston, MA
2010 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
I RAN Home (In America), 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: 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
Selected Group Exhibitions (continued)
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 and Awards

2011 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance 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

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Orange County Museum Of Art, Orange County, CA

Film and Documentary

Pearls on the Ocean Floor by Robert Adanto

Selected Bibliography
2010 Deutsche Bank Art Works, “Art as Lifesaver 2010 California Biennial,” November, www.db-artmag.com
Walsh, Daniella, “Sober Pairs with Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit,” The Newport Beach Independent, November 26
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
Ragen, Tom, “Golden State of Artwork,” October 21, WGNtv.com
Barton, Dave, “Biennialus Interruptus at OCMA,” OC Weekly, November 18
Moeini, Noushin, “Pearls on the Ocean Floor,” Javanan Magazine, June, Issue No. 1207, p. 34
Moeini, Noushin, “Taravat Talepasand,” Javanan Magazine, April, Issue No. 1193, p.36
Razo, Jennifer,“Exquisite Corpse with Taravat Talepasand,” Beautiful/Decay, June 15, Book: 4
Kluth, Mary Anne, “Situation Critical,” Art Practical, Issue 8: The Painting Issue
Eisenhart, Mary, “Don’t Miss: Situation Critical,” San Francisco Chronicle (96 Hours section), January 7, p. 13
2009 Huston, Johnny Ray, “Weekly Picks,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 16, p. 16-17
Melendez, Franklin, “Behind the veil,” San Francisco Magazine, December, p. 37, 40
Harouni, Shadi, “Ala Ebtekar & Taravat Talepasand: Hampah,” The, 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, TransGlobe 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, edition #70, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA; 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 New American Paintings, MFA Annual, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
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 Paintings, edition #43, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA