Collection > Talepasand, Taravat


1979 Eugene, OR


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 Art, Athens, Greece


The Corrupt Minority, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

Taravat Talepasand: Drawings, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Andarooni, Birooni, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

Situation Critical, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
Hampah: Ala Ebtekar & Taravat Talepasand, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

To the Martyrs! Plane Space, New York, NY

Seeya and Sefeed, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA

New Works, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR


Fabrications, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas, Boston, MA

California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
I-Ran Home (In America), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
Tehran-New York, Leila Taghainia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Bad Moon Rising 5, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Chahar Ghesmat: Iranian Women Create, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
(curated by Afarin Rahmanifar and Elizabeth Peterson)

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)

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

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

Cream from the Top, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR


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


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


Pearls on the Ocean Floor, Director Robert Adanto


Deutsche Bank Art Works, "Art as Lifesaver 2010 California Biennial," November,
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,
Chang, Richard, "O.C. Museum of Art Unveils it's New Biennial," November,
Ragen, Tom, "Golden State of Artwork," October 21,
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

Huston, Johnny Ray, “Weekly Picks,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 16, p. 16-17
Granade, Rives, “Talepasand’s ‘Situation Critical,’”, January
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, Trans Globe Publishing Limited, London, U.K.

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

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,”, 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

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,”, West Coast, May 27
Van Proyen, Mark, Catalogue Essay, MFA Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

New American Paintings, MFA Annual Catalogue

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

New American Painters, Pacific Coast Edition No. 43

Taravat Talepasand
Allegory of Isolation
Egg tempera on linen laid over panel
34.5 x 27.5 inches
Taravat Talepasand
Corpus Delicti
Egg tempera on linen laid over panel
34.5 x 27.5 inches
Taravat Talepasand
Mullah's Ghost
Egg tempera on porcelain
17 x 4.75 x 4.5 inches