Originally from Dallas, Texas but of Iranian descent, Ida Saki, graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and continued her studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Reza Baharvand was born in 1976 in Iran. He graduated from the Isfahan University of Art with a BA in Painting and he pursued his continuing education at Tehran University of Art. After graduating, he began his professional career by holding exhibitions in prestigious galleries in Iran and other countries.
Parnian Omidi was born in Tehran, 1981. After attending different painting schools since early childhood, at the age of sixteenth, she started taking private classes with professional painters at the University of Tehran. Later on, she pursued her education in Art and earned her BA and MA in Fine art.
Mehrdad Afsari, photographer, documentary director and video artist was born in 1977 at Khoy. Afsari got his B.A. and M.F.A in photography from Art University of Tehran. And later on, he joined the academic team at TAU and teaching for 14 years. He is an honorary member of Iranian Visual Artists Society, as well.
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Rana Gorgani was born in Germany. She subsequently grew up in France, where she still lives today. Fascinated from an early age by the Persian culture, Rana was fortunate to grow up in a family very present in the Arts where music and poetry were a constant fixture in her household.
Arghavan Khosravi was raised in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from Art and Architecture University of Tehran «Honâr va Mêmari» with a Bachelor of Graphic Design and completed an MFA in illustration at Faculty of Fine Art, the University of Tehran. After practicing in both fields for nearly a decade, she came to the U.S. to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a painter. She enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design after completing a post-baccalaureate program in studio art at Brandeis University.
Narguess Hatami – founder of Miahatami – was born in Tehran in 1981 in an artistic family. Her father is an architect and her mother is a fashion designer. After earning her scientific degree at one of the most prestigious pre-college institutions in Tehran, she decided to pursue her studies in Italy. She joined the Faculty of Humanities of the Università degli Studi in Bologna, following the Degree Course in Culture and Techniques of Costume and Fashion. Since then she realized her passion towards fashion and started developing it.
Nina Ghafari (1989) is a Persian artist based in Stavanger Norway. Ghafari’s work is a raw and often painful testament to her unfiltered exploration of memory and self through text and image. A self-taught artist whose short-lived spell at art school showed her that the teaching of “art” for some social classes, was nothing more than an attempt to condition and mute the often brutal realities and associated creativity of those operating outside mainstream hegemonic culture. In her case, this concerns second-generation immigrant outsiders with a passionate need to express themselves.