Mona Shomali is a U.S.-based artist. She was born in California in 1979. She began painting seriously at 15 years old after being introduced to nude life drawing classes sponsored by the Berkeley Artists Guild.
Shahram was born in 1957 Shiraz, and he is a painter and film production designer. He has extensive experience working within the film production department on a film crew for 15 years. He has worked from a very early conceptual process collaborating with Iranian artists and filmmakers; Shirin Neshat and Shoji Azari on many film projects. Their film "Women Without Men" won the 2009 Venice Film Festival, Silver Lion, for best directing. Shahram worked closely with director Richard Raymond on the movie "Desert Dancer".
Twin sisters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani (Iranian, b. 1990) began painting at the age of thirteen. They earned their B.A. in painting from Tehran University and M.F.A from Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Soroosh Milanizadeh, born in 1978, a photography graduate from Art and Architecture Azad University of Tehran. He is a Photographer, Video Artist, Painter, and art curator. He started his constant professional career in 1999 and has attempted to express his social concerns, particularly the position of women in society ever since.