Born in Iran in 1962, Yari Ostovany moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada - Reno and then at the San Francisco Art institute where he received his MFA in 1995.
Ava Shirjafari ( born July 30, 1985) is an Iranian visual artist who lives in Tehran. She graduated as B.A. of Graphic Design in 2006 and upon his background in art, like painting and drawing. She is an Iranian actress and model.