Sam Nejati

Sam Nejati is an Iranian visual artist who lives and works in San Francisco Bay Area. His large-scale paintings draw upon his heritage and Eastern philosophy to explore the shared emotional and spiritual elements of human existence.  

Lion Woman

Najva Erfani holds a BA in Graphic Design, and a MA in illustration from Art university of Tehran. Since 2005 she has participated in many solo as well as group exhibitions to showcase her pieces. 

Kiyan Vatan

Kiyan Vatan Was born in 1976 Tehran, Iran. He is a prolific drawing artist, has been monitoring, drawing and studying the city of Tehran and its history in an effort against its gravities and repelling forces. 

Niki Zarrabi

Niki Zarrabi is a mixed media artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University in 2014. 

Vahid Chamani

Vahid Chamani, Was born in 1984 Tehran, Iran. He is a painting graduate of class of 2007 Soureh Univesity. As an award winning painter, Vahid has pursued his passion in art by participating in many solo and group exhibitions both locally and internationally. 

Mahin Azima

Reverse glass paintings

Mahin Azima – One of Iran's distinguished contemporary artists. Born in Tehran, throughout her school years she was attracted to topics that were associated with arts, and in particular painting. She pursued her passion by entering to the School of Fine Arts at Tehran University in 1948.  

Mona Shomali

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. 

Nazafarin Lotfi

Nazafarin Lotfi was born in 1984 in Iran. She is a visual artist and educator who lives in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her BA from the University of Tehran in 2007.  

Daryoush Gharahzad

Daryoush Gharahzad was born in 1976 in Tehran. After finishing high school, he started pursuing his passion and took classes by the masters of painting. 

Interview with Yari Ostovany

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. 

Marcos Grigorian

Marcos Grigorian (Persian: مارکو گريگوريان, Armenian: Մարկոս Գրիգորեան; December 5, 1925 – August 27, 2007) was a notable Iranian-Armenian artist and a pioneer of Iranian modern art.