Taraneh Hemami explores themes of displacement, preservation, and representation in personal and collective projects, from permanent and ephemeral installations to object and media productions. She has received grants from the Creative Capital Foundation (2012), Eureka Foundation (2012), Kala Art Institute (2007), Visions of the New California Award (2004), the Christensen Fund (2005-2006), California Council for the Humanities Story Fund (2004), San Francisco Arts Commission (2003 and 2007), and Creative Work Fund (2000). Examining the careful crafting of images as propagated for power and political gain, Taraneh's recent explorations become commentaries on tools of manipulation and persuasion used across nations and histories. She has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, The Lab, San Francisco Arts Commission, and participated in the 6th Sharjah Biennial. She holds a MFA in Painting from California College for the Arts, 1991.
Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk
When: International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012 7:00 PM
Where: Room 225/229 and 2nd Floor Gallery