Taraneh Hemami engages in diverse strategies including installation, object and media productions, collective and participatory projects as well as curation to explore themes of displacement, preservation, and representation. 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 is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Creative Capital, Creative Work Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Council for the Humanities, as well as awards and fellowships from Kala Art Institute, Christensen Fund and the Fleishhacker Foundation. She has exhibited her works internationally or over a decade. She holds a MFA in Painting from California College for the Arts (CCAC), 1991.