Born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1964, based in Berkeley, California

B.S. in industrial technology at Fresno State University 1980-1985
B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute 1993-1995

2009 'Mashq- Repitition, Meditation, Mediation' Green Cardamom, London, July-September
2009 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2009 Inde/Jacobs, Marfa, Texas
2006 'Daruni' Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 'Interior Spaces' Anthony Grant Gallery, New York
2004 'New Works' James Nicholson Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000 'Introductions' Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California

Awards and Honors:
2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2007 Kala Art Institute Artist in Residence, Berkeley, California
2006-2007 Affiliate Artist, Headlands left for the Arts, Sausalito, California
2005 ASIA Alive Artist in Residence, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California
2004 SFMOMA SECA award semi-finalist, San Francisco, California