Iranian-American artist, Shahrzad Taavoni, BS, MATCM, Dip. OM, L.Ac, has developed a very unique style in her art that is influenced by her background and education. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park and her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Pulling from these disciplines, she uses many themes from microbiology and cell anatomy in her artwork. She also incorporates repetitive visual themes from nature such as the curvy lines, twists and turns in plant anatomy. Drawing from her profession as an Acupuncturist, she has also become a healer through her art. Her intention behind her lively and colorful art is to heal and inspire the viewer's spirit. Being of Iranian descent, she is moved by the passion of her culture. Persian sentiment, language and poetry are characterized by deep emotion, warmth and spirit. She accesses this part of her heritage when she creates art that is a snapshot of rich poetic emotion. In addition, her artistic skills extend beyond the domain of colors and shapes. Many of her art pieces have a matching poem that she has written to accompany them. With the artistry of her words, she has shown remarkable ingenuity and depth of sensual language. Truly demonstrating the boundlessness of art.
Shahrzad Taavoni had a solo exhibition at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware in October 2010 where President Barack Obama concurrently presented a speech. Some other venues she has exhibited are at the Embassy of Singapore in Washington D.C and at The Art Gallery and Design House at the prestigious Washington DC Design Center.