Homa Taraji is the director of Tara Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, primarily representing Iranian art. She has been a curator of contemporary Iranian art in the United States since 2002 and has organized several successful exhibitions around the country before establishing Tara Gallery in 2013. Ms. Taraji has working relationships with art galleries and administrators in Tehran and a broad range of artists whose work she represents in the United States. Ms. Taraji is co-founder and president of the American Foundation for Contemporary Iranian Art (www.afcia.org), a nonprofit organization supporting contemporary Iranian art in the U.S.
Ms. Taraji was a senior engineer at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California, supporting domestic and international customers with satellite communication technical expertise. Prior to Aerospace, Ms. Taraji was the manager of information systems at the Getty Museum. Before that, she held the position of IT Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Management Consulting. Ms. Taraji was with General Electric Information Services as a project manager of financial applications in New York and Los Angeles. She started her career as a software engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena working on Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn. She holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and a master's degree in Electronics from Tehran University and a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. Mr. Taraji has been the recipient of a NASA Group Achievement Award, Goddard Trophy, Milstar Recognition Award, GE technical and Aerospace Performance Recognition awards.