Taravat Talepasand.

I discovered this artist while on a trip to San Francisco a few years ago. Taravat Talepasand is a young Iranian-American woman based in California.

Death to Bitches, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 2008.
Order of Lion and Sun, Tempera and gold leaf on panel, 2007. 
The Liberal Iranian, 2008.

Tradition Are As Follows, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 2008.

Reminds me of...Shadi Ghadirian.

Untitled, from Qajar Series, 1998.

And of course, my favorite Iranian photographer, Antoin Sevruguin, who actually was from the Qajar Dynasty. 

Looking good at Persepolis! c. 1860.