Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Black/Iranian visual artist from Oklahoma City, OK. She is a painter whose work ranges from the gallery to the streets, using visual art to tackle issues of violence in public spaces – from gender based street harassment to violence against black people. Her street art series, Stop Telling Women to Smile, can be found on walls across the globe, addressing gender based street harassment through portraiture and storytelling. Tatyana has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, the New Yorker, and listed as one of Brooklyn’s most influential people by Brooklyn Magazine. She is 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. She has lectured at the Brooklyn Museum, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, several universities including Stanford, Brown, USC, and Pratt Institute. Tatyana’s work has been featured on tv networks BET and Oxygen, Spike Lee’s feature film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, for which she is also the show’s Art Consultant.
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