Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a visual artist and native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Fazlalizadeh's work moves effortlessly between the street and the gallery. Whether using printers and wheat paste or oil paint on canvas, Fazlalizadeh adds her imagery to a national and international dialogue about conflict in public spaces, such as police violence against black people, the Arab Spring uprisings, or the public consumption of women’s bodies. Fazlalizadeh's work has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, and her work has been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Detroit. She has lectured about her work at Brooklyn Museum and colleges across the country. Tatyana’s work has gained the attention of the Brooklyn community and spawned collaborations with artists like film director Spike Lee, who featured her paintings in his recent movie, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. Currently, Tatyana is producing a public art series titled Stop Telling Women to Smile that has garnered attention around the world for bringing light to street harassment and women's rights via visual art. Tatyana is currently an artist in residence at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP and was recently named one of Forbes' 30 under 30 for 2015.
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