ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a current Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's work moves effortlessly between the street and the gallery.
Whether using wheat paste on outdoor walls 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 sexual violence against women.
Her street art series, Stop Telling Women to Smile, has garnered attention around the world for bringing light to street harassment and women's rights via visual art.
The work of an artist is based on many experiences. Personal experiences, and those that are observed. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh uses portraiture to tell these experiences. Her work infuses traditional oil painting with the commonly silenced narratives surrounding gender and race.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an oil painter. This is where her journey as an artist began and continues. Along the way, she has found other forms to reflect her experiences and those of other women. Her street art series "Stop Telling Women To Smile" replaces the canvas with outdoor walls, using the street as a medium. When she returns home, she returns to oil painting.
This is a painterly show. This is the world of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in all its intimacy and dynamic singularity.