Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Black/Iranian visual artist and Oklahoma City native. She is a painter whose work ranges from the gallery to the streets, using visual art to address the daily oppressive experiences of marginalized people through beautifully drawn and painted portraits. Her street art series, Stop Telling Women to Smile, can be found on walls across the globe. She is currently the inaugural Public Artist in Residence for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, a year long residency that will present the experiences of anti-black racism and sexual harassment experienced by New Yorkers through public art. Fazlalizadeh has been profiled by The New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, the New Yorker, Time magazine, and listed as one of Brooklyn’s most influential people by Brooklyn magazine. She is a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. She has lectured at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Brooklyn Museum, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, several universities including Stanford, Brown, USC, and Pratt Institute. Her work can currently be seen on Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, for which she is also the show’s Art Consultant. She is working on her first book, Stop Telling Women to Smile, with Seal Press. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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