September 17, 2010
August 28, 2010
“For Women” is a two-woman exhibition inspired by Nina Simone’s classic song, “Four Women”. This exhibition, composed of small to large scale paintings and photographs, is an exploration of sexuality, abuse, and identity. Philadelphia based artists Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Philly 360 Creative Ambassador) and Lillian Cotton, two young, emerging African-American women artists, respectively create socially inspired work. In this exhibition, their focus will be on issues that surround the characters detailed in Nina Simone’s “Four Women”, the same issues that fall upon contemporary African-American women, including the artists themselves. The exhibition and reception will be held on September 17th, 2010, from 6-10pm, at Vivant Art Collection in Philadelphia.
I’ve been doing a lot of paintings of women. There are a number of topics and themes related to women I’ve been wanting to explore in my paintings. This show will be a display of some of those paintings and themes. I invited my friend Lillian Cotton, a fantastic painter, to do this show with me. Though her painting style differs from mine, her subject matter is similar, and I think our work will play nicely together in this exhibition.
The show is being sponsored by GPTMC’s Philly 360, the campaign that named me a Creative Ambassador of Philadelphia. And it is being held at the fabulous gallery, Vivant Art Collection in gallery central Old City.
The reception will feature food, drink, the premiere of my Philly 360 video, and I’ll be revealing NEW work not yet seen on my blog or website.
September 17th, 2010
6 – 10pm
Vivant Art Collection
60 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia
June 2, 2009
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Bodega Steps, Oil on canvas, 24″x24″, 2009.
Wow, it’s June already. This year is going by so quickly.
I was scheduled for this exhibit a year ago and I remember thinking how far away it was. And here it is already.
I’ve been excited for every exhibit I’ve been in so far. I’m always geeked like it’s my first one. But, I’m especially excited for this one.
It’s Artists’ House‘s emerging artists exhibit, “New Faces”, featuring myself and others.
The opening is this Friday, June 5th, from 5-8:30pm in old city.
April 14, 2009
On April 1, 2009, Eric Jordan and I came together to organize and host The Philly Foundation Art Show held at Ubiq in Philadelphia. The show was a huge success. The walls were adorned with wonderful paintings by Frances Bradley, Ron Ackins, Eric Jordan, Taqiy Muhammad, Don Scott, Stacey FlyGirrl Wilson, and myself. Because the show was received so well, with people traveling from NYC and Washington just for this event, we will be continuing with a new show in May. We’d like to spread the word about this event so that future shows will be bigger, better, and shine a brighter light on the artistic talent that resides in Philadelphia.