There will be a second reception for “Behind the Wooden Mask” at Betti Ono gallery here in Oakland December 2nd from 6-9pm. If you were unable to make it to the first event, then come on out! We would love to see you! I will also have canvas prints and Archival prints for sale. See you there!


QUEENDOM event recap set to Sweet Sounds by Aisha Fukushima

We caught the final hours of this night of fly women media hip hop art and dance- all very special to us!

DJ’d by Zita & Pam the Funkstress
Hostess- Aima The Dreamer
Live Performances- CocoPeila, Mix’d Ingrdnts, FluidGirl, Aisha Fukushima, Queens D Light, B'Girls, Ladies United, Shy'an G

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STWTS in the Bay Area


I will be in Oakland February 19-28th to produce Bay Area-specific STWTS posters. This includes meeting local women and portraying their experiences with street harassment in new posters that I will install while in town. I’m partnering with Betti Ono Gallery, who will exhibit the work I create along with already existing STWTS posters, and oil paintings that relate to the project. That show will open on March 7th

During the week, we will host events centered around the project including a wheat pasting night and youth workshop. The first event will be a group discussion on the project and street harassment on Thursday, February 20th. All are welcome and invited to attend. I’ll be using this event to discuss the project, meet and photograph women, and talk with supporters. I encourage anyone interested in potentially being portrayed in the posters to come! 

Dates and times for the other events during the week will be posted soon. I’ll be looking for supporters, volunteers, wheat pasters, and anyone wanting to help amplify this work in Oakland and San Francisco. I’m excited. I’ll see you all soon!



Oakland, CA - Betti Ono kicks-off International Women’s History Month 2014 and a new season of arts and culture experiences with the ground breaking public art project and exhibition Stop Telling Women To Smile, featuring new work from artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh portraying local Bay Area women. The exhibition opens to the public Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6-9pm during Oakland Art Murmur and runs through April 19, 2014.

Fazlalizadeh will be working as Artist In Residence at Betti Ono from February 19-28, 2014. During the residency, she will lead group discussions and workshops about gender based street harassment and produce Bay Area-specific posters. During the workshops and group discussions, the artist will meet and photograph local women, collect their stories, and then portray their experiences with street harassment in new posters that will be installed in public spaces. The resulting exhibition will feature new site-specific work along with existing STWTS posters and oil paintings related to the project.