Tazha Williams is a multi-faceted artist: painter, musician, graphic designer, illustrator and spoken word poet. Her work is a means to explore identity and healing, while calling for a cultural shift that uplifts marginalized existences.
Tazha's creative process stems from her vibrant, lived experience
as a queer woman of African descent. Her hard work is an ode to
the lost narratives of her creative and resilient ancestors. Artists
and designers such as Wangechi Mutu, Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley
and Emory Douglass inspire her visual work.
Tazha was the 2017 Lilla Jewel Award winner of Oregon's MRG Foundation. She has also received the Livingkindness Foundation
award and been featured in the San Diego Union Tribune, on The
Today Show and on KUSI news showcasing her artistic talent. From
San Diego, CA, Tazha moved to Portland, OR in 2015. Inspired by a community of artists and activists, she is currently in the process of attaining her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).