Tazha Williams is a queer Black woman, native of San Diego, California who now resides in Portland, Oregon. She works primarily as a painter, drummer, poet and social justice activist. Tazha studied Fine Art Painting at California College of the Arts in the San Francisco bay area and was an Empower Program Teacher at non-profit A Reason To Survive (A.R.T.S.) for 5 years. Alexander Salazar Fine Art gallery, Cal Arts, A.R.T.S. and various other public and private collections showcase her work.
She has received awards by the Alexander Salazar Easel Art Fair, the Livingkindness Foundation and the Haudenschild Garage. Her work has also been featured in the San Diego Union Tribune, on The Today Show and KUSI news. Tazha draws inspiration from being active in her community, nature, yoga, meditation and writing. Influential artists include Janelle Carter, Anna Zappoli, Frida Kahlo, and Wangechi Mutu. She also draws inspiration from and has live-painted with the band Rising Appalachia Music.