Oakland Originals™ Artist Profiles

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Oakland Originals Profile on Steve Javriel, Oakland artist and member of Jack Knife Studios

Oakland artists are key to our city’s cultural vibrancy. Their murals, paintings, installations, imagery and all types of creative expressions ensure that we live, work, and play in a city that encompasses not only what is made by Oaklanders, but what makes Oaklanders who they are.

This series will put a face to artists, curators and creative visionaries working within our city, from newly emerging to those already highly recognized. It’s the story of how they work, what compels them and what challenges them.

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Kristi Holohan – Rock Paper Scissors Collective

    “Oakland has a spirit of revolutionary activity and promoting critical thought against systematic oppression, I’m interested in...

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Tiare Ribeaux

   “We have to challenge technology by using technology in the artworks we make.” Introducing Oakland Original™ Tiare...

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TheArthur Wright

“Oakland has a statement to make of it’s own”. We visited Oakland Originals™ artist TheArthur Wright, in his home...

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Charmin Roundtree-Baaqee

  “We need to see art up, like we see trees outside.” In this Oakland Originals™ Profile, engineer, curator...

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Girl Mobb

“I want to give young women an opportunity to make art that is really loud.” What compels you to...

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Fernando Reyes

“My work is meant to arouse the senses, to conjure emotional states, to enliven curiosity, and to instigate the...

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