Oakland Originals™ Artist Profiles

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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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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