Who is Eriberto Oriol?

Eriberto is an Artist/Activist – Raised in San Diego, California.

Advocate for environmental, economic, and health services for underprivileged communities.

  • Sotheby Auction House Director of Contemporary Art and History in New York, added to her art collection with some of Eriberto’s artwork.


  • Founded two fulltime medical and one dental clinic, which are still providing services to thousands.

Linda Vista Clinic, San Diego CA

Logan Heights Health Care Center, San Diego CA

  • As co-founder of the Pico House Gallery and Art Director in Los Angeles, he helped many young artists’ careers and contributed to the arts in general through his art.


  • Produced the first major graffiti exhibit in Los Angeles and the First Tribute to Alfredo Siqueiros that drew international media attention and artistic acclaim.


Published in:

Taschen  ♦ Hong Kong  ♦  Colon ♦ London ♦  Paris ♦ Tokyo ♦ Los Angeles

38 Timez ♦ Japan ♦ United States

Juxtapoz Magazine ♦ International

Eriberto’s also featured in the L A Times, LA Weekly and others

In an art review by top L A Times art critic, William Wilson called him a people’s aesthete.

L A WEEKLY named and featured Eriberto as a “Local Hero” for his work at the Pico House. 


GO TO MEDIA @  ForbiddenArtLA.com for listing of other publications

One of Eriberto’s art collector is Sotheby Auction House Director of Contemporary Art and History in New York  as she added to her art collection some of Eriberto’s artwork.


Additional Art Collectors:
PM Tenore, Rvca.com and Paper.com Magazine
Gwynned Vitello, President and Publisher of Juxtapoz Magazine
Elizabeth and Dr. Dietmar Gann, Tucson Heart Group and Diet of Hope
Oryu Oreo, 38 Timez Magazine Japan
Kathy Battista Program Director of Contemporary Art Department, Sotheby Auction House New York
Tony Vitello, owner of Thrasheru Magazine
Derek Baurmann, Baurmann Publishing
Richard Duardo – Owner & Master Printer, Modern Multiples
Raymond Leon Roker, Entrepreneurial Creative Executive Producer, AEG
Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant Inc.
Harold C. Hart-Nibbrig, Esq.
Dickies Clothing
Danica Polack
Dianna T. Duran
Altamont Apparel
Reyes Rodriguez

Yreina Cervantes
Xavier Estrella
Nasim Barrack

Some Clients

Dixies fashion
“MC-Eigt” Native Records
“Third Degree” Black Ice Records
“Bad Religion” Light-borne Inc.
“No Warning” group under Lincoln Park
Tribal Gear clothing
Metro Blue Line
Fashion Valley – San Diego
Glendale Mall
Dorian’s Mexico

Blink 182, Cypress Hill, Buya Tribe and others.




Eriberto has contributed to the arts for many years; here is part of the story of the contributions and the exhibits that he produced at the Pico House Story . His dream is to now dedicate his efforts to create art and contribute to the ARTS with his art.

Eriberto has featured artwork from artists:  Carlos Almaraz, Alfredo De Batuc, Guillermo Bert, David Botello, Rudy Calderon, Elsa Flores, Margaret Garcia, Wayne Healy, Willie Herron, Rosalyn Mesquita, Francesco Siqueiros, Eloy Torrez, John Valadez and Patssi Valdez. Exhibit ran from February 25 – April 8, 1989.

Patssi sold every one of her pieces she had at the Pico House. A curator from France saw her work there and soon her work was seen in France, Spain and Sweden  March 21, 1992  Valdez full story in the L A Times.



Other artists featured at the Pico House were: Alfredo Banuelos, Ulysses Diaz, Isabel Martinez, Margaret Guzman and Eriberto Oriol.

Some of the Graffiti artists: Slick, Hex, Duke, Mandoe, Skill and others Burning Desire story in Frank 151.

Born in Indio, CA, Eriberto Oriol grew up in the San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan before relocating to Los Angeles, his home now for over three decades. In addition to expanding his internationally recognized portfolio of photographs of LA Latino street life, street art and graffiti, a talent he would later pass down to son Estevan, he and wife Angelica Gonzalez-Oriol are enthusiastic, proactive supporters of the local art scene, which led them to curate the first major exhibition of graffiti art in Los Angeles in 1989. In addition to the recognition the Oriols received from the Los Angeles City Council for the show’s contribution to the community and the praise from numerous media outlets, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles acquired a featured artwork for its permanent collection.

Select galleries that have exhibited Eriberto’s work to date include Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles Chinese American Museum (CAM), Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles and Anno Domini, San Jose, while commercial projects have ranged from work for the NBA, Nike, Vans and T Mobil to Jokerbrand, LA Metro, Altamont Apparel and Warner Bros. In addition to featuring in Los Angeles: Portrait of a City (Kevin Starr, David L. Ulin, Jim Heimann, TASCHEN Books, 2009), Eriberto and his work have been profiled in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Daily Telegraph, Downtown News – Los Angeles, Vogue Australia, Mass Appeal, tasj magazine, Swindle, Thrasher, Hypebeast, Rebel Ink, Juxtapoz, 38 Timez, Oversight, Warp, Scratch, Rime, Fader Magazine,  Format Magazine and Freshness Mag, amongst numerous other national and international print and online media outlets. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

GO TO MEDIA @  ForbiddenArtLA.com for listing of other publications





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