Artist Activist making a Difference

Artist Activist making a Difference

Who is Eriberto Oriol?

Eriberto is an Artist/Activist.

As an activist, he advocated for environmental, economic, and health services for underprivileged communities.

As an artist, he has been an artist for some time and has contributed to the arts in various different ways.

  • 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 and 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.




Mural on Echo Park Street near Sunset Blvd

Mural on Echo Park Street near Sunset Blvd

Born in Indio, CA, Eriberto Oriol grew up in the San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan before relocating to Los Angeles. Los Angeles has been his home now for over three decades. He has expanded 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 his wife Angelica Gonzalez-Oriol are enthusiastic, proactive supporters of the local art scene.

Curated the first major exhibition of graffiti art in Los Angeles in 1989 for which he received recognition from the Los Angeles City Council for the show’s contribution to the community. The exhibits he has curated have received praise from national and international media coverage including one of the top art critic, William Wilson of the Los Angeles Times. He was also able to sell one of the graffiti artist’s pieces to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles a featured artwork for its permanent collection. He was part of Beyond the Streets, MOCA Los Angeles and is featured in the mural “Legends in Los Angeles.”

He is part of the Getty archives and has exhibited in museums like the Oceanside Museum, Chinese Museum, Miller’s Museum, Main Museum and the Trotsky Museo in Mexico City. Select galleries that have exhibited Eriberto’s work to date includes Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, 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 being featured in Los Angeles: Portrait of a City (Kevin Starr, David L. Ulin, Jim Heimann, TASCHEN Books, 2009), Eriberto work has been profiled in DRAGO – Italy, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Daily Telegraph, Downtown News – Los Angeles, Vogue Australia, Mass Appeal, Tasj magazine, Swindle, Thrasher, Hypebeast, Rebel Ink, Juxtapoz, Oversight, Warp, Scratch, Rime, Fader Magazine, TCLY (, Format Magazine and Freshness Magazine, among numerous other national and international print and online media outlets.

A partial list of Eriberto Oriol’s Art Collectors

Sotheby Auction House Director of Contemporary Art and History in New York

Gwynned Vitello, President and Publisher of Juxtapoz Magazine

Carol Levy

PM Tenore, and Magazine

Elizabeth and Dr. Dietmar Gann, Tucson Heart Group & Diet of Hope

Oryu Oreo, 38 Timez Magazine Japan

Derek Baurmann, Baurmann Publishing

Raymond Leon Roker, Entrepreneurial Creative Executive Producer, AEG

Harold C. Hart-Nibbrig, Esq.

Dickies Clothing

Altamont Apparel

Tribal Gear Mexico

Modern Multiples







Eriberto and his wife Angelica







April 2021

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