Oree Originol was born in 1984 in Los Angeles. His art practice began as a child, but it wasn’t until 2009, when he moved to the Bay Area, that he began to show his work in galleries and develop a career in the field. He began primarily as a painter but has since established himself in printing and digital media. In 2012 he joined forces with the Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez and her artist network, CultureStrike, and became involved in social justice art projects. In 2014 he started Justice for Our Lives, a social art project dedicated to promoting justice for people killed by police. Originol continues to balance his art and activism by sharing his skills with the Bay Area community and beyond.