Oree Originol was born on September 11 1984 in Los Angeles, CA. His art practice began as a child but it wasn't until 2009 when he moved to the Bay Area where he began to show his artwork in galleries and develop an art career. In 2012 he joined forces with Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez and her artist network Culturestrike and began to get involved in social justice art projects. Since then, Oree has remained dedicated to activism and in 2014 he decided to start "Justice For Our Lives," a social art project dedicated to promoting justice for people who have been killed by police. Oree continues to balance his art and activism by sharing his skills with the Bay Area community and beyond.