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OKEEBA JUBALO is an American painter based in Charleston, South Carolina whose creations are centered on illuminating the undefined and sometimes bitter truths of people of African American descent.  He uses sketchy, yet vibrant and soulfully layered paint strokes with his original hand-written poetry. His infiltration of aged photos has become a prominent characteristic of his work.  His strong, in-your-face artistry invokes conversations that are seldom discussed in large social arenas.  

Okeeba Jubalo has taken it upon himself to create a visual voice for those made invisible in America's social, economic and political infrastructure.  He draws his inspiration from his share cropping forefathers and experience.  His artwork is a reflection of his vision of his perspective on the struggle of today's African American.  

 

Religious, social and political subject matter drive the message of his artistry.  His artistic technique draws the audience into a visual history lesson that speaks to today's social landscape.  

 

Okeeba Jubalo will continue to address some of the major concerns, issues and circumstances faced by African Americans from a socioeconomic standpoint.  By addressing the past, he hopes that conversations invoked by his artwork will lead to global positive actions, and educating African American youth about sacrifices made by his and her ancestors.  

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Education

High Schools

Summerville High School

Summerville, South Carolina 

Irmo High School 1993

Irmo, South Carolina

Universities 

The Art Institute of Atlanta 1996

Atlanta, Georgia 

The University of Louisville 2007

Louisville, Kentucky

Fine Art Exhibitions

Masculinity Exhibition

(group) July 2022

North Charleston, South Carolina 

Okeeba Jubalo Gallery

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

Charleston Arts & Culture Weekend

(group) February 2021

Charleston & North Charleston, South Carolina 

Okeeba Jubalo Gallery

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

Strange Fruit

(group) Oct 2020

September Gray Art Gallery

Atlanta, Georgia 

Curated by September Gray & Okeeba Jubalo

 

ATLANTA: Our Home. Our Artists. Our Legacy.

(group) Feb 2020

Avation Cultural Arts Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo & Tisha Smith 

The New Masculinity Exhibition

Nov 2020

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

 

ATLANTA: Our Home. Our Artists. Our Legacy.

(group) Aug 2019

Juhl LV

Las Vegas, Nevada

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

ATLANTA: Our Home. Our Artists. Our Legacy.

(group) June 2019

The DC Jazz fest

Washington, D.C.

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

ATLANTA: Our Home. Our Artists. Our Legacy.

(group) Feb 2019

September Gray Art Gallery

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

NBAF 30th Anniversary Gala

(group) 2018

Atlanta, Georgia 

  

If Not Now...When?

@ September Gray Art Gallery

(group) 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by September Gray & Okeeba Jubalo

The Dirty Dozen: Jim Crow Fantasies

Westside Cultural Arts Center 

(solo) 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

The Dirty Dozen: American Tells

@ September Gray Art Gallery

(solo) 2015

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

Visibility @ Bloomingdales

(group) 2015

Atlanta, Georgia

The A-List @ The W Atlanta

(group) 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

 Fine Art + Fashion (National Black Arts Festival)

@ Neiman Marcus

(group) 2011 

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Return of The Kings @ Vaknin Gallery

(group) 2008 

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

 

Paint in The Pods @ The Sun Dial

(group) 2008

Atlanta, Georgia

The A-List @ Renaissance Walk

(group) 2008

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

Embrace: National Black Arts Festival

(group) 2007

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Art Papers Art Auction @ Soho Myriad

(group) 2007

Atlanta, Georgia

Words & Art @ Swan Coach House

(group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

The Flame That Burned The Building Down

@ K Modern

(solo) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

Curated by Okeeba Jubalo

Art Papers Auction

(group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Sketches @Swan Coach House

(group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

PERFORMANCE ART

Video Producer, Editor & Director : Okeeba Jubalo Production Company : NobleSol Art Group @ NobleSol.net

Beat: Fat Steve Beat Music Production and Engineering : Okeeba Jubalo @ OkeebaJubalo.com

Music video by Okeeba Jubalo performing That BLACKNESS

NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE