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Erbriyon Barrett

Fall 2021 Visiting Artist

Erbriyon Barrett has been involved in artistic social and cultural awareness in Atlanta and the BLM movement through his community-based and public artworks. Barrett goes by the name Cloud Cruiser. His public art murals can be seen throughout Atlanta and several cities in North and South Carolina. His murals are on the official art tour of Atlanta Art Murals in the city. Barrett has been showcased in two Atlanta Art Basel events in 2018 and 2019. His photography was showcased during the BLM protest in 2020. One of these images will be featured on the cover of Tyrese Gibson vinyl release of Legendary ft. CeeLo Green.

His work is not only recognized in the arena of public art murals but also photography, film, performance and digital art. As a young black creative, he addresses the issues of investing in one’s self to build up confidence and visibility in what one does as an artist.

View his work on Instagram: @cloudxcruiser

Lecture: October 4th, 1:30 PM in McMaster 324. Free and open to the public.

Mural Workshop: October 4th - 7th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM each day at 741 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

Coordinator: Virginia Scotchie

Sponsored by SVAD, the UofSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Five Points Association. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.