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Edreys Wajed

American, born 1974

Edreys Wajed

Edreys Wajed is celebrated for his work as a musician, poet, playwright, jewelry designer, graphic designer, educator, entrepreneur, and muralist (including as a contributor to Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative projects The Freedom Wall, 2017, and Love Black, 2020). After establishing himself as a self-trained barber as a teenager, Wajed built his early reputation on customized hats, clothes, and hand-designed logos, all before formally studying graphic design in college. His creativity, craftsmanship, and passion to inspire people are central to his spirit of entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Wajed has developed a new artistic presence and voice in the form of musically inspired paintings. Suffused with unique mark-making and rhythmic movement, examples of these works are in the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Last updated 2021