Artist CV

Edreys Wajed (www.edreys.com)

Solo Exhibits

Curatorial

Acquisitions

Installations

Commissions

Group Shows

Performances

Literary Works

Speaking Engagements/Interviews

Other Accomplishments

2020: UB MFA class of 2023 – Schomburg Fellow
2020: Nominated Artist of the Year award for ASI of WNY Spark Awards

2019: Artie Award nominee for Best New Original Play: The Sidewalk Stageplay
2019: Mayor’s Black History Award – City of Buffalo, NY
2019: Trailblazers Award – Canisius College

2018: Honored by HOME at 55th Annual Dinner – Housing Opportunities Made Equal – Freedom Wall Artists: Edreys Wajed, Chuck Tingley, Julia Bottoms and John Baker
2018: Herculean Father of the Year Award – Buffalo United Front

2017: Honored by Buffalo State and UB Black Student Union Gala – Freedom Wall Artists: Edreys Wajed, Chuck Tingley, Julia Bottoms and John Baker

2011: Featured artist for UB on the Green
2011: Special Guest Performer for “Musicians Wanted” at Google/YouTube HQ NYC

2011: Storyboard, Creative Director and Co-Director for 7-Minute film short “Run”
2011: Homepage Feature Artist on YouTube “Just Doin’ It” video (400K+ views)
2011: Homepage Feature Artist on YouTube “Run” video (currently at 500K+ views)
2011: Signed as artist to Neon Entertainment (Exclusive College Tours Booking)

2010: ARTVOICE: Best of Buffalo – Best Hip Hop Act

2009: Paul Robeson Theatre: Revenge of a King – Lead Role (Hamilton King)
2009: ARTVOICE: Best of Buffalo – Best Hip Hop Act
2009: Buffalo Spree: Best of WNY – Best Solo Musical Act

2008: Sneaker sponsorship/ product endorsement from NIKE from YouTube feature
2008: Featured poet for Arts Council in Ripley, NY – March
2008: First Hip Hop Artist featured on WBFO 88.7 Wednesday Concert Series
2008: Featured Artist video on Youtube.com “I Like It” – 300k+ views in 4 days
2008: Featured Artist in “Now Hear This” Section – Billboard Magazine Mar. 22 issue

2007: Featured visual artist on Music Is Art Live (MIA Live) UB Center for the Arts

2007: Selected as a new member of the Buffalo Society of Artists
2007: Coordinated and performed in heavily sought after Hip-Hop event at the Albright- Knox Art Gallery “The Art of Hip Hop 2”
2007: Lions Gate Movie: “Farce of the Penguins” Produced track for artist Flame
2007: Niagara Arts Community Center (NACC) – 3rd place in Show – Niagara Falls

2007: Community Service Award from S.T.E.P. program at UB for Villages Children

2006: Artwork by Edreys: One who masters the pen: Solo show at Gallery 51
2006: HBO Unscripted reality show: Produced track for artist Flame (Flagrant)
2006: Lifetime Television: Movie “Officer Down” Co-Produced song “Gang Wars”

2004: Coordinated and performed in FIRST ever Hip-Hop event at the world renown Albright-Knox Art Gallery “The Art of Hip Hop”
2001: Buffalo Music Awards winner for “Best Hip Hop Producer”
1999: Buffalo Music Awards winner for “Best Hip Hop Artist”

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