#8x8_shangrila_22 Visual Artists
Unprecedented Times, 2021
Deconstructed Disposable Surgical Masks, Gold Thread
32.75 in. x 33.5 in. (left), 33 in. x 32.75 in. (center), 33 in. x 32.5 in. (right)
Ualani Davis is an art educator whose work investigates the meaning of identity, ancestry, homeland and culture. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Ualani holds a BFA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a MA in Art Education from Boston University.
Yumiko Glover's elegant paintings and installations capture the range of inspirations taken from her cross-cultural experiences, and the history and philosophy of Japan and the U.S. Glover received her BFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Raised in Japan, and currently based in Hawai‘i and California.
Kenyatta Kealoha Kelechi
Kenyatta Kealoha Kelechi wet-plate photography involves the harmonization of chemicals and timing in capturing the spirit of his subjects and his self-identity as a multiracial and multi-indigenous artist.
Kana Ogawa's experimental work explores identity and memory as constitutive elements of the human condition. Her paintings access emotive processes such as vulnerability and acceptance to present aesthetic affect and connection
For over 20 years, acclaimed artist Jonathan Swanz has been blowing, casting, carving, and sculpting glass works that range between abstract sculpture and site-specific performance art to functional design and architectural installations.
Lauren Trangmar is an artist and illustrator with roots in Hawai‘i and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Her highly detailed, whimsical illustrations explore notions of storytelling, myths and history, art and science. Her works are on display in collections around the world.
Kanila is a freelance illustrator and educator who has worked with D.C. Comics, Marvel and Image Comics. He currently teaches art and computers at an alternative school on O'ahu.
Hawai‘i Island artist Hana Yoshihata uses coastal and deep sea water to create beautiful, affecting paintings that evoke and honor the ocean, cosmos, and the legacy of canoe voyaging throughout the Pacific. Her work is a meditation on our ancient connections to the natural world and to each other.