Hawai‘i Art Now

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    Wayne Morioka. "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," 2007. Oil pigments on low-fired clay. Photo credit: Cory Lum

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    Donald Bernshouse. "Interior with View," 2007. Watercolor and sumi on paper. Photo credit: Lynne Gilroy.

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    Kaili Chun. Untitled, 2011. Repurposed wood.

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    Charles Cohan. "Thicket 2," 2011. Woodcut print on paper. Photo: Makoto Kiryu.

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    Sally French (b. Stockton, Calif., lives Kalaheo, Kaua‘i). Exhibited in Biennial II. '99% Super Heroes," 2011, detail. Alcohol-based ink, Prismacolor, composition leaf on Ambersand board.

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February 09, 2012 - April 22, 2012
Honolulu Museum of Art


Exhibition Overview

Since the first Biennial of Hawai’i Artists in 1993, 58 artists have been selected to show their work—either a complete body or site-specific installation. Now the museum invites them to show new or recent work, giving you the chance to visually catch up with many of the artists from the past nine Biennials. The result is an exciting sampling of Hawai’i’s contemporary art scene that complements the Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X, on view at Spalding House.

The participating artists: Arabella Ark, Eli Baxter, Donald Bernshouse, Gaye Chan, Kaili Chun, Charles Cohan, Margaret Ezekiel, Dorothy Faison, Nelson Flack, Sally French, Vincent Goudreau, David Graves, Robert Hamada, Don Ed Hardy, Meidor Hu, Renee Iijima, Claudia Johnson, Kloe Kang, Ben Kikuyama, Kapulani Landgraf, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Michael Lee, Chiu Leong, Wayne Levin, Tom Lieber, Michael Marshall, Javier Martinez, Mary Mitsuda, Wayne Morioka, Deborah G. Nehmad, Dean Oshiro, Garnett Puett, Christopher Reiner, Abigail Romanchak, Cade Roster, Hugh Russell, Franco Salmoiraghi, Suzanne Saylor, Esther Shimazu, Rosa Silver, Michael Takemoto, Jason Teraoka, Masami Teraoka, Marc Thomas, Maika‘i Tubbs, Kaori Ukaji Lang, David Ulrich, Romolo Valencia, Yida Wang, Fae Yamaguchi, Linda Yamamoto, Scott Yoell, and Wayne Zebzda.

Works by Sergio Goes, Michael Tom and Walter G. Nottingham, who have since passed away, will also be included.

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Additional programming

Meet the Artist
Wednesdays Feb 15-April 18, 10:15-11:15am
Over 10 weeks, you can meet artists who are in Hawai‘i Art Now. Docents lead a tour of the show, where an artist will be on hand to discuss his or her work. The participating artists are:

Feb 15: Masami Teraoka
Feb 22: Wayne Levin
Feb 29: Charles Cohan
March 7: Deb Nehmad
March 14: Jacqueline Rush Lee
March 21: Dorothy Faison
March 28: Cade Roster
April 4: Gaye Chan
April 11: Linda Yamamoto
April 18: Esther Shimazu

10 Years: The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center catalog is available at the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop and online.