Artists of Hawai‘i 2015

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    Alison Beste. 'Oil Tanker Sunset Series: Double.' Archival inkjet print.

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    Emily McIlroy. 'Sky Burial (detail).' Charcoal, pastel & oil on paper. 84 x 156 inches

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    .5ppi. '.5ppi Agora.' Collaborative woodblock installation. 240 x 480 inches

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    Maile Yawata. 'Witness 2.' Ceramic, casein paint, plexiglas. 8 x 9 x 7 inches

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    Elisa Chang. 'Untitled #28.' Digital photo printed on Fuji Pearl paper. 20 x 20 inches

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    Jesse Houlding. 'Ferrous Wheel - Painting, 2014.' Iron residue, cherry wood frame, canvas. 32 x32 x4 inches

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    Lauren Trangmar. 'Ugh.' Moss on wall. 20 x 30 x ½ inches

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    Akira Iha. 'Painting # 714.' Acrylic. 48 x 37 inches

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July 02, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art

Exhibition Overview

Seven artists and one artist collective have been selected to participate in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s biennial Artists of Hawai‘i. The artists now have nine months to create work, which will be on view July 2 to October 25, 2015.

In September, museum director Stephan Jost, deputy director Allison Wong, and contemporary art curator James Jensen made their selections from 249 artists who submitted work to be considered for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015.

About the jurying process, James Jensen says, “During the first round we looked at all the images in large size without information on the artists, titles, media, etc., just to get a sense of the entries overall. With each subsequent round we honed the selection down, to 50, to 35, then 16, looking at artists’ background information and statements. We ended up with eight artists whom we feel represent a good combination of range of media, techniques, and visions. The final selection includes some known artists, as well as some who are relatively new on the scene, similar to the mix of talents in Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013.”

This exhibition is sponsored by Diane and Walter Dods.

Additional support provided by Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu Magazine and Waikiki Parc.

Selected artists

.5ppi (printmaking collective)
Oʻahu, printmaking

Alison Beste
Oʻahu, photography

Elisa Chang
Oʻahu, photography

Jesse Houlding
Hawaiʻi island, drawing/mixed-media installation

Akira Iha
Maui, painting

Emily McIlroy
Oʻahu, drawing, painting

Lauren Trangmar
Oʻahu, digital printing, sculpture

Maile Yawata
Oʻahu, ceramic sculpture, mixed-media