Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Take, Leave, Whatevas...

Professor and Department Chair Gaye Chan's collaborative Eating in Public is featured in "Take, Leave... Whatevas" by Richard Morse, Honolulu Weekly (June 29, 2011)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kandi Everett at Fishcake

Alum Kandi Everett has an upcoming solo at Fishcake at 307c Kamani Street
July 7 to August 20, 2011
reception thurs, july 7 from 6 to 8pm

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Jacqueline Rush Lee's work was prominently featured in Flux Hawaii's October 2010 issue. Check it out!

more Kumi Nakajima News

An interview of MFA student Kumi Nakajima speaking about her exhibition at thirtyninehotel will be aired by Hawaii Public Radio's program starting June 27 at The Conversation.

Kumi is also presenting an artist talk at Tokyo University for the Arts on June 28th, 2011 @ 7pm- 8pm (Tokyo timezone) - Center Hall (Chuo hall) 3F, meeting room.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Liam Davis curates his first New York City exhibition

MFA alum Liam Davis co-curates "NEW YORK TEMPORARY: The City Through Photography, Film and Video" with HP Garcia at the New York Center of Photography and The moving Image
21 June - 12 August 2011
June / July Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1 - 6 PM
August Hours: Tuesday through Friday 1 - 5 PM
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 22 June 2011 | 7 - 10 PM

From Modern grid-bound architecture to voyeuristic impressions of apartment dwellers to massive men and women girded in office attire to the subway underworld, the photographs of “New York Temporary” reveal an ever-changing panorama of New York life. From extremes of wealth and poverty to nuanced interactions between people and spaces, New York City reveals her most basic character beyond the skyline.

Curators Liam Davis and H.P. Garcia bring together a diverse group of artists who document and interpret the city and her many moods, impressions and expressions, to create a portrait that unfolds in glimpses. They speak of the city in our time from myriad angles and vantage points, reflecting intensity, callousness at times, and an unending propensity for transformation.

580 Eighth Avenue @ 38 Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 T 212.354.3825

Steve Coy interviewed in Bad at Sports

MFA alum Steve Coy is given extensive air time by Bad at Sports, a national blog on contemporary art about his collaborative Hygenic Dress League based in Detroit. Coy talks about HDL's growing street presence in Detroit's urban landscape and upcoming interventions.

Check it out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scott Groeniger - Hui No'eau

Scott Groeniger was selected by Hui No'eau for Solo Exhibition
June 18 – July 23, 2011

Hui No‘eau accepts applications annually for artists to exhibit a complete body of work in the Hui gallery. The Solo Exhibition is one of the only exhibitions in the state that provides the unique opportunity for artists to be personally involved in all facets of exhibition planning and installation of artwork. Maui artists Sidney Yee and Kevin Omuro present the “turnip” as a means to explore paint and clay with aesthetic awareness, while Honolulu-based artist Scott Groeniger explores transformed landscapes depicted by China’s rapid industrial revolution.

Television coverage of Groeniger's solo.

Hui No'eau Blog entry

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Raku Ho'olaule'a report

Our Ceramics group just returned from Hawaii Craftsmen's annual Raku Ho'olaule'a, a gathering of local ceramic artists, which culminates in a juried exhibition featured at Mark's Garage. Seven UH artists were included in the exhibition, Daven Hee (UH group leader and UH alum), recent MFA graduate Adam Stratton and the two student leaders, Chad Steve and Dustin Miyakawa. Lauren Jo took top honors, winning the annual Award for Excellence. She will be leaving for graduate school at Alfred University this fall.

Dustin Miyakawa wrote, "It wasn't the easiest weekend, camping out and firing in a thunderstorm. Everyone's tents got flooded or blew over in the wind. Our last pieces came out at around 5AM on Sunday morning after firing straight through the night."

The exhibition will be on view at Mark's Garage from June 8 to 26, with an opening reception on Friday, June 10. The show will feature a community kiln on Slow Art Friday, the 17th of June, where UH students will join other Hawaii Craftsmen members to fire teabowls in a demonstration downtown.

photos by Dustin Miyakawa

Monday, June 6, 2011

Clifford Cheng wins 2011 Pele's best of show

Alum Clifford Cheng was awarded the Best of Show at the 2011 Pele Award for his work as designer of the "Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine". The panel of judges reviewed numerous editions of the magazine and noted its consistently outstanding design, and that Cheng's work is "beautifully done, to every last detail."
see star advertiser review

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Puni Kukahiko and Maika'i Tubbs

Alumni Puni Kukahiko and Maika'i Tubbs are two of the four artists featured in This IS Hawai'i, an collaboration between Transformer Gallery and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington DC). Curated by Isabella E. Hughes, the exhibition explores indigenous Hawaiian history and its intersection with contemporary society.

May 19 – July 4 at NMAI
May 21 – June 25 at Transformer Gallery

see reviews in Washington Post and Hawaii Luxury magazine