Marques Hanalei Marzan is a Hawaiian fiber artist born and raised in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu.  He is highly experienced in his field and has learned and trained under noted experts in Hawai‘i, including master weavers, Julia Minerva Ka'awa and Esther Kakalia Westmoreland.  Mr. Marzan continues to broaden his knowledge base of indigenous Pacific perspectives on his extensive travels, and has represented Hawai‘i in numerous gatherings of indigenous artists, including the Festivals of the Pacific Arts held in Koror, Palau, in 2004, Pagopago, American Samoa, in 2008, Honiara, Solomon Islands, in 2012, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, in Washington D.C., in 2006. 

Mr. Marzan is currently on staff in the Bishop Museum’s Cultural Resources Division, where he is able to provide greater opportunities for cultural practitioners to learn from the treasures of our past.  He shares his understanding and passion of the fiber arts through public presentations, demonstrations, and workshops that restore, in modern culture, the living presence of rare Hawaiian forms, materials, and designs.  Drawing upon this foundation of knowledge, Mr. Marzan bridges the traditions of the past with the innovations of the present, creating a dialogue within his work that speaks to the evolutionary continuity of culture.


2006     Certificate of Completion-Museum Studies, The George Washington University,             
               Washington DC
2002     Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree-Fiber Arts, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
1997     Diploma, James B. Castle High School, Kane‘ohe, HI

2009     Hawai'i State Foundation on Culutre and The Arts Recognition Award
2002     Outstanding Student Award (Fiber Program)
2001     Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and The Arts Apprenticeship;
               Lauhala weaving with Esther Kakalia Westmoreland
            Shore Hodge Lipsher Scholarship
2000     Pacific Handcrafters’ Guild Award
1999     Outstanding Student Award (Fiber Program)
2008-    Bishop Museum, Cultural Resources, Honolulu, HI
               Cultural Resource Specialist: Participates in collection management activities, 
                  providing a traditional, cultural approach to the care and interpretation of 
2011     National Museum of the American Indian and Transformer Gallery, Washington D.C.
               Cultural Advisor: This IS Hawaii Exhibit
2009     Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
               Curator: Ka Lei Papale: Hats of Hawai'i Exhibit
2002-    Bishop Museum, Cultural Collections, Honolulu, HI
2008        Collections Technician: Responsible for caring for and maintaining the museum’s
                  collection and associated records; assist in providing access to closed collections
2008     Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
                Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop
2005     Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
                Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop
2004     Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
                Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop
2003     Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
                Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop
2001     TEMARI: Center for Asian and Pacific Arts
                Instructor: Plaiting Workshop, Honolulu, HI
            Bishop Museum, Cultural Collections, Honolulu, HI
               Intern: Catalogued and inventoried the Museum’s makaloa collection, fine mats of
                  Hawai‘i University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
               Lab Instructor: Introduction to Fiber Arts techniques: Loom weaving, plaiting, 
                  twining, netting, papermaking, looping
            TEMARI: Center for Asian and Pacific Arts
               Instructor: Bamboo Stamp Workshop, Honolulu, HI
            Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui
                Instructor: Plaiting Workshop, Honolulu, HI
1999-    University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2002        Fiber Studio Assistant: Responsible for maintaining the upkeep of the studio space
               and preparing materials for classes
1999    Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui
               Teaching Assistant: Jim Bassler Wedge Weave Workshop, Honolulu, HI
2010     Moderator: "Lauhala Hats", Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens,
                Kealakekua, HI
2008     Plenary Speaker: “Makaloa Mats: The Treasured Art of Hawai‘i”, Textile Society of
               America Symposium, Honolulu, HI
            Presenter: “Ma‘awe Hawai‘i”, East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2007     Presenter: “Ho‘i i ke Kaula Piko: Return to the Ancestral Line”, Kamehameha
               Schools - Kapalama Campus, Honolulu, HI
2006     Panelist: “Weaver’s Talking Circle.” Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C.
2004     Presenter: “Plaited and twined baskets, containers and traps.” E Ho‘omau Na Mea
               Ulana Hina‘i Conference, Po‘ipu, HI
            Panelist: “Rare Hawaiian forms and materials.” E Ho‘omau Na Mea Ulana
               Hina‘i Conference, Po‘ipu, HI
2002     Presenter: “Hawaiian Contemporary Art.” Indigenous Art and Heritage        
               Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2001     Presenter: “Ulana.” Hawaiian Plaiting. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI


2013     "Lines In Time", II Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2002     “DUTY”, Gallery DNGY, Honolulu, HI
2009     "Hi'iakaikapoliopele", Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului, HI; Hawai'i State
                Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
2005     “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2”, Museum of Art & Design, NY;   
               Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Philbrook   
               Museum, Tulsa, OK; Anchorage Museum of    Art & History Anchorage, AK;
               Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN    
2003     “mlkiliiksix: Within the Circle of the Rim”, Squaxin Island Museum, WA; City  U
               University of New York, Staten Island
            “Brounout”, Art Ignite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga,
               Hastings, New Zealand
2013     "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2013", Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI
2012     "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2012", Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI
2011     "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2011", Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI
2010     "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2010", Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI
            "SMASH International Indigenous Weaving" (Salish Mi'kmaq Alaskan Southwest
               Hawaiian) Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
           "Te Tihi", Waiariki Polytechnic, Rotorua, New Zealand
2009     “Aloha Ho'omaluhia: 25 Years", Gallery 'Iolani, Windward Community College
               Kane'ohe, HI
            "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2009", Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, HI 
2008     “11th Annual Mixed Media Miniature Exhibition” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “Tattered Culture”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            "MAMo Wearable Art Show 2008", Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, Honolulu, HI
            “‘Ili Iho: The Surface Within”, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
2007     “Tinkered and Toyed” Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu, HI
            MAMo Wearable Art Show 2007”, Hawai'i State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI   
2005     “Te Maia”, Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, New Zealand
2004     “He Rere Kee- Taking Flight”, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2003     “Lonoikamakahiki”, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
2002     “artSALE 2002”, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
            “Toimairangi”, Hastings, New Zealand
2001     “Tanghal Sining Filipino Arts Exhibit”, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI
            “Mixed Media Miniature Exhibition” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2000     “Mai Na Kupuna Mai, Ho‘i I Ka Pu‘olo”, University of Hawai‘i Gallery, HI
            “Chambre de Commerce d’ Industrie, des Services et des Métiers de Polynésie 
               Pape‘ete, Tahiti
            “Te Ra Artfest 2000”, Toihoukura, Gisborne, New Zealand
1999     “Ho‘i Ka Wai: The Waters Returning", East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “Aloha Ho‘omaluhia”, Kane‘ohe, HI
2008     “Hawai‘i Craftsmen’s 41st Annual Statewide Exhibition”, Linekona Gallery,
               Honolulu, HI
2003     “A Weaving Retrospective: 50 Years of Hui Textiles and Art”, Linekona Gallery,
               Honolulu, HI
2002     “Home Is Where The Art Is”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2001     “asta'bsHil3b axW ti qa'qtu: The Return to the Swing”, Evergreen State College
               Gallery, Olympia, WA
            “Na Maka Hou: New Visions”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
2000     “Wearable Art For The Millennium”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “College Art 2000”, Kane‘ohe, HI
1999     “Fiber Hawai‘i 99”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “College Art”, Kane‘ohe, HI
2009     “HUNA”, ARTS @ Mark’s Garage, Honolulu, HI
2007     “PIKO”, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Kona, HI
2006     “Potent Possibilities”, Bibelot Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “Na‘au or Newa”, Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI
            “Moku Ola”, Moku Ola Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2004     “Textiles & Fiber 2004, Contemporary Work in Hawaii”, Honolulu, HI
2003     “Ka Wehena”, ‘Aupuni Artwall, Honolulu, HI
2002     “Ka Wehena”, Holoholo Gallery, Manoa, HI
            “Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002 Exhibition”, University of Hawai‘i Gallery, HI
2001     “Gallery 721”, Manoa, HI
            “Ho‘olauna Hou” Honolulu, HI
            “Prince Lot Festival Art Exhibition”, Moanalua, HI
            “Art Exhibition”, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI
            “Na Wai Ola: The Healing Waters”, Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2000     “CONNECTIONS”, ‘Iolani Gallery, Kane‘ohe, HI
1999     “FLUXION”, Kane‘ohe, HI
            “Art For The Body”, University of Hawai‘i Commons Gallery, Honolulu, HI
            “Surface Design”, University of Hawai‘i Commons Gallery, Honolulu, HI
1998     “Undergraduate Show” University of Hawai‘i Gallery, HI