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EDUCATION

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 Mānoa, Honolulu, HI 

1997
Diploma, James B. Castle High School, Kāne‘ohe, HI
SELECT AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2015 
Native Arts and Culture Foundation, Native Hawaiian Artist Fellowship, Traditional Arts

2009
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and The Arts Recognition Award

2002
Outstanding Student Award (Fiber) Art Department, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)

2001
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and The Arts Apprenticeship; Lau hala weaving with Esther Kakalia Westmoreland

2000
Pacific Handcrafters’ Guild Award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-present
Bishop Museum, Cultural Resources, Honolulu, HI
  Cultural Advisor: Responsible for providing guidance in traditional    
  cultural practices and protocols at the Museum and at community events as 
  a representative of the Museum.

2008-2016
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 collections

2011
National Museum of the American Indian and Transformer Gallery, Washington D.C.
  Cultural Advisor: This IS Hawaii Exhibit

2009
Bishop Museum, Ethnology Department, Honolulu, HI
  Curator: Ka Lei Pāpale: Hats of Hawai'i Exhibit

2002-2008
Bishop Museum, Ethnology Department, Honolulu, HI
  Collection 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, Ethnology Department, Honolulu, HI
  Intern: Catalogued and inventoried the Museum’s makaloa collection, fine mats   
  of Hawai‘i

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
  Lab Instructor: Introduction to Fiber Arts techniques: Loom weaving,  
  plaiting, twining, netting, papermaking, and looping

TEMARI: Center for Asian and Pacific Arts
  Instructor: Bamboo Stamp Workshop, Honolulu, HI

Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui
  Instructor: Plaiting Workshop, Honolulu, HI

1999-2002
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
  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
  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
    
    2013
    Presenter: “That Which Binds Us Together”, TedX Mānoa, University of Hawai‘i, HI
    
    Presenter: “Jaki-Ed: Marshallese Mats”, University of Hawai‘i- Hilo, HI
    
    Presenter: “Kā ‘Upena: Hawaiian Netting”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
    
    Presenter: “Hawaiian Adornment”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
    
    Presenter: “‘Ike Pāpale”, Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Captain Cook, HI
    
    2012
    Presenter: “Hawaiian Cordage”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
    
    Presenter: “Hīna‘i: Hawaiian Fish Trap”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
    
    2010
    Moderator: “Lau Hala 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 Nā Mea Ulana Hīna‘i Conference, Po‘ipū, HI
    
    Panelist: “Rare Hawaiian forms and materials”, E Ho‘omau Nā Mea Ulana Hīna‘i Conference, Po‘ipū, HI
    
    2002
    Presenter: “Hawaiian Contemporary Art”, Indigenous Art and Heritage Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    
    2001
    Presenter: “Ulana: Hawaiian Plaiting”, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
    
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
“Kōkō ʻUla”, Louis Pohl Gallery, Honolulu, HI

“Kino Lau”, Neiman Marcus, Honolulu, HI

2013
“Lines In Time”, II Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2002
“DUTY”, Gallery DNGY, Honolulu, HI
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

2016
“MAMo Wearable Art Show 2016”, Hawai‘i Theatre, Honolulu, HI; 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Hagatna, Guam; Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI

2014
“MAMo Wearable Art Show 2014”, Hawai‘i Theatre, Honolulu, HI; Kahilu Theatre, Waimea, HI; Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, 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 University of New York, Staten Island

“Brounout”, Art Ignite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Hastings, New Zealand
INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS 

2017
“Honolulu Biennial 2017”, Honolulu, HI

2015
“MAMo Wearable Art Show 2015”, Hawai‘i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

2014
“Binding and Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Island Art”, University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery, HI

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, Kāne‘ohe, HI

“MAMo Wearable Art Show 2009”, Sheraton Waikīkī 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”, Waikīkī 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 Nā Kupuna Mai, Ho‘i I Ka Pū‘olo”, University of Hawai‘i Gallery, HI

“Chambre de Commerce d’ Industrie, des Services et des Métiers de Polynésie Française”, 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”, Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kāne‘ohe, HI
JURIED EXHIBITIONS

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

“Nā Maka Hou: New Visions”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI

2000
“Wearable Art For The Millennium”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI

“College Art 2000”, Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe, HI

1999
“Fiber Hawai‘i 99”, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI

“College Art”, Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe, HI
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“REBOOT: Fashion Futures”, Ala Moana Fashion Annex, Honolulu, HI

2009
“HUNA”, ARTS at 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 Mark’s Garage, Honolulu, HI

“Moku Ola”, Moku Ola Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2004
“Textiles & Fiber 2004, Contemporary Work in Hawai‘i”, Honolulu, HI

2003
“Ka Wehena”, ‘Aupuni Artwall, Honolulu, HI

2002
“Ka Wehena”, Holoholo Gallery, Mānoa, HI

“Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002 Exhibition”, University of Hawai‘i Gallery, HI

2001
“Gallery 721”, Mānoa, HI

“Ho‘olauna Hou”, Honolulu, HI

“Prince Lot Festival Art Exhibition”, Moanalua, HI

“Art Exhibition”, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI

“Nā Wai Ola: The Healing Waters”, Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2000
“CONNECTIONS”, ‘Iolani Gallery, Kāne‘ohe, HI

1999
“FLUXION”, Kāne‘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