For more than fifty years, the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been recognized as one of the most significant collections of contemporary art of Hawaiʻi. This exhibit invites guests to engage with a selection of recent additions to the collection from across the Hawaiian Islands.
Artists with work in the exhibit include several University of Hawaiʻi alumni and two faculty members.
Bai Xin Chen, BFA ’17 (UH Mānoa); AA ’13 (Honolulu CC)
Kelly Ciurej, MFA ’17 (UH Mānoa)
Lori Uyehara, BFA ’80 (UH Mānoa)
Hana Yoshihata, BFA ’16 (UH Mānoa)
The thirty-one artworks acquired from eighteen exhibitions offer an insight into current trends and themes in the local arts scene and provides an opportunity to see the diversity of works being created in Hawaiʻi today. SFCA Executive Director Jonathan Johnson says “this exhibit is what’s going on in Hawaiʻi through the eyes of artists.”
All artworks are in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Photo captions (from left): Bai Xin Chen and “Bottom of the Gravity Well,” Lori Uyehara and “Floating on Night Air,” and Hana Yoshihata and “Manaiakalani II.”