Talk with Kai Kaulukukui and the Malacology Team


Kai'ili Kaulukukui is a Kanaka Maoli ( Native Hawaiian) artist, painter, and muralist born on Hawaii Island in 1981. He draws inspiration from the island's living forests, abundant reef formations, and the energy of the volcano. His work reflects the deep respect for nature and Hawaiian culture instilled in him by elders during his childhood.

Kai pursued fine art at Windward Community College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his classical training in oil painting is evident in his work. He currently operates out of his private studio in Puna and Lana Lane Studios in Kaka'ako, Honolulu.

Event details:
May 12, 2023
7:30P - 8:30P

Bishop Museum 
1525 Bernice Street

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