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Lauren Chai

in Honolulu

A Search for Self

PRESENTED ON AUG 11, 2017
IN HONOLULU @ VOL 31

Lauren Hana Chai was born and raised in Honolulu, the first of her family to be born in the United States. Raised by her grandparents who are from South Korea, she grew up with dual cultures. Lauren studied fine art painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has been in numerous shows in California and Texas. Lauren uses mixed media and oils. The mixed media brings together different elements which is a reflection of her identity, a clash of traditional and modern, eastern and western. She paints issues such as taboo, feminism, sexuality, violation and oppression.

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@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Yohan Medhanka, an impressive self-taught artist shows how life provides inspiration for his art, and then suddenly, everybody becomes a teacher to his art.

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

BY TOSHIYUKI KATO
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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I Am An Artist

BY ROBIN MAYBERRY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Robin Mayberry shares her artist path as she discovers that she is actually an artist. For a long time Robin considered herself a hobbyist as she made scrapbooks alongside her artist husband until one day, she realized the truth!

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From Landscape to Painting

BY ANDREW DICKSON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Insight into the process of an artist and professor, Andrew Dickson, who captures landscapes through painting.

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The Menstrual Revolution

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@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Jenny Edbrooke explores personal interests and the social taboos of menstruation, and how the natural act should be a sign of female empowerment. 

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Just Keep Painting

BY LEONARD SIAW
IN KUCHING

Leonard Siaw shares his personal story on his growth as an artist despite the ridicule of people around him on his childhood ambition. With pure love for the arts, he continues to develop his skills in portrait drawings and painting and shows some of his notable 3D artworks in the city.

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Life as an Artist

BY BETHANY LAU
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Bethany Lau talks about her art and the beauty that she sees in finding your identity.

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A Life in Search of Inspiration

BY KAREN HAMPTON
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

African American artist Karen Hampton takes us on an adventure through time as she conducts research for her historically based artwork.  Karen is a world recognized fiber artist living in California who has researched the African Diaspora in locations near and far.  This presentation covers her time in Brazil and the Nevada desert.  Her artwork is on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art thru April 23rd ,2017.

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Self-reflection in self-reflection

BY IRIS BAKKER
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 21, 2017

Aarhus-based designer and artist Iris Bakker talks about her own identity crisis, and how she found self-reflection in giving self-reflection to others.

And maybe we should not ask "What do you want to be (when you grow up)?" but rather: "Who are you? Who do you want to be in this world?"