About

Kala’i Blakemore is an artist and printmaker from Big Island, Hawaii. In 2013 she received her BA with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa.

Kala'i has exhibited in numerous shows and received awards from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, the Honolulu Printmakers, and the Art Gym Denver.


In her current work, Kala’i uses surreal imagery to explore interpretations of nature. Through print media and technology Kala’i creates botanical scenes that reimagine myth and symbolism associated with the environment.