Kalaiakea M. Blakemore

www.kalaiblakemore.com

kalai.blakemore@gmail.com

808-938-8692

 

Education

2018-2020       University of Iowa, Iowa City, MA Printmaking. (Expected)

2013-17           University of Hawaii at Hilo, BA in Art, concentration in printmaking.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018    Hodology: Landscape in Motion. Organizer: Summer Ventis. Southern Graphics Conference International, Las Vegas, NV.

Honolulu Printmakers 90th Annual Exhibition. Juror: Shelley Thorstensen. Honolulu Museum of Art, HI

31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Juror: Benjamin Hickey. McNeese State University, LA.

2017    Atlanta Print Biennial, Juror: Sydney Cross. Kai Lin Gallery, GA.

Honolulu Printmakers 89th Annual Exhibition. Juror: Amze Emmons. Honolulu Museum of Art, HI

Impressed: Destructive Beauty, Jurors: Brandon Gunn and Gregory Santos. Art Gym Denver, CO.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Juror: Henri Bianchini. University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI

            A Hui Hou, UHH senior art exhibit, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

            Utopia/Dystopia, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

Imagine 2017: Fine Art Expo. Jurors: Jonathan Goebel and Lonny Tomono. Wailoa Art Center, Hilo, HI.

Piko Press First Friday Print Exhibit. Piko Press, Hilo, HI.

2016    Pacific States North American Biennial Exhibition (PSBN), Juror: Llyod Menard, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

Bridging the Pacific, Student Exchange Portfolio Exhibition, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI.

Honolulu Printmakers 88th Annual Exhibition. Juror: Paul Mullowney, Honolulu Museum of Art, HI.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Juror: Hiroki Morinoue. University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2015    UHH Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. Juror: Yuji Hiratsuka. University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Solo Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2014    UHH Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. Juror: University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

 

Grants/Awards

2018    Iowa Arts Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Honolulu Printmakers Award of Excellence in Memory of Jay Jensen Honolulu, HI.

31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition Purchase Award. McNeese State University, LA.

2017    Honolulu Printmakers Award of Excellence in Memory of Peter Morse, Honolulu, HI.

            Honolulu Printmakers Purchase award to Nā Mea Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

            Impressed: Destructive Beauty 2nd Place Award, Denver Art Gym, Denver, CO.

            SGC International's Student and Emerging Professionals Grant.

The Ka Lama Ku Certificate of Leadership Award, Alaka’i Certificate, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

Imagine 2017: Fine Art Expo. Honorable Mention, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI.

2016    Honolulu Printmakers Marly Upbeat Award, Honolulu, HI.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

Summer Art institute Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

Annual Student Art Exhibit Award of Excellence, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2015    College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

College of Arts and Sciences Art Award, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2014    Summer Art institute Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2013    Ula Baker Sheesha Art Scholarship, Keaau, HI.

Pauahi Foundation Scholarship, Honolulu, HI.

 

Work Experience

2017-2018       Studio Technician, Piko Press, Hilo, HI.

2017                Workshop Instructor, Piko Press, Hilo, HI.

2015-2017       Printing Assistant at Hexappeal Clothing, Pahoa, HI.

2015-2017       Printmaking Studio Technician, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI. 

 

 

Volunteer and Community Involvement

2018    Treasurer, Iowa Print Group, University of Iowa, IA.

2017    Board Member, Piko Press, Hilo, HI.

2016    Assistant Director of the Pacific States North American Print Exhibition (PSBN), University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI.

2015    Student Art Association President, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI.

 

Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

2017    Live Printing Fundraiser, Organizer, Piko Press, Hilo, HI.

2016    Bridging the Pacific: Student Panel Discussion Leader, University of Hawaii, Hilo.

 

Portfolio Exchanges

2018    Hodology: Landscape in Motion. Organizer: Summer Ventis. Sacramento, CA.

2016    Bridging the Pacific. PSBN Invitational Student Print Exchange Portfolio, Hilo, HI.

2014    Lateral Translations, Zayed University, Dubai, and University of Hawaii, Hilo.

 

Publications

2016    Kani Lehua Art Magazine, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.

2014    Kani Lehua Art Magazine, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI. 

 

Residencies

2018    Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. (February 7-March 7, 2018).

 

 Permanent Collections

Art in Public Places Collection, The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA)       Honolulu, HI.

Archive Collection, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

Archive Collection, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo, HI.

            Archive Collection, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.