As a multidisciplinary Pacific Islander artist, my work takes many shapes and mediums. This page is home to my upcoming and most recent projects.
Te ‘Iti Nei Te Marama
Community, Culture, Ancestor Pieces
September 2022 – April 2023
Shared Curation of the “living handbook” at Pacific Island Ethnic Arts Museum in Long Beach, CA.
Film, Identity, Ancestor Pieces
Documentary short film exploring Oceanic indigeneity and relationality through practices of ancestral listening. World premiered at the 2022 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Official selection of Pasifika Film Festival 2022 (Australia), and Māoriland Film Festival 2023 (Aotearoa New Zealand).
Textiles, Community, Culture
November 2021 – August 2022
Toe Foʻi: The Return is based on the Samoan saying Toe Foʻi Malaga or simply Toe Foʻi, to journey back, speaking of death as a return home and life as a continuous cycle.
This community exhibit lead by Kiki Rivera for Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, in collaboration with the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum and 5 Pasifika artists. Follow along on Instagram.
Film, Photography, Poetry, Ancestor Pieces
A series of photographs, poetry, and a short poetry film produced in conversation with the Masi, who currently rests at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM).
An ongoing project documenting the art of Cook Islands tivaevae quilting through social media and short films.
A collection of vlogs and short films centered around Pacific Island cultures and travel adventures as a Pasifika artist.