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Zero Project Hawaii

University of Hawaii Art Gallery
Fall 2006

November 5 – December 13, 2006
Hours: M – F 10:30 – 4:00
Sundays 12:00 – 4:00

The Irony of Trust (detail)
steel-reinforced concrete, basalt
Kaili Chun
The Irony of Trust
steel-reinforced concrete, basalt
72" x 11" x 11" (each)
Photo: Hal Lum

Born in 1962 in Honolulu, Kaili Chun received an AB in Architecture at Princeton University, 1986, and a MFA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1999. She was mentored and influenced by two important artists, Toshiko Takaezu at Princeton, and Wright Elemakule Bowman, Sr., a master craftsman revered as one of the creators of the voyaging canoe Hokulea, with whom she apprenticed. She received the Catherine E. B. Cox Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2006, and an Individual Artist Visual Arts Fellowship in Conceptual Art, 2000, and a Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award, 1999, 2000, and 2001, from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Her work was included in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, 2005; Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001 and 2006; and the Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, 1998.