Ian Kuali'i
Pauhi - The Keeper of Traditional Hawaiian Kakou / Tattoo Portrait of Sulu'ape Keone Nunes

Original —

$800 CAD

Mixed media and paper artwork by Ian Kuali'i.

  • 20" x 18"
  • Signed by artist
  • Comes with certificate of authenticity.
  • Unique
  • Sold unframed
  • Mixed media and paper stencil on paper
  • Additional shipping costs will apply; the gallery will email you a shipping invoice after purchase.

We ship worldwide with Fedex, DHL Express, Purolator as well as several door-to-door art handling companies (limited to certain cities). Shipping charges vary depending on product size and weight. Many original and glass framed works must be shipped in wood crates, the gallery will contact you upon purchase to send you a shipping invoice. All other works such as prints and small originals are carefully packaged in tubes and boxes. All orders are shipped 48 hours after purchase, Monday to Friday during opening hours. Unframed prints ship for free in North America. Some exceptions apply. Custom and duty fees are applied to shipments at the discretion of each receiving country. These charges are beyond our control and are the responsibility of the consignee. All sales are final. Please inspect your pieces for any possible damage and contact us within 48h of reception date if you find a problem. Contact us if you have specific shipping questions.

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Ian Kuali’i’s creative process is “The meditative process of destroying to create”.His portraits, journal entries and scenes are masterfully rendered in hand cut paper with a blend of loose urban contemporary technics and collaged found materials. His work is a balance between the rough and delicate, while exploring ideas of modern progress dependent on a foundation in one’s own history. 

Ian Kuali’i is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Orange County California, raised in Maui, Hawaii and currently residing in the Berkeley, California. Interested and involved with art from an early age, it was growing up through the cultural revolution of Hip Hop in the 80s/90s that heavily influenced the style and subject matter he initially chose to explore as an artist. Self education coupled with a 7 year apprenticeship with the legendary artist Doze Green helped him develop the unique process and voice he is recognized for today.
Through out his career, Ian has worked in collaboration with notable brands and institutions such as Universal Pictures, The DeYoung Museum, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium by creating one-of-a-kind site specific art pieces for their events and programs.