Luis Kaiulani, born in Honolulu, resides today in Miami, FL. Luis grew up in Hawaii influenced by its culture, nature, geography, and philosophy, absorbing the Hawaiian forest’s wonders, playing in the secluded beaches’ sand, meditating on mountaintops and diving into one of the world’s most amazing bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean. He credits his affinity toward nature to this idyllic time, yet another side of him is passionate and enthusiastic. Developing fluidity, mindfulness, and color, Kaiulani’s Art is unique by its own, inspired by his background from Hawaii and several years residing in Venezuela expressed in sculptures, paintings, and art objects. For the viewer, his Art is strong and imaginary, like the archipelago he comes from. His focus on line and color bring to life his work’s objective.
Luis Kaiulani says: “My art is a metaphor for nature’s constant quest for growth through learning, experience, and contribution… After various years of painting, I decided to make sculptures, choosing wood as the element of transformation. I created my ‘Totems’, mystical ancestral pieces conceived through my vision and sensibility… A new chapter in my career started using metal for my Artworks, allowing me to present projects on a higher scale, monumental sculptures, and art in public spaces, among others. The series of aluminum sculptures begun with “Solid Drip”, followed today by the “Lines” series (Flat Line, Cross Line, and Shape Line). My creative process was influenced by great international master artists: John Henry, Marc Di Suvero, Anthony Caro and Franz Weissmann.”
In 2019, Contemporary Art Projects USA presented Luis Kaiulani at Art Wynwood and at Scope NY. In 2018, at Art Boca, FL, Art Santa Fe, NM, the Pre-Art Basel Miami Week Exhibition: ART from Our Earth, the Sea and the Sky at the ArtsPark Gallery, Hollywood, FL, and at several venues during Art Basel Miami week, including at the SLS. Selected exhibitions during his career: Art Expo Las Vegas, NV, 2018; Artscape Lab Gallery, Miami, 2017; Aqua Art 2016, Miami Beach; 2015-14, Giants in the City monumental inflatable sculptures, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL; Art Wynwood 2015, Miami; 2013 MIA Encore Sea Fair Mega Yacht Venue; Shanghai Art Fair 2011, Latin American Pavilion, China; 2009, Doral Uncovered, MDC West Campus, FL; 2006, Art on 5th Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, and Opening Windows, Piag Museum, Coral Gables, FL; 2005, Cirque d’ art Gallery, Bedford Hills, NY; 2004, Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, FL; 2003, MDC, Wolfson Gallery, The color of our World, Miami, FL. Recently Luis Kaiulani has also kindly created important sculptures in relevant public spaces, like his donation to the Village of Flossmoor and Flossmoor Hills Elementary School in Illinois. Luis is also preparing sculptures for a prestigious hotel to be presented next December during Art Basel Miami Week. Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, Luis Kaiulani will exhibit several artworks, either a variety of self-standing sculptures, as well as a wall artwork at Art Santa Fe, NM, where he had already a great success last year selling several pieces and receiving an Award. His Art is always very admired by the Art Collectors attending the venue.