ACTivate ResidencyCycloramaBoston Center of the Arts
Denis Diderot (A-i-R) Grant

Iwalani has recently been awarded the Denis Diderot (A-i-R) grant for a 2021 residency at Chateau D'Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardenne, France

Leaps of Imagination on Artfare App curated by Art works


“The aim of the dreamer, after all, is merely to go on dreaming and not to be molested by the world. His dreams are his protection against the world. But the aims of life are antithetical to those of the dreamer, and the teeth of the world are sharp.” - James Baldwin 

In 2020, the aims of life have felt antithetical to those of the dreamers, yet artists have gone on creating, imagining, persisting, showing us that transformation occurs from within uncertainty. The unstable yet steady flow of concept, style, medium, and subject matter express not only the precarity of our experience but also hope. Art-making in these spaces is the ultimate optimism, a belief in the world continuing so that eventually, somewhere in the future, the creative act elicits a response outside of itself.

art_works is pleased to present “Leaps of Imagination” on view beginning September 7, 2020, featuring a group of Boston-centered artists, including:

Ibrahim Ali-Salaam

Cyrille Conan

Iwalani Kaluhiokalani

Soyoung L. Kim

Danielle Klebes

Jessica Lau

Matt Murphy

Loretta Park

Julia Rue

Michael Talbot

Jamal Thorne

Michael Zachary

Through their work, the common thread is an engagement with our collective uncertainty via the aspirational conviction that a better tomorrow depends on leaps of imagination propelling us forward and to the other side of our current reality. The teeth of the world may be sharp, but perhaps instead of using art as a form of escapism, we can learn to dream our way through the world. -- art_works is an artist-centric, mission-driven advisory committed to expanding the art ecosystem through strategic partnerships with companies and individuals. art_works is driven by the belief that artists deserve access, collectors deserve transparency, and we all deserve an art world founded on equity.
Virtual Artist Talk and reception: UNBOUND July 21st 4pm EST. Recording on YouTube
Iwalani Kaluhiokalani New Works: UNBOUND

Install at Pfizer Builder 610 Main St Cambridge MA

Iwalani Kaluhiokalani with her painting, Conflicted Allegiance. Bromfield Gallery, SOWA

Iwalani Kaluhiokalani with her latest painting for "WET!" at Bromfield Gallery. Conflicted Allegiance; 2019, oil on canvas, 20" x 24".

OPENING RECEPTION: "WET!" at Bromfield Gallery 450 Harrison Avenue Boston
At the BCA Ball!!!

150 x 150 show at Boston Center for the Arts Ball

LUIS VIANA and IWALANI KALUHIOKALANI. Celebrating with two of Iwalani's latest movement inspired paintings.

New Works: I See A Landscape in You

February 28th- March 31st
Opening Reception March 16, 2018 6pm-8pm

Galatea Gallery
460 Harrison Avenue 
Boston MA 02118

Makers Love Company series at Island Copper Gallery

Pleased to say that I'll be part of the Makers Love Company pop up series at Island Copper Gallery. Come see me and my fellow Mass Art Alums and dear island friends Deanna DeVries and Hannah Keefe. Opening this Friday from 6-9pm. Show is up from August 17- September 6!

Brickbottom Artist OPEN STUDIOS November 19th and 20th, 2016 12-6pm

Iwalani Kaluhiokalani (Solo show): GATHERINGS

On View:
Galatea Fine Art  460B Harrison Ave, Boston
November 2-27th 2016


Friday November 4th, 6-8PM
Galatea Fine Art
460B Harrison Avenue Boston, MA


Saturday April 9th 8pm-on (Invite only)
Wareham Street Lofts, SOWA