Jonathan Day Nālamakūikapō Ahsing is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi storyteller, interdisciplinary artist, and aloha ʻāina. His work navigates decolonization and mediums of connectivity through ʻŌiwi pattern, pigment and protocol. Centering ancestral ecological knowledge, Ahsing cultivates Indigenous life, land, and practices, envisioning futures rooted in bio-cultural abundance.
Ahsing has exhibited at Aupuni Space, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, and Paʻi Arts Foundation. His recent awards include the 2019 Williams College Peyser Prize. Ahsing will receive a BA in Studio Art and Geosciences from Williams College.
Ahsing is generously creating not one but two series of prints for Passage Arts, which will be available exclusively on our website. Stay tuned to learn more about the artist, his story, and his work.
Photography courtesy of Kamehanaokalā Taylor, image courtesy of the artist