Featuring some of the most notable Hawai‘i-based artists, international street artists, and sculptors, POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai'i To The World includes over 160 artists, with 30 artists creating new murals and installations curated by POW! WOW! Founder Jasper Wong within the gallery and throughout Bishop Museum’s campus.
Experience large-scale murals from internationally renowned artists like Cryptik, Hueman, Tristan Eaton, Andrew Schoultz, Persue, Kevin Lyons, Amy Sol, How Nosm, Greg Mike, and many others. View works by local muralists including OG Slick, Solomon Enos, Carl Pao, Cory Taum, Woes, Hula, and Wooden Wave. Large-scale original paintings are on display from Defer, Shepard Fairey, Brendan Monroe, Jon Burgerman, Edwin Ushiro, Tatiana Suarez, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, and more.
Within the gallery space is a series of over 120 new 2’x2’ paintings by international and local artists, curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace and Jasper Wong.
Since its inception in 2010, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organized gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts, and live art installations internationally. POW! WOW! has become an integral part of Hawaiʻi’s art and urban history.
In partnership with this exhibit, Bishop Museum’s vast collections, galleries, and outdoor spaces provide an immersive contemporary art experience that bridges traditional culture, contemporary creative expression, and indigenous perspectives.
To commemorate this unique exhibition of POW!WOW!, we created a limited edition aloha shirt featuring our iconic Big Shade heritage print, adorned with a hot pink ‘Welcome to Paradise’ embroidery. Check out the Bishop Museum website for information on the exhibition, open until September 19th, 2021!