BIO

Originally from O'ahu, Chenta Laury is a Maui-based artist and educator. She has exhibited in shows throughout the country and her work is held in numerous private collections, as well as in the Hawai'i State Art Museum in Honolulu. 

Chenta received an undergraduate degree in studio art and art history from Oberlin College, a Masters from Harvard University, and a Certificate in Applied Arts from the Fiber Crafts Studio in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Awards include: Juror’s Choice Award at 2015 “10x10” (Gabriel Anderman and Tim Garcia), Hui No’eau; People’s Choice Award, Runner-Up at 2015 “Schaefer Portrait Challenge”, Schaefer Gallery; Juror’s Choice Award at “Annual Juried Exhibition 2015" (Charles Cohan), Hui No'eau; and People’s Choice Award at "Mālama Wao Akua 2012", Viewpoints Gallery. 

CURRENT & UPCOMING SHOWS

  • Honolulu Biennial — Honolulu, Hawai’i — March-May, 2019

  • Reaching Out (invitational show) — Viewpoints Gallery, Maui — December 2018

  • Four Seasons Artists’ Showcase — Four Seasons, Maui — every Tuesday, 5-10pm

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Education

  • Kapa Making with Kumu Verna Takashima and Dalani Tanahy, 2015 - 2017

  • Fiber Crafts Studio, Certificate in Fiber Arts, Chestnut Ridge, NY, 2009

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education,  M.ED, Cambridge, MA, 2002

  • Oberlin College, BA, Oberlin, Ohio.  Major: Art History / Studio Art, Minor: Political Science. 1994

  • American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.  Art History/Studio, Political Science.  1993

Group & Solo Exhibitions ­ - Invitational and Juried Group Shows  

  • 2018 "Reaching Out", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2018 "Contemporary Invitational Show", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2018 "Four Seasons Artists Showcase" - Artist-in-Residence Program

  • 2017 "Light in the Dark", Sears Peyton Gallery, Chelsea, NY

  • 2017 "Celebration of Hawai'i", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2017 "Annual Juried Exhibition", Juror: Duncan Dempster, Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI 

  • 2016 "Accession" - Art in Public Places Collection, Hawai's State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI 

  • 2016 "Uniques", Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, HI

  • 2016 "Art Maui", Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, HI

  • 2016 "Contemporary Invitational Show", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2016 "Celebration of Hawai'i", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2016 "Dreaming of Nature", Honolulu Museum of Art, First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI

  • 2015 “Malama Wao Akua 2015”, Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI

  • 2015 "Art Maui", Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, HI

  • 2015 "10 by 10", Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI

  • 2015 "Contemporary Invitational Show", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2015 "Celebration of Hawai'i", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2015 "Schaefer Portrait Challenge", Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, HI

  • 2015 "Annual Juried Exhibition", Juror: Charles Cohan, Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI 

  • 2014 "Relationships and Collaboration", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2014 "Celebration of Hawai'i", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2014 "Annual Juried Exhibition", Juror: Wendy Kawabata Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI

  • 2013 "Uniques", Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, HI

  • 2013 "2013 Solo Artist Exhibition", Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI

  • 2013 "Celebration of Hawai'i: Hula New Visions", Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2013 "Annual Juried Exhibition", Juror: Lauren C. Faulkner, Hui No'eau, Makawao, HI

  • 2012 “Infinite Blue”, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, HI

  • 2012 “Malama Wao Akua 2012”, Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

  • 2009 Sears Peyton Gallery, Chelsea, NY

AWARDS

  • 2015 Juror's Choice Award - " 10 by 10, Hui No'eau". Jurors: Gabrielle Anderman & Tim Garcia

  • 2015 Runner up, People's Choice Award - "Schaefer Portrait Challenge"

  • 2015 Juror's Choice Award - "Hui No'eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2015". Juror: Charles Cohan

  • 2012 People’s Choice Award - "Mālama Wao Akua 2012 ", Viewpoints Gallery

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