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Dane Nakama is a Japanese-Uchinanchu ceramicist and painter from and currently based on O’ahu, Hawai’i. Through a nostalgic and whimsical style, Nakama addresses subjects of cultural hybridity, settler colonialism, and ancestral knowledge, playing with the multicultural lexicon of their upbringing. Nakama received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is projected to be a UCLA MFA candidate in the fall, 2023. They have participated in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in Hawai’i, Los Angeles, Miami, and Tokyo.

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