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Education

California Institute of the Arts (2019 - 2021) - BFA - Valencia, California

Chapman University (2017-2019) - Orange, California

- National Collegiate Scholar (2017 - )

- Temple University (Study Abroad, Spring 2019) - Tokyo, Japan

‘IolaniSchool - Honolulu, Hawai’i

Selected Exhibitions

Talk Story - Solo Box Jelly Artist in Residence show - 2021

むかしむかし once upon a time - Hawaii Theatre Center - 2021

BFA Show 2020, Serving the People, www.stp.world - 2020

Imagine Entertainment - Beverly Hills, California - 2020

dunno - Solo Show - Valencia, California -, 2020

Wut? - Solo Show - Mori Hawaii -, 2020

Nomad Pavilion - Venice Beach, California - 2019

Open Studio - Pearl City, Hawaii - 2019

Ellipses - Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Japan - 2019

Satellite Art Fair  - Miami, Florida - 2018

Residencies

2020-21    ​​Box Jelly Hawaii

Awards

Chapman Departmental Show - Runner Up for Best Video Piece- Orange, California - 2018

Chapman Departmental Show - Best Ceramic Piece - Orange, California - 2018

Chapman Departmental Show - Best Installation Piece -  Orange, California - 2018

Work Experience

Fish School Program Director - 2021-

Blue Clay Ceramics and Drawing Instructor - 2021-

Art and Flea Hawaii intern - 2019

Artist in Residency Intern at BoxJelly Hawai`i - 2018 - 2019

Gallery Assistant - 2018, Chapman University

Painting and Drawing Studio Assistant- 2017- 2018, Chapman University

House of the Arts - Co-Head of Curation - 2018

Teaching Assistant Noriko Foundation - Chapman University  - 2018

Production Design  Assistant - 2017, Chapman University

808 Urban Artist Assistant - 2016

Extracurriculars

Art and Art History TikTok account @umeboi - 332K followers - 2021

Chapman University Art Club - President - 2018 - 2019

Publications

An Artful Dialogue with Dane Nakama Flux Hawaii - 2021

Loochoo nu Kwa Podcast - Art and Indigeneity/ Cultural Identity - 2021

アロハガール - Blog Post - 2021

Art History In The Age Of TikTok - Artland Magazine - 2020

Super Smash Hoes Podcast - 2020

Figuring it Out Podcast - 2020

It's Lit with PHDJ Podcast - Episode 117 - 2020

Homes and Homeys - Mori Hawaii - 2020

Meet Dane Nakama in Santa Clarita - Voyage LA - 2020

Art in a Time of Pandemic: How Artists and Institutions Stay Connected - 2020

Nakama’s ‘WUT?’ Explores Unknown - MidWeek Hawaii - 2020

The Satellite Experience - Chapman University Magazine - 2019

Scholarships

Lillian Disney Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts - 2019 - 2021

Dean's Project Grant, California Institute of the Arts - 2020

Diversity Grant, California Institute of the Arts - 2020

Dean’s Scholarship, Chapman University - 2017 - 2019

Student Grant, Chapman University -  2017 -  2019