Tara Gumapac

Tara Gumapac

Kanaka Maoli


I am a Kanaka Maoli Artist and a Art Teacher in the Department of Education in Hawaiʻi. I graduated with a Bachelors in Studio Art in 2008 and a Masters in Education in Teaching in the Hoʻokulaiwi Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa in 2010. I am alumni of the 2010 HOEA program, the 2017 Intercultural Leadership Institute and the 2018 Tears of Dukwibahl : Indigenous Artist Gathering at the Longhouse at Evergreen College. For the past 5 years I have been an active participant in MAMo or Maoli Arts Movement. I also have illustrated two children’s books for kids. One was a children’s book based on voyaging and the star maps and the other was a ghost story for kids. Currently, I am developing multi-sensory books for disabled children. This project was inspired by my two children who are vision impaired and I saw the need for Hawaiian language books in braille.

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