Free and Open to the Public
Format: In Person, Streaming and Recorded.
Description: Join us in-person and online as the Mill’s 2023 Artist-in-Residence, Michel Tuffery, shares about his art practice which includes printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation work, performance art, filmmaking and more. Through his work, Tuffery sees himself working “in between” people and places–aiming to focus a fresh lens on environmental, community, cultural and art historical divides.
About the Artist: Michel Tuffery is a New Zealand-based artist of Samoan, Rarotongan and Ma’ohi Tahitian heritage. A passionate educator, Tuffery openly shares his kauapapa and knowledge to empower our youth through residencies and workshops for school-aged children in New Zealand and abroad. He exhibits worldwide and has undertaken research and community residencies throughout the US, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Asia, India, Australia, as well as Aotearoa and the Pacific. In 2008 Michel was appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to art—his ongoing rewards come from enriching communities through his art.
This exhibition is made possible through a partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and funding from the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and Robert C. & Helen F. Nichols Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Biennium Grant, and County of Hawaiʻi Contingency Funds from Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba and Rebecca Villegas.