Résumé

Saumo Puapuaga

Education

B.F.A.   2012     University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, (area of specialization – painting)

A.A.       2009    Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Kapiʻolani Community College

Professional Experience

2013     IAO Gallery, Intern, OKC, OK

2012    JRB Art, OKC, OK

2012     BFA Seminar:  Gallery Design Committee for Render, University of Hawaiʻi

2010     Exhibition Installation Assistant, University of Hawaiʻi

Exhibitions

2016

Biting the Apple, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK

Sandpiper, 1219 Creative, OKC, OK (solo)

2015

Iris by Saumo, Picasso Cafe (The Paseo) OKC, OK (solo)

Red Dot, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK

Graphite Design & Elements (The Plaza District) OKC, OK (solo)

My Glory, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK (solo)

Biting the Apple, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK

2013

Red Dot:  Recharged, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK

2013-15   

24 Works on Paper State Tour, IAO Gallery & OVAC, OKC, OK

2012   

Render: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

Emerging Talent, Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI

Art 423, Adv Drawing and Painting, University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

Windward Artists Guild 52nd Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Russell Lowrey), Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI

2011   

Windward Artists Guild 51st Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Vince Hazen), Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI

2010   

Windward Artists Guild 50th Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Ingrid Tully), Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI

2009   

Windward Artists Guild 49th Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Greg Northrop), Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI

Awards and Honors

2013

24 Works on Paper, “Alofa,” (Juror:  Kirsten Fleur),  Award of Merit

2012

Scholastic Achievement Award recipient, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Windward Artists Guild 52nd Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Russell Lowrey), “Beretania St.” Hardware Hawaii Award

2011-12

David Kaleikini/ Kāhala Hilton Hotel Scholarship Fund recipient, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2010

Kakaʻako Banner Art Contest, 2nd Place, “If you lived in Kakaʻako, you’d be home by now”

Faces of Hawaiʻi Photo Portrait Competition (Juror:  Kapu Landgraf), “Self-Portrait:  Get Lucky,” 3rd Place

2009

Dean’s List of the College of Arts & Humanities, Kapiʻolani Community College & University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Windward Artists Guild’s 49th Annual Exhibition (Juror:  Greg Northrop), “Naître,” 2D- 3rd Place

Best of College Photography Sponsored by Canon, “Self-Portrait:  Get Lucky,” Finalist/Published

2008-10

John Young Art Scholarship Award, Kapiʻolani Community College

2008

Koa Gallery Student Show, Kapiʻolani Community College, “Mrs. Jennings’s Pottery,” John Wisnosky’s Excellence in Painting