Maika’i Tubbs

Part-time Faculty

Maika’i Tubbs is a sculptor from Honolulu, Hawai‘i and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. Tubbs utilizes found detritus to create sculptures and installations around themes of obsolescence, consumption, and ecology. He regards discarded objects as untapped resources and transforms them to reveal a world of hidden, limitless potential. His process-oriented work reflects honest observations of unnatural familiarity influenced by the blurred boundaries between organic and artificial life. When he is not out collecting trash, you can find him in or along the nearest body of water. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally and can be found in the permanent collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Landesmuseum Hannover in Germany.