Kai’ili Kaulukukui is a Kanaka Maoli artist born, raised and based out of Hawaii. His artwork is inspired by the people he meets and the lessons learned through his travels and experiences around Hawaii and beyond.
Kai’s paintings are reflect a combination of classical European and world art, native Hawaiian motifs and ideology, the skateboard and graffiti culture, and impressions of the world around him.
Growing up in Hawaii has offered Kai the opportunity to be raised in the ocean, and has caused a deep love and respect for everything that calls the sea its home. Because of this involvement with nature, Kai strives to do something positive, for the world and her seas.