Big Island Sculpture Artist Listings

Listed in alphabetical order


Amber Aguirre

Throughout history artists have functioned as social commentators. Aguirre uses human and anthropomorphic figures as the vehicle to explore the results of these prevalent emotions on society.   She references art, contemporary culture, religion, mythology and other forms of social determinism in non-traditional ways to engage her subjects in activities that confront the viewer with the results of the human condition.  Her art speaks of her feelings about war, racism, sexism and other forms of social injustice. 

Using her natural artistic gift, Amber hopes to be able to change the world “at least a little bit” through her sculptures.  Aguirre is represented by top galleries in the field of ceramics and her work is exhibited and collected internationally.

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Phone : (808) 937-3824


Henry Bianchini

Henry Bianchini was born in 1935. Since settling in Hawaii in 1969, he has distinguished himself internationally as a sculptor, painter, printmaker, and craftsman. He has earned several Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commissions, as well as numerous corporate commissions and awards. Henry works with a wide variety of materials, including bronze, stone, concrete, steel, ceramics, wood, clay, and paper in his own foundry, kiln and production studio. His experience includes creating and installing works that are part of overall building and landscape design (gates, walls, sculptural installations). Henry has a strong sense of Hawaiian culture and art and an affinity with early Hawaiian voyagers. He originally sailed to Hawaii from Southern California on his self-built trimaran, “Island Dancer” in August 1969. As he approached the Island of Hawaii, he viewed the eruption of Mauna Ulu from 200 miles at sea.  The experience left him with a unique sense of the dynamic and creative forces manifested in the Island of Hawaii, his home for more than 50 years.

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Frank Chase - Chase Design Studios

Frank Chase has been operating a one-man design and production studio for 45 years, and living on the Big Island for 30 years.

Working with a variety of materials, Chaseʻs kinetic sculptures are amazingly unique and include clocks, humidty meters, motors, and harmonographs to name a few.

His work focuses on economy of line and form, with emphasis on careful conservation of resources and a sustainable approach to his craft whenever possible.

Frank welcomes inquiries for custom commissions.

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Stephen Freedman

Stephen Freedman’s abstract ceramic sculptures and vessels have been widely commissioned and exhibited both at international and national galleries. His abstract sculptures have been featured in over 100 exhibitions and reside in a multitude of public, private and museum collections including the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, West Australian Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, Westin Hotels and Art Institute of Boston.

Meet Stephen and visit his tropical sculpture garden located south of Hilo in the Puna district.  By appointment only.

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Tevita Kunato

Expertly created works of art that celebrate Polynesia.  All pieces created by master woodworker,
Tevita Kunato in beautiful Hilo Hawai`i. 

In a nutshell, If you have a request, I'll make it happen!
I produce custom, artistic items, that are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else.  Authentic outrigger canoes, one of a kind furniture pieces, antiqued canoe paddles, relief carving for doors or wall art, sculpture, custom carved trim work, tiki bar decor, hotel decor, and residential.  If you have a vision, share it with me and I'll find a way to make it come to life.  

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Phone : (949) 338-0638


Beth McCormick

Beth McCormick is a largely self-taught artist, working in diverse media including sculpture, featherwork, and painting.  As a child she fell in love with unusual architecture, and later had the opportunity to purchase and renovate the Onion House in Kailua-Kona, part of her family’s legacy. Beth McCormick’s art and home have been chronicled in numerous television and print features, and her artwork has been shown in over 90 galleries nationwide and abroad.  Her work is in many private collections, including the Michael Rosenberg Collection in London, and the Chris Hemmeter Collection in Hawaii. 

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Gregory Paul Sculpture

Sculptor Gregory Paul has two different ways in which he creates. One is to visualize the piece in its entirety, and the another is to find the wood and allow the imagery and form to reveal itself.  Drawing on his ever-present creative well and lifelong experiences in crafting and constructing, he produces  interior wall hangings, free standing sculpture, and outdoor monumental mixed media installations.  Each of Gregory's sculptures are greatly influenced by the powers of mother nature and celebrate the energies of the islands.

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Phone : (808) 965-0336


Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is an abstract sculptor working in stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze. His sculptures have been purchased and installed in several locations around the U.S. gaining him a reputation as an accomplished contemporary American sculptor. His lifelong love of public sculpture has led him to pursue commissions for his work wherever possibilities arise. Working from his home and studio on the Big Island of Hawaii, Michael creates pieces ranging from table top bronzes to large scale public and garden sculptures. Originally from Illinois, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Southern Illinois University and did post graduate work in Art History.

Shewmakerʻs studio and sculpture garden are in Pepeekeo, Hawaii.  Visitors are welcome with an appointment.

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John Strohbehn

John Strohbehn is a Sculpture Artist and designer living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Using wood and stone, his sculptures create flowing abstract movements that speak directly to the source of the material.

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