Portrait_of_young_Italian-Hawaiian_woman_holding_large_bowl_titled_'The_Calabash'_1909

CAROLINE GURREY – The Calabash, 1909

He manu ke aloha ‘a’ohe lālā kau ‘ole (Love is like a bird- there is no branch that it does not perch upon) The location of the Hawaiian islands has long shaped the destiny of its people. Ironically, the most

Portrait_of_young_Italian-Hawaiian_woman_holding_large_bowl_titled_'The_Calabash'_1909

CAROLINE GURREY – The Calabash, 1909

He manu ke aloha ‘a’ohe lālā kau ‘ole (Love is like a bird- there is no branch that it does not perch upon) The location of the Hawaiian islands has long shaped the destiny of its people. Ironically, the most

Jenna Park The Mixed Race Project

JENNA PARK – About Our Family, 2011

Is there anything more precious than a child in formal attire? The dainty little girl dressed in a traditional Korean hanbok is one of Jenna Park’s daughters. She is part of the inspiration for, and subject of, The Mixed Race

Jenna Park The Mixed Race Project

JENNA PARK – About Our Family, 2011

Is there anything more precious than a child in formal attire? The dainty little girl dressed in a traditional Korean hanbok is one of Jenna Park’s daughters. She is part of the inspiration for, and subject of, The Mixed Race

Mike Tauber Timothy Blended Nation

MIKE TAUBER – Timothy, 2002

“My parents and family love me, but they don’t understand all the issues I deal with.” These words could have come from just about any American teenager. But as we delve a little deeper into Timothy’s story, it becomes apparent

Mike Tauber Timothy Blended Nation

MIKE TAUBER – Timothy, 2002

“My parents and family love me, but they don’t understand all the issues I deal with.” These words could have come from just about any American teenager. But as we delve a little deeper into Timothy’s story, it becomes apparent

Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest Invasion of the Hybrids

KEVIN EI-ICHI DEFOREST – Invasion of the Hybrids, 2004

Hybrid. Perhaps the most intriguing term in the mixed heritage lexicon, it conjures a broad range of mental imagery from the positive and futuristic to the negative and unnatural. In this visual manifestation of the process and politics of cultural

Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest Invasion of the Hybrids

KEVIN EI-ICHI DEFOREST – Invasion of the Hybrids, 2004

Hybrid. Perhaps the most intriguing term in the mixed heritage lexicon, it conjures a broad range of mental imagery from the positive and futuristic to the negative and unnatural. In this visual manifestation of the process and politics of cultural

Lorraine O'Grady Miscegenated Family Album

LORRAINE O’GRADY – Sisters I (L: Nefertiti, R: Devonia), 1994

By drawing a parallel between Queen Nefertiti and her own sister, Devonia, O’Grady forges the bonds of a fictive kinship that transcends time and space. This is one of 16 diptychs which comprise her Miscegenated Family Album, a highly autobiographical

Lorraine O'Grady Miscegenated Family Album

LORRAINE O’GRADY – Sisters I (L: Nefertiti, R: Devonia), 1994

By drawing a parallel between Queen Nefertiti and her own sister, Devonia, O’Grady forges the bonds of a fictive kinship that transcends time and space. This is one of 16 diptychs which comprise her Miscegenated Family Album, a highly autobiographical

Kip Fulbeck The Hapa Project

KIP FULBECK – Part Asian 100% Hapa, 2006

The Hapa Project was groundbreaking in so many ways and it remains the most extensive artistic survey of mixed heritage identity, among those with partial Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Playing on the ever-present, “What are you?” question, each participant

Kip Fulbeck The Hapa Project

KIP FULBECK – Part Asian 100% Hapa, 2006

The Hapa Project was groundbreaking in so many ways and it remains the most extensive artistic survey of mixed heritage identity, among those with partial Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Playing on the ever-present, “What are you?” question, each participant

(c) Delphine Diaw Diallo

DELPHINE DIAW DIALLO – Hybrid VII, 2012

Echoes of an ancient past run rampant through this captivating vision of the future. Elaborate braids- at once hair, mask, and headdress- reference African traditions and sculpture while also bearing a stylistic resemblance to the lei niho palaloa, human hair

(c) Delphine Diaw Diallo

DELPHINE DIAW DIALLO – Hybrid VII, 2012

Echoes of an ancient past run rampant through this captivating vision of the future. Elaborate braids- at once hair, mask, and headdress- reference African traditions and sculpture while also bearing a stylistic resemblance to the lei niho palaloa, human hair