Moana

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Moana
Lot #137

#WeStarzBurst#2: We can not all fit on a postcard  2012

Acrylic, charcoal, Skittles Blenders candy wrapper, recycled torn paper, house paint, and a post card from Tonga
4 x 4'

Minimum Bid: $1,200
Buy Now Price: $2,800
Value: $3,500


Born Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu, Moana is a Poet, Painter, and Actor. She was born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga; raised in Hawa'ii and Utah; and now lives, creates and loves in NYC. She is a founding member of Mahina Movement, the phenomenal all woman trio who have performed on over 400 stages including having performed with Angela Davis, Amiri and Amina Baraka, Tony Kushner, Noam Chomsky, Sonia Sanchez, Kool Herc, Suheir Hammad, Sarah Jones, Medusa, Dead Prez and countless others.

Moana is the author of a poetry, performance text, and visual art chapbook, tonga provo harlem. Moana has traveled and shared her poetry & painting all over the US and in Fiji, Tonga, Ireland, Italy, and South Africa. She has been seen acting at the Metropolitan Opera and sharing her one woman show, Tongue-in Paint, which had itís world premiere at soloNOVA's 5th Annual Arts Festival at Performance Space 122 in NYC. Her other production, A Prayer for Tonga, premiered at Harvard University.

She graduated from New York University in painting and performance, earned the Ellen Stoekel Fellowship/fulll scholarship in painting & drawing from Yale University and attended Columbia Universityís Graduate Program in Acting.