Aaron Padilla (B. 1974)

Aaron Padilla was born in 1974. He is an American painter and art pedagogue. Padilla was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii in 1974. He received a BFA in house painting and printmaking from "Pacific Lutheran University" in 1996, and got an MFA in ceramics from the "University of Hawaii" at Manoa in 2001. Padilla has taught at the "University of Hawaii" at Manoa, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii Potters Guild. He is presently Director of Spalding House, a outgrowth of the Honolulu Museum of Art. He has created house paintings and utilitarian ceramics, also as abstract and semi-abstract ceramic sculptures. In his latest body of work, small angled pieces of wood are assembled to give the magic of wood being braided or tied into mis.

The Hawaii State Art Museum, the Fendi Foundation for Design, the Judiciary Building at Kapolei, and the Hawaii State Capitol are among the collections holding works by Aaron Padilla.

Aaron Padilla Artwork

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