Melissa Chimera | the artist

The artist Melissa Chimera
Born 1972, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lives and works in Makawao, Maui.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sharjah Biennale,

Honolulu native of Lebanese and Filipino ancestry. She studied Natural Resources Management at the University of Hawai`i, while mentoring under Hawai`i painters Peggy Chun and later George Allan and Tony Walholm.  She currently exhibits in Hawai`i and abroad.  Her work is in national and international private and public collections.

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Melissa Chimera
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Melissa Chimera
“Most think of the plumeria flower as uniquely Hawaiian, not realizing it is from another place. I want to showcase the forgotten kama’aina (islanders) as a biologist might see them under a microscope in all their variation and uniqueness. You will never see these species outside of Hawai`i. And we may never again witness their beauty if we don’t protect them in our lifetime.”

Melissa Chimera

modern & contemporary artists © 1998 -2013