Maika'i Tubbs utilizes found detritus to create sculptures and installations around themes of obsolescence, consumption, and ecology. He regards discarded objects as untapped resources and transforms them to reveal a world of hidden, limitless potential. His process-oriented work reflects honest observations of unnatural familiarity influenced by the blurred boundaries between organic and artificial life.
Tubbs is from Honolulu, Hawai‘i and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. When he is not out collecting and hoarding trash, you can find him in or along the nearest body of water. His work has been shown in Hawai‘i, Washington D.C., Canada, Japan and Germany.