Enamel Pins by JAHIER STUDIO
About the Artist
Chloé N. Yoshimi Selarque (she/her) is an artist and craftswomen from Ko‘olaupoko, O'ahu. Raised in Mānoa Valley, with a dual nationality and mixed ethnic background, Chloé is interested in the intersections of history and personal experience, the inheritance of ancestral stories and energy, cultural understanding and experience. She is constantly questioning her role within her homeland, cultural and ethnic identity, and navigates the (incomplete/misleading) colonial stories and values she encountered throughout childhood in Hawai'i. Chloé is fascinated by nature, biology, quantum physics, energetic exchanges, spiritual authenticity, patterns, forms, fiber, and color. She loves to study horticulture in her spare time, especially native Hawaiian plants. The garden is medicine!
Chloé graduated with her BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, Canada in 2015.