Tropic Editions Studio is a new venue for contemporary art, publishing, creative exchange, and discourse. Established in August 2023, Studio will showcase our projects and host rotating exhibitions, workshops, and gatherings. The space will also act as an office and retail storefront for Tropic Editions’ books, zines, art, and related ephemera. Our location at 1121 Nu‘uanu Avenue is a part of the Single Double artist residency program, supported by the Hawaii Theatre.
We are currently open by appointment.
Please contact us here to schedule a time to visit.
For the winter season, Tropic Editions presents a group show of small works for sale in a cash-and-carry format. This collection includes works produced for past projects, as well as new works from our collaborators. Artists include Ayaka Takao, John Esguerra, Jasmine Reiko, Natalia Da Silva, Allyn Bromley, Hal Lum, and Jan Dickey.
Tropic Editions presents RISO, an activation welcoming Risograph technology into our studio space, in support of multi.art.fair, a celebration of prints and other multiples. Multi produced a reading room located at Kaiao Space in the weeks leading up to their art fair taking place Sunday, October 15th at Fishcake.
A risograph is a digital duplicator that produces a distinct print akin to a screen print using oil-based soy ink. Being more cost-effective, user-friendly, faster than a copy machine or offset press, Riso is thought of as a more democratic, radical printing machine since its introduction in the 1980s. Over the month of October, Tropic Editions will showcase a rotating selection of Riso-printed artists’ books, zines, prints, and posters. The Studio will also create new prints in collaboration with artists locally and build an active workshop for printed matter to be designed, printed, displayed and distributed.