Tropic Editions


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.


Saturdays 12–4PM and by appointment.
Please contact us here to schedule a time to visit.


Tropic Editions is pleased to present Hele a Ho‘i, a solo exhibition by artist Nanea Lum. The eight works displayed are in concert with the publishing of Nanea’s artist book of the same title; Hele a Hoʻi weaves together five years of creative practice from 2018–2023, organized by chapters of media studies and bodies of work. Nanea’s areas of focus during this period included Hawaiian traditional craft techniques, decolonizing art, and place-based learning through indigenous knowledges. Nanea has built an understanding of what it means to paint in collaboration with ʻāina and the water systems embedded in it. Hele a Hoʻi shares this epistemology of place through her process, narrative, and materiality.

A list of works is available here.


Tropic Editions will be hosting a risograph-centric zine and print exhibition and series of workshops in the weeks prior to multi. art fair, a print and multiples fair on October 15, 2023.

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