University of Hawai’i
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Sculpture
Recipient of the David H. and Doris C. Crowell Award of Excellence in Figure


Against the Grain, Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI (Juried by David Belke)
Matchbox Plus, Cedar Street Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Mauna Kea, Honolulu Biennial Select, Honolulu, HI (Juried by KJ Baysan)
Art To Support, Satoru Abe Gallery. Honolulu, HI (Juried by Kelly Sueda and John Koga)
C O N T A C T, Honolulu Museum of Art School. Honolulu, HI (Juried by John Stobb and Lawrence Seward)
Salon Mode, Kissaten, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Lisa Shiroma)
It’s a (Wo)man’s World, The Garage, The Garage, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Su Calahan)
HI/NY, The Garage, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Michelle Zalopany and Debra Drexler)
Solo Exhibition The Waikiki Parc Presents: Nicole Naone, The Waikiki Parc Hotel, Honolulu, HI
SHIFT: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Solo Exhibition mass, The Human Imagination, Honolulu, HI
Art & Document, The Human Imagination, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Mark Kushimi)
August Moon, The Honolulu Museum of Art. Honolulu HI (Curated by Wailea Roster)
Art On The Walls, The Hotel Renew, Honolulu, HI (Curated by John Koga)
Powwow Hawai’i, Loft In Space, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Jasper Wong)
Second Chances Refuse to Reuse, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu, HI
The Miniature and the Gigantic, Commons Gallery, Honolulu, HI
The Saints, Nextdoor, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Chris Kahunahana and Keiko Bonk)
Utilitarian, Design Within Reach, Honolulu, HI
Anti-Canvas 2, Soho Mixed Media, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Contrast Magazine)
The Shhhow, Glazers, Honolulu, HI (Curated by the Department of Public Works)
Kagu + Noe, Fishcake Gallery, Honolulu, HI
116, Commons Gallery, Honolulu, HI
The Launch I, Bar 35, Honolulu, HI
The Launch II, Bar 35, Honolulu, HI
Newkon Goes Postal, Prototype, Pearl City, HI
Ground Up, Honolulu Design Center, Honolulu, HI


2014 Summer
Art Instructor – Honolulu Museum of Art School
Created curriculum for and taught two courses to first, third and forth grade students in printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.
2013 – present
Gallery Assistant – SPF Projects
Worked alongside gallery director on the programing, promotion, and installation of selected exhibitions.
2009 – 2012
Artist Assistant – Linda Yamamoto (formerly Frank Sheriff)
Worked on various projects in different capacities, ranging from small scale bronze fabrication to conceptualization and execution of large public art project proposals.
Curator – NextdoorHNL
Curated outdoor public mural space which presented work by local and national artists that engaged with current issues in Hawai’i.


2012 Private Commission, 1’ x 2’ indoor 3D wall installation in LaMuse, Honolulu, HI
2012 Limited edition shirt designs for In4mation, Honolulu, HI and Tokyo, Japan
2012 Shoe design, 20+ designs for TOMS shoes, Honolulu, HI
2011 Illustrations for Flux Magazine, 10+ pieces ranging from watercolor, pen and ink, or paper
cutouts accompanying various articles.
2011 Public Art Commission, 16’ x 4’ outdoor mural on building entrance acrylic on wood
Nextdoor Partners, Honolulu, HI
2011 Outdoor mural, 8’ x 4’ acrylic on drywall, Glenn Miyasaki Surfboards offices, Honolulu, HI 2010 Textile design, limited edition shorts for lifestyle brand Hurley
2009 Indoor mural, 10’ x 22’ painting in venue acrylic on drywall, Soho Mixed Media Bar,
Honolulu, HI
2009 Private Commission, painting on surfboard, Glenn Miyasaki Surfboards, Honolulu HI
2008 Illustrations for Kamehameha Schools Publishing, color pencil drawings for children’s book “Hawaiian Mele for Kamali’i”


David Graver, Nicole Naone at Waikiki Parc, CoolHunting.com August 9, 2013
Taizo Braden, Interview, KHON Morning News, Honolulu HI, July 18, 2013
Bret Stidham, Interview, KTUH College Radio, Honolulu HI, April 18, 2013
Noe Tanigawa, Interview, Hawai’i Public Radio, Honolulu HI, August 29, 2012
Johnathan Poh “The Art of Nicole Naone” HYPEBEAST.com August 9 2012
Stussy Tribe, “Featured Artist Nicole Naone” Stussy.com, Febuary 15, 2012
Diar Rea, interview “Shaka Talk” Olelo Hawai’i Public Access Television, July 27, 2012


Matthew Dekneef, “Nicole Naone: Coming to Being” Contrast Magazine, September 2013. pg 12-22
Summit Magazine, “Community Creations” The Preferred Hotel Group London, UK, August 2013 pg15
Lynn Cook,“Artistic Bodies” Honolulu Star Advertiser August 23, 2013.pg 67
Christa Whittmier, “ALL IN” Honolulu Weekly, August 24, 2013. pg10
“Shape Shifter: The Sculptor” Hawai’i Modern Luxury Magazine, Holiday 2012. pg 115
Christa Whittmier, “Body of Work” Honolulu Weekly, August 15, 2012. 10
Rasa Fournier “The Warmth, the Land, the People” Honolulu Midweek, August 15, 2012. pg 9
John Berger, “On the Scene” Honolulu Star Advertiser, August 12, 2012. pg 62
Honolulu Star Advertiser “Let artists adorn your pair of TOMS” June 22, 2012
Maria Kanai, “Confessions of a Sculptor”, Kaleo, February 13, 2012. pg 6-8
Matthew Dekneef, “The Shape of Things” Honolulu Weekly January 18, 2012. 11
Daniel Ito, “Nicole Naone” Contrast Magazine, January 2012. pg 2
Ernesto Ganadan, “Nicole Naone” Flux Magazine, January 2012. pg 14
Lisa Yamada, “Powwow Hawai’i”, Innov8 Magazine, January 2012. pg 16
John Berger, “anti-canvas at SoHo”, Honolulu Star Advertiser, December 10, 2010. pg14
Christa Whittmier, “Exciting Stuff” Honolulu Weekly, July 18, 2012.10
Josue Gonzales “Nicole Naone is an Organized Mess” Taken Magazine, January 2009 pg 80-87