Solomon Enos

Solomon Robert Nui Enos is a Native Hawaiian artist, illustrator, animator, and visionary. Born and raised in Mākaha Valley on O‘ahu, Solomon hails from the well-known Enos ‘ohana. A proud papa of four, Solomon credits his family as the source of his artistic inspiration and drive. A self-described “intelligent optimist,” through his art Solomon expresses his own aspirational vision of the world at its best, which is, at times, deployed through poly-fantastic (science fiction) narratives. His work touches on themes of ancestry and identity, the human relationship with the Earth, and the future of Hawai’i, its people, and its resources.

Solomon has exhibited in Biennial X (Honolulu Museum of Art), 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Queensland Art Gallery), CONTACT art exhibitions, and others. His work is held in private collections and in the public collections of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Hawai‘i State Art Museum, and his clients include Google, Disney, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), HONOULU Magazine, Honolulu Museum of Art, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Kamehameha Schools, Malama Learning Center, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA), National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Philpotts & Associates, Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH), Sheraton Waikiki, and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. He painted portraits of the cast of The Story of Everything, commissioned by Engaging the Senses Foundation.