I work at the intersection of art, science, and spirituality––my intention is to increase self-awareness and resilience, as well as group interconnection, collaboration, and performance through unique media and lifestyle products, experiential group activities, and contemporary art.
MISSION: Provide creative products and services that build personal and collective capacity for creativity and interconnection.
VISION: A thriving global community working at the intersection of art, science and spirituality to create a more loving and inclusive world.
Artist. Healer. Social entrepreneur.
Nai‘a Lewis is a social entrepreneur (aka artist and healer) working with people and communities to better understand pressing issues and thrive. For more than twenty years Nai‘a has used creative strategies and direct action with communities, private organizations, and government agencies to successfully engage, empower, and express the voices of vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised groups, particularly those of women, indigenous groups, and minorities. Through her diverse skillset she has created unique partnerships that build the creative capacity of businesses and organizations.
Additionally, Naiʻa has more than a decade of experience in large-scale marine conservation and remains the coordinator for Big Ocean, the worldʻs only network created by and for managers of the worldʻs largest marine protected areas. She recently lead in the development of the first publication to enhance the design and management of Vast ocean areas. Titled, Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for design and management the guidebook was co-published by IUCN and is Vol. 26 in it’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series.
Nai‘a earned her journalism degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and has merged her communications background with her professional experience to develop cross-cultural initiatives to more effectively translate conservation initiatives to indigenous communities.
Nai‘a blends contemporary expressionism with indigenous identity and belief systems through multiple media. Her artwork has been invited to show at artistic events and galleries from Manhattan to Honolulu, including the 2017 CTRL+ALT Culture Lab on Imagined Futures series, curated by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Ford Foundation.
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