Tommy Hite is a Hawai’i based contemporary artist. Hite was born and raised in
Hawai'i on the Island of O’ahu in the city of Honolulu. He has produced multiple
solo exhibitions as well as participated in various group shows since 2017.
Hite’s work utilizes a variety of mediums and includes Paintings, Drawings,
sculptures, and other mixed-media works. Hite’s work is primarily portrayed in
oil paint and influenced by his direct surroundings in Honolulu and the
subcultures of his environment. Hite will often employ iconography he has an
affinity for. He creates a language through diverse combinations of imagery.
Being Hapa (a hawaiian term meaning of mixed ethnicities), caucasian
philipino, Hite juxtaposes elements of the tropical pacific with old european
classical paintings as a representation of his ethnic Identity.