About Mark Chai

Mark Chai is an award-winning, Hawaiian-Chinese artist who combines his formal training in art with a lifelong passion for aesthetic design to create beautiful lamps, furniture, large installations, sculpture and recycled works. Mark Chai  

Although renown for his work with recycled materials, today Mark is also excited about using fine woods to create pendant lamps of interlocking pieces.  Each time he gets an idea for a new form, he calculates the angles for the pieces by hand, not by computer.

Mark has been featured in the media, including newspapers and television. His work has received awards and recognition in juried shows and prestigious galleries, and is held in many private collections.

Mark grew up on O'ahu, the son of Norman and Elizabeth Pa Chai. He is married to author Makana Risser Chai.  He attended Damien High School, and received his BFA at the University of Hawaii.

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