Kahurangiariki Smith's waka are Te Arawa, Tainui, Takitimu, Horouta and Mataatua. Having been raised with traditional Maori values, she has a keen interest in her heritage, and the stories of her ancestors. Kahurangiariki wishes to continue putting more indigenous art out in the world.
Her art often comes through in digital formats and installation, a reflection of the media that is engaged with daily in person and online, such as gifs and video games. Kahurangiariki believes there is power within the intersection of traditional perspectives and contemporary media. Here, within that tension, one may explore the potential for indigenous voices in unlimited ways.
Interview with Israel Randell (2020)