Naomi Stewart is an independent curator and poet, based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with minors in Art History and Spanish at Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu, HI in 2018. Her mission, first and foremost, is to give voice to people's stories and to help cultivate their passions in meaningful and culture-defining ways. She has done so in her own ethnographic research of Honolulu’s Chinatown, exhuming questions surrounding justice, human persistence, and the impact of the arts across socioeconomic and sociopolitical backgrounds.
These questions take presence in her practice as she currently manages an Instagram account called @doxa_exhibit, where she creates online exhibits (“Creatives in Pandemic” and “#blackjoy” among others; and provides her poetic interpretations. She served as a curatorial resident in the 10-month FORUM program at the Torrance Art Museum. Her most recent co-curated multimedia exhibit is “The Emergent” with Super Collider Gallery and was featured in Maiden LA 2020. In her practice, she is interested in giving platforms to emerging artists, engaging in community activism, while addressing themes surrounding holistic healing, identity, and human persistence.