Dan Taulapapa McMullin is an artist whose practice includes painting, poetry, collage, installation, performance, and media. He attended Cal Arts, has a BA from University of California, Irvine, and MFA from Claremont Graduate University. His video Sinalela won the 2002 Best Short Film Award at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. His book of poetry, Coconut Milk (2013), was published by the University of Arizona Press and was named by the American Library Association in its top 10 best GLBT books of the year. He was artist-in-residence at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and the University of the South Pacific's Oceania Centre for the Arts in Suva, and taught painting and poetry for indigenous artists with First Light Alaska and Honolulu Museum of Art School. He was commissioned by the Bishop Museum of Honolulu, and in 2015 is taking part in exhibitions at Pacific Islander Ethnic Museum in Long Beach and at the Oakland Museum of California. His poetry is included in upcoming issues of Poetry Magazine’s Portfolio Series and the American Quarterly. His studio practice is based in Hudson, New York.