Arika KOKO Santos
Born in Hollywood, CA 1980
2012 BA Studio Art & Theatre (TYA)
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2016 Certified Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Reflexologist
Red Rocks Holistic Health Program, Arvada, CO
Born in the city of angels, this Angelino began her artistic journey rooted in graffiti and urban art. In her life, she has overcome many struggles and challenges and continues to triumph through like the phoenix that rises from the ashes. After a decade of living in Hawaii connecting with her Native Hawaiian ancestry she returns to the mainland with the essence of Pele, The Fire Goddess, and resides in Denver, Colorado, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling with an emphasis on Art Therapy. In addition she recently gained certification in Holistic Health & Reflexology.
Koko is an artist of many mediums including murals, painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry design, live installation, dance, poetry, fashion/costume design, and is currently working on a new D.I.Y. clothing line and publishing her first book of poetry. As an artist she is passionate and works as an arts educator and community activist, with an emphasis on empowering the youth through the arts.