Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, and filmmaker. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, PBS, The TODAY Show, The New York Times, Voice of America, and various NPR programs, and has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and throughout the U.S.
He is the author of six books including hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, as well as the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me
Fulbeck teaches as a professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Faculty Diversity Award, and has been named an Outstanding Faculty Member five times
In recognition for his work promoting multiracial awareness, he was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and also named a Cultural Pioneer at Harvard University. In 2014, he was named a Local Hero by Southern California’s KCET Public Broadcasting Service and also received the Community Builder Award at Vancouver’s Hapa-palooza Festival
A complete overachiever despite being only half-Chinese, he is also an avid surfer, guitar player, ocean lifeguard, dog lover, and multiple-time national champion in U.S. Masters Swimming