Lars Shimabukuro (b. Honolulu, Hawai’i) is a mixed and trans artist whose work expands ideas of homelands, family, and memory to include the queer landscapes that raised them. They earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Yale University in 2013, and completed Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Fiber Program in Clyde, North Carolina in 2019. Lars has shown nationally and internationally, with shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Korea, and a solo exhibition at the Praxis Fiber Workshop Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. From 2020-2023 they were living and working at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, through the school's Core Fellowship program. Shimabukuro is currently based in Philadelphia, PA, on unceded Lenape land.