Kereama Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa) received a Masters of Maori Visual Arts from Toioho ki Āpiti, Massey University in Palmerston North and teaches at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua. Public installations include Whuture Whakairo at Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island in 2019 and Pohutukawa for the Tauranga Waterfront in 2018. In 2016 A (Very) Brief History of New Zealand was commissioned for the Four Plinths Sculpture Project in central Wellington. He holds the Supreme Award for the Rotorua Art Awards 2017 and received the Runner-up Award in the National Art Awards 2018. He lives in Tauranga.