Kereama Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Pākehā) holds a Master of Māori Visual Arts from Massey University in Palmerston North. His involvement in the arts have been broad including bronze technician at the Dibble Arts Foundry and participating in various national Māori arts symposiums, workshops and hui.
He has exhibited his art nationally and internationally, and has works in public and private collections across New Zealand and abroad. He has recently unveiled ‘tohorā’ at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu in 2020 and ‘pohutukawa’, Tauranga in 2018. He is the Rotorua Art Awards Supreme Award winner for 2017 and was Runner Up at the National Art Awards 2018.