Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Thai Artists | Pinaree Sanpitak

Pinaree Sanpitak was born in 1961, and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. She is one of Thailand's most internationally recognized artists. For over 15 years Pinaree has evolved her primal images of femininity to two recurrent emblems - the vessel and the mound. Far from exhausting her subject, the industrious, explorative artist resourcefully and imaginatively continues to create interesting modes of manifesting intimate interpretations to the female psyche within contemporary society. Having previously utilised fragile materials such as wax, flowers, charcoal, and perishable foods into her art, Pinaree recently collaborated with Master glass-blower Silvano Signoretto from Venice in Italy to produce unique breast-cloud sculptures that are both solid yet ephemeral in their transparent lustrous presence. Pinaree has exhibited widely with solo shows in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, France and the USA, as well as participating in the 1999 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial in Australia, and the 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in 2002. She has also attended residency programmes in Paris, Stockholm, and California.