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Pichai Pongsasaovapark

Pichai Pongsasaovapark

is a Bangkok-based artist who uses acrylics, mixed media, and photography to create textured and visually complex abstract work.

A member of the former V64 Art Studio collective, during his career he has been represented by So Art Gallery in Amsterdam; Gallery One in New Delhi; Meeting Room Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Misho Gallery in San Francisco, California.

His artwork is in numerous collections, including the Luciano Benetton Foundation in Milan, Italy; and he is among 143 artists included in the Luciano Benetton Foundation’s landmark volume, Thailand: Spiritual & Material – Contemporary Artists from Thailand (2015).

Pichai has studied and traveled in Asia, Europe and United States, and completed a two-month residency in San Francisco, California, during which he completed a commission for the City of South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission of public art.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018: START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    Looking and Seeing II, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
    Remains to Be Seen, National Institutes of Health Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center East Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland USA
  • 2017: Looking and Seeing, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2014: Remains to Be Seen, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
    Lines, Meeting Room Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    3 Years & Counting, V64 Art Studio Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2013: Unseen Dimensions II, V64 Art Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
    (dis)integration, V64 Art Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
    Fast Start, Slow Burn, V64 Art Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
    Altered Terrains, Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2012: Night Beckons, Wasan Art Gallery, Pattaya City, Thailand
    Unseen Dimensions, Kim Ba Gallery, Marseille, France
    Art in Nature in Art, Royal Residence Park, Bangkok, Thailand

Commissions

  • 2014: Flower Bush, City of South San Francisco Outdoor Mural Project, South San Francisco, California, USA

Curator Projects

  • 2016: Nature of the Work, Subhashok the Arts Centre, Bangkok, and Art Bridge Art Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand; and Xiang Jiang Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2015: Making Senses: Living in an Abstract World, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2014: No Borders:  Thai and American Artist Exhibition, Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Thailand: Spiritual & Material – Contemporary Artists from Thailand (Luciano Benetton Foundation 2015) – assisted Chief Editor and Curator, Neeraj Ajmani.

Live Art Performances

  • 2015: Collaboration with Le Group Jazz Quartet, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2013: Solo performance to music of Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet at Artist and Status Opening, V64 Art Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
    Solo performance to music of Jean Michel Jarré at Asiatique, Bangkok, Thailand
    Collaboration with Bangkok Swing Dance Company at V64 Art Studio First Anniversary Show Celebration, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012: Solo performance to music by Jean Michel Jarré at Unseen Dimensions exhibition at Kim Ba Gallery, Marseille, France

Education

  • 2015: Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
  • 2015: M.F.A. (Painting), Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 1999: B.S. in Industrial Architecture, Rajabhat Chandrakasem University, Bangkok, Thailand

Internships

  • 2015: Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center and Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018: Poison Flowers and Deluge, Hong Kong Art Central, Hong Kong
    Poison Flower and Abstarct Work, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
  • 2017: 6x6x2017, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, New York USA
    Arts for Life 2017 Group Exhibition, Arts for Life, Chicago, Illinois USA
    Poison Flowers and Other Work, Singapore Art Stage, Marina Bay Sands Expo Convention Centre, Singapore
  • 2016: Nature of the Work, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok, and Art Bridge Art Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand; and Xiang
    Jiang Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2015: Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
    Making Senses: Living in an Abstract World, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
    Identity/Memory Exhibition, Frameless Gallery and The Gallery on the Corner, London, UK
    Art Thesis Exhibition, Chiang Mai Cultural Art Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    The Tiny Art Show, Pitt County Arts Council, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    Turquoise, Mori-Art Moo Gallery, Austria
    2 in 1 Exhibition, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA; and Baan Teuk Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2014-15: Snap to Grid Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2014: No Borders:  Thai and American Artist Exhibition, Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Chinese American Artists Association Annual Exhibition, Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, Santa Clara, California, USA
    Five by Five Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Peace Starts Here 2014 Traveling Exhibition, Peace Project, Culver City, California; New York City; and Los Angeles, California, USA
    Decade:  Creative View on Contemporary Art by Freelance Artists, Queen Sirikit Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    Japanese-Thai Artists Show, Chiang Mai Art Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Oasis of Freedom: 3rd Anniversary of V64 Art Studio, V64 Art Studio Gallery Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2013: 64 Distinct Harmony 56, V64 Art Studio Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    Thai Artists Group Show, Asiatique, Bangkok, Thailand
    Simple >>> Tomorrow Exhibition, V64 Art Studio Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    Exhibition to Commemorate His Majesty the King’s 85th Birthday, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Pattaya City, Thailand

Lectures, Workshops, and Conference Participation

  • 2016: Guest Lecture, Art Education Faculty, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand
    Guest Lecture, Faculty of Architecture, Technology Ratchamongkol Srivichai University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Participant, Seminar on How an Artist Creates Work, Art Education Faculty, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand
  • 2015: Organizer and Moderator, Seminar on Abstract Art and Artists, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2014: Workshop for Students, Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2013: Participant, Conference on ASEAN Enhancing People to People Connectivity: Contemporary Arts, Design Education, Intellectual Property and Cultural Exchange, organized by Chulalongkorn University and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Thai Ministry of Culture, Pattaya City, Chonburi, Thailand
    Panelist, World IP Day Forum on Creativity, Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Collaboration, Bangkok, Thailand
    Participant, Conference to Commemorate His Majesty the King’s 85th Birthday, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Pattaya, Thailand
    Participant, National Artists Roadmap Conference and Workshop, Burapha University; awarded Certificate of Creative Excellence in Fine Arts, Chonburi, Thailand
    Workshop for Students, Pattaya City High School, Pattaya City, Thailand
  • 2012: Participant, Seminar on the Artwork of His Majesty the King, Central World Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    Panelist, Seminar on Art, Artists and Copyright: Challenges Facing Thai Artists, Art Educators and Art Entrepreneurs; painting Enigma used as event poster artwork, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand