Chatmongkol Insawang

b.1980, Suphanburi, Thailand
Lives and works in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Chatmongkol Insawang graduated from the faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, with a Bachelor’s degree (2003), a Master’s degree (2009), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art) (2019). He received an Italian government scholarship to study in Italy and graduated in 2008 with a diploma in Sculpture (Hons) from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in Florence. While working and exhibiting his work, he teaches in the Department of Fine Art at Poh-Chang Academy of Arts in Bangkok and was head of the sculpture program from 2014-2017.

Insawang has always been interested in human nature. He searches for the meaning of our existence; to observe our body and its connection and place in the natural world. His works focuses on the body as a source of suffering, an organic shell covering the self. The act of breathing and the air flowing through this shell connects the body to its environment and helps prolong the decay. Insawang is known to create sculptures and line drawings that seek the meaning of life, the inner and outer space, and the transformations of the body.

Insawang has won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal (sculpture) at the 64th National Exhibition of Art (2019), and the Silver Medal (sculpture) at the 49th National Exhibition of Art (2003). His exhibitions include; ‘Time-Lapse: Reflecting on Thai Art’ at 333 Gallery in collaboration with Thai Art Collector Association, Bangkok (2021); ‘Area 5+1 : PRECIOUS SPACE’ at the National Gallery, Bangkok (2020); ‘Art Relation’ at Andaman Art Museum, Krabi (2015); ‘Young Blood Sculpture’ at PSG Gallery, Bangkok (2011); and ‘Opera Muta’ at DEA Gallery, Florence, Italy (2008). His works are also apart of public and private collections, including the Bangkok Sculpture Center, Krung Thai Bank, Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House, Silpakorn University, and Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology: VISTEC (Rayong, Thailand).

Biography information from Richard Koh Fine Art, April 2023

Country: Thailand
Social Media: @chatmongkol.ins