Jarupatcha Achavasmit

b. 1973, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok and Hua Hin, Thailand

Jarupatcha Achavasmit is a textile artist and designer. She is also a founder and Art Director of Ausara, a full time Instructor at Department of Architecture, Art and Design, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, and one of the board of directors for Patpat Project and the Chaipattana Foundation.

Jarupatcha’s love for textiles came at an early age when she would spend time knitting, sewing and doing needlework with her grandmother, a seamstress teacher in the Royal Palace. She continued the family tradition by studying Textiles at KTMIL, Thailand, at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA and at Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

As an academic, Jarupatcha’s focus is on sustainable textiles and she is a lecturer at KMITL, Thailand. She has worked on sustainable design projects with The International Trade Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and collaborated on art and design projects with Jim Thompson, Alexander Lamont, Tai Ping, Doi Tung and Chaipattana Foundation.

During the COVID pandemic, Jarupatcha felt the world had stopped and given her time and courage to shift her paradigm to do what she always longed for- art making. She has paired with Ake Atthasumpunna to combine painting and weaving and started exhibiting works in galleries and art festivals such as Atta Gallery, Warin Lab, Miland Design Weeks and Mango Art Festival.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM WARIN LAB CONTEMPORARY, SEPTEMBER 2023

Country: Thailand
Social Media: @jarupatcha