Thanistha Nunthapojn

b. 1986, Thailand
Lives and works in Chiangmai, Thailand

Thanistha Nunthapojn graduated in 2021 with a Ph.D in Visual Arts after completing her MFA and BFA from Silpakorn University (Thailand).

Thanistha is interested in exploring the idea of transformation. Her current body of work emphasizes on the rebonding of broken fragile material such as ceramic plates, pots, and vases inspired by the Japanese art of “Kintsugi” (golden joinery). Kintsugi is an art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Instead of using powdered gold, Thanistha deploys her Thai heritage craftmanship by connecting the broken pieces with hand sewn technique. She lets the flow and the fluidity of the metallic threads dictate the final shape of the mended ceramic. Her artwork touches on the contemporary visual cues as well as the prevalent idea of repurposing and up-cycling.

Biography information from The Artling, February 2023

Country: Thailand