Pinaree Sanpitak

b. 1961, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Pinaree Sanpitak is a prominent artist of this time that was part of the first generation of Thai Contemporary Art. In the late 1980s, her artistic practice began and orbited around the celebration of the female body as a vessel of perception and experience, exploring the vessel and the mound as a basic and primal form. Her work involves a recurring motif of the female breast, resembling works of architecture dedicated to Buddhism known as a stupa and, ever so often, an offering bowl. Various approaches of collage , drawing , printmaking, painting, and sculpture are explored through Sanpitak’s sensorial inquiries, revealing a keen sensitivity towards materials and through a variety of media: textiles, glass, ceramics and metals as such.

Over the past 30 years, the artist has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Thailand and internationally. Her solo exhibitions were presented at STPI and Yavuz Gallery, Singapore (2019); The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA (2017); Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA (2015); Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia (2014); and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA (2013).

She has participated in various group exhibitions, including at the Setouchi Triennale (2019); National Gallery Singapore (2017); Jakarta Biennale (2017); Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, France (2015); The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA (2015); and the 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Fukuoka, Japan (2002). She is the 2018 resident artist at STPI in Singapore.

Country: Thailand
Social Media: @pinareesanpitak