Pinaree Sanpitak


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Pinaree Sanpitak is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. Her primary inspiration has been the female body, distilled to its most basic forms and imbued with an ethereal spirituality. The quiet, Zen-like abstraction of her work owes something to her training in Japan and sets it somewhat apart from the colorful intensity of much Thai art. Her rigorous focus on the female form, explored through a variety of media – painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, performance, and culinary arts, to name but a few – has resulted in an astoundingly varied and innovative body of work. For the past twenty years, a central motif in her work has been the female breast, which she relates to imagery of the natural world and to the iconic forms of the Buddhist stupa (shrine) and offering bowl. Often called a feminist or Buddhist artist, she resists such easy categorizations, preferring to let her work speak to each viewer directly, to the heart and soul, with the most basic language of form, color, and texture. Her work is not lacking in a conceptual framework, but it is one informed primarily by a deeply felt spiritual sense rather than by rigid dogmas or ideological constructs.

Pinaree’s work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions in Asia and Europe during the past twenty years, and she has participated in major biennials in Australia, Italy, Japan, and Korea. An overview of her work from 1995-2013 was showcased in a solo exhibition, Collection +: Pinaree Sanpitak, at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Sydney, Australia in 2014. In 2013, she presented Hanging by a Thread at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a solo exhibition featuring her large-scale installation of the same title, which was first shown at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in 2012 and subsequently acquired by LACMA. Another large-scale installation, Temporary Insanity, was exhibited in the artist’s solo exhibition at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia (2012) and subsequently at The Contemporary Austin in Austin Texas (2013). At the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) she showed a large-scale installation, Anything Can Break, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Subsequently on view at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (2014-15) and the Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition in China (2016), the installation comprises thousands of origami “flying cubes” and breast-shaped glass clouds suspended from the ceiling, with musical motifs triggered by motion sensors in response to the audience’s movements. Stainless steel sculptures from her Breast Stupa Topiary series were featured in the group exhibition, Female Power, at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands (2013) and are currently on view in front of ILHAM art gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pinaree will present her fourth solo exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art from April 13 – May 20, 2017, in conjunction with a large scale public installation work to be on view in New York City. Her most recent exhibition at the gallery, Ma-lai (2015), centered on a hanging fabric installation alongside a related series of paintings and sculptures, all taking inspiration from ma-lai floral garlands, which play a symbolic role in Thai ceremonial occasions from birth to death, from exuberant celebrations to quiet personal contemplation. It is an art form originally taught to women in the Thai royal court, who created intricate designs of great refinement. Pinaree’s Ma-lai installation, with its large-scale garlands that are at once delicate and monumental, evokes the female body, intimately linked to a sense of the enduring bonds of cultural traditions, family, and spirituality. The installation is now in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum.

Mats and Pillows and Vessels (2017)

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The Mats and The Pillows (detail), 2017

reeds, pa-nan pandanus, lam-jiek pandanus, kra-jood, bamboo, rattan, dye, fabric, kapok, and cotton covers

dimensions variable; as installed 309 x 264 in. (785 x 670.5 cm)

120 Vessels, 200-2001

120 drawings, candle wax and charcoal on paper

12 x 15 3/4 in (30 x 40 cm) each

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120 Vessels 1, 2000-2001

candle wax and charcoal on paper

12 x 15 3/4 in (30 x 40 cm)

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120 Vessels 11, 2000-2001

candle wax and charcoal on paper

12 x 15 3/4 in (30 x 40 cm)

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120 Vessels 58, 2000-2001

candle wax and charcoal on paper

12 x 15 3/4 in (30 x 40 cm)

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In the Jars 1, 2016-2017

pencil on Mohachi paper

22 x 22 in (56 x 56 cm)

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In the Jars 10, 2016-2017

pencil on Mohachi paper

22 x 22 in (56 x 56 cm)

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In the Jars 12, 2016-2017

pencil on Mohachi paper

22 x 22 in (56 x 56 cm)

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The Body 1, 1995-1996

pastel on paper

14 x 20 in (36 x 51 cm)

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The Egg, 1995-1996

pastel on paper

14 x 20 in (36 x 51 cm)

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Gold Breast, 1995-1996

gold leaf, pastel, and charcoal on paper

12 x 18 in (30.5 x 45.75 cm)

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The Body 2, 1997-1998

charcoal, pastel on paper

14 ¼ x 20 in. (36 x 51 cm)

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Womanly Bodies 1, 1999-2000

pastel, pencil on paper

20 x 14 in. (51 x 36 cm)

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Womanly Bodies 2, 1999-2000

pastel on paper

20 x 14 in (51 x 36 cm)

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Womanly Bodies 3, 1999-2000

pastel on paper

20 x 14 in (51 x 36 cm)

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Womanly Bodies 4, 1999 - 2000

pastel on paper

19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in (49.5 x 65 cm)

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The Mound 1, 2000-2001

charcoal on paper

17 x 14 in. (43 x 36 cm)

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The Mound 2, 2000-2001

acrylic and charcoal on paper

17 x 14 in (43 x 35.8 cm)

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The Mound 3, 2000 -2001

charcoal on paper

29 3/4 x 22 1/4 in (75.5 x 56.5 cm)

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The Body 3, 2000-2001

charcoal, pastel on paper

14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm)

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The Body 4, 2000-2001

candle wax, charcoal on paper

16 ½ x 23 ¼ in. (42 x 59 cm)

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The Vessel 1, 2000-2001

acrylic, pastel on paper

8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. (21 x 30 cm)

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The Vessel 2, 2000-2001

acrylic, pastel, and pencil on paper

8 x 11 in (20 x 27.75 cm)

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The Vessel 3, 2000-2001

acrylic, pastel, pencil on paper

9 ½ x 12 ¼ in. (24 x 31 cm)

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The Vessel 4, 2000-2001

gold leaf, charcoal on paper

11 x 12 in. (28 x 30 cm)

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The Vessel 5, 2000-2001

acrylic, pastel, pencil on paper

30 ¼ x 22 ¼ in. (77 x 56.5 cm)

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The Vessel 6, 2000-2001

charcoal, pastel on paper

27 ¼ x 54 in. (69 x 137 cm)

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Offering Vessel, 2002-2003

monoprint

11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm)

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Breast Fruits, 2005-2006

charcoal and pencil on paper

24 x 18 in (61 x 45.25 cm)

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Quietly Floating: Breast Clouds 3, 2008-2009

acrylic on Shikishi paper

9 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (24 x 27.25 cm)

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Breasts and Clouds, 2013-2014

pencil and pastel on Mohachi

22 x 22 in (56 x 56 cm)

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

Installation View of "Mats and Pillows and Vessels" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 13 - May 20, 2017

The Roof (2017)

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"The Roof", April 19 - July 5, 2017, Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York

raw silk, glass fiber, spunbond non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains, steel tubes

Photo by Ryan Muir, courtesy of Brookfield Place

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"The Roof", April 19 - July 5, 2017, Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York

raw silk, glass fiber, spunbond non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains, steel tubes

Photo by Ryan Muir, courtesy of Brookfield Place

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"The Roof", April 19 - July 5, 2017, Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York

raw silk, glass fiber, spunbond non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains, steel tubes

Photo by Ryan Muir, courtesy of Brookfield Place

Ma-lai (2015)

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Ma-lai, 2015

toile fabric

dimensions variable

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Ma-lai Connected, 2015

cast aluminum, stainless steel wire, flowers

two pieces: 10 x 21 ½ x 9 ¾ in. (25.5 x 55 x 25 cm), 10 ½ x 24 ½ x 11 in. (27 x 62 x 28 cm), edition of 8

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Ma-lai Connected, 2015

cast aluminum, stainless steel wire, flowers

two pieces: 10 x 21 ½ x 9 ¾ in. (25.5 x 55 x 25 cm), 10 ½ x 24 ½ x 11 in. (27 x 62 x 28 cm), edition of 8

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Ma-lai 1, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 2, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 3, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 4, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 5, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 6, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 7, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Ma-lai 8, 2015

acrylic, pencil, dried flowers on canvas

51 x 51 in. (130 x 130 cm)

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Installation View of "Ma-lai" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 10 - October 24, 2015

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Installation View of "Ma-lai" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 10 - October 24, 2015

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Installation View of "Ma-lai" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 10 - October 24, 2015

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Installation View of "Ma-lai" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 10 - October 24, 2015

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Installation View of "Ma-lai" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 10 - October 24, 2015

Toledo Museum of Art (2014)

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Installation View of "The Hammock" at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 2014

blown glass, steel

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Installation View of "The Hammock" at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 2014

blown glass, steel

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Installation View of "The Hammock" at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 2014

blown glass, steel

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Installation View of "Anything Can Break" at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 2014

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2014)

Installation View of "Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak," a Survey Exhibition at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

October 17 - December 13, 2014

Installation View of "Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak," a Survey Exhibition at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

October 17 - December 13, 2014

Installation View of "Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak," a Survey Exhibition at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

October 17 - December 13, 2014

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013)

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"Hanging by a Thread", a Solo Exhibition at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

June 22-September 29, 2013

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at LACMA, 2013

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at LACMA, 2013

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"Breast Stupa Cookery Project" at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

June 26, 2013

The Contemporary Austin (2013)

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Austin Museum of Art - Arthouse (Now Known as The Contemporary Austin), Austin, Texas

April 20-June 30, 2013

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Austin Museum of Art - Arthouse (Now Known as The Contemporary Austin), Austin, Texas

April 20-June 30, 2013

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Austin Museum of Art - Arthouse (Now Known as The Contemporary Austin), Austin, Texas

April 20-June 30, 2013

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

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"Breast Stupa Cookery," at The Austin Museum of Art - Arthouse (Now Known as The Contemporary Austin), Austin, Texas

2013

Breast Stupa Topiaries (2013)

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"Breast Stupa Topiaries," in the "Female Power" Exhibition at the Museum Voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands, March 3-May 20, 2013

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"Breast Stupa Topiaries," in the "Female Power" Exhibition at the Museum Voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands, March 3-May 20, 2013

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"Breast Stupa Topiary" Installation in Front of Ilham Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015

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"Breast Stupa Topiary" Installation in Front of Ilham Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015

Hanging by a Thread (2012)

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Hanging by a Thread, 2012

installation of hammocks made from traditional Paa-Lai printed cotton fabric

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Bare Silhouette, 2012

silk, printed polyester dress, embroidery

76 ½ x 48 ½ in. (195 x 123 cm)

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Flying Cube, 2012

silk, linen dress

74 x 49 ⅝ in. (188 x 126 cm)

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Feather Flow, 2012

silk, polyester, silk dress, feathers, embroidery

63 x 56 ⅓ in. (160 x 143 cm)

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Connecting, 2012

polyester, printed cotton dress, embroidery

78 ¾ x 55 1/8 in. (200 x 140 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Purple, 2012

chenille, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

57 ½ x 55 11/12 in. (146 x 142 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Blue, 2012

printed cotton, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

39 7/12 x 29 1/8 in. (100.5 x 74 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Green, 2012

silk, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

26 25/32 x 28 ¾ in. (68 x 73 cm)

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

Nasher Museum (2012)

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"Cloud Garden" and "The Mirror" Installation (Permanent Collection) at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2012

Chrysler Museum (2012)

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

October 15-December 2012

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

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"Temporary Insanity" Installation at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

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Pinaree Working in the Glass Studio at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

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Pinaree Working in the Glass Studio at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

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Pinaree Working in the Glass Studio at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

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Pinaree Working in the Glass Studio at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

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Workshop with "Breast Stupa Cookery" Molds at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

Sydney Biennale (2012)

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Installation View of "Anything Can Break" at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

2012

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Detail of "Anything Can Break", installation at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

2012

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Detail of "Anything Can Break", installation at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

2012

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Detail of "Anything Can Break", installation at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

2012

Anything Can Break (2011)

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Installation view of "Body Borders: Anything Can Break" at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, August 6 - September 2, 2011

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Installation view of "Body Borders: Anything Can Break" at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, August 6 - September 2, 2011

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Installation view of "Body Borders: Anything Can Break" at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, August 6 - September 2, 2011

Flying Cubes (2010-2011)

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Flying Cube I, 2011

acrylic, pencil on canvas

47 ¼ x 39 ¼ in. (120 x 100 cm)

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Flying Cube II, 2011

acrylic, pencil, fabric on canvas

47 ¼ x 39 ¼ in. (120 x 100 cm)

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Flying Cube sculptures, Artists Scarecrows Rice Paddy Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010

wickerwork

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Flying Cube sculptures, Artists Scarecrows Rice Paddy Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010

wickerwork

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Flying Cube sculpture, 2010

wickerwork

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Flying Cube sculpture, 2010

wickerwork

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Flying Cube sculpture, 2010

wickerwork

Here / Not Here (2011)

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Installation View at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

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"Brilliant Blue" and "Mirrors" as Installed at the Asian Art Museum of San Franciso, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

Photo by Kaz Tsuruta © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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"Cloud Garden" as Installed at the Asian Art Museum of San Franciso, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

Quietly Floating (2010)

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Brilliant Blue, 2008

acrylic on canvas

78 x 98 ½ in. (198 x 250 cm)

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Quietly Floating Quietly Funny, 2008

acrylic on canvas

78 x 98 ½ in. (198 x 250 cm)

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Cloud Garden, 2008

acrylic on canvas

78 x 98 ½ in. (198 x 250 cm)

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Cloud Track, 2008

acrylic on canvas

78 x 98 ½ in. (198 x 250 cm)

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Cloud Sprout, 2008

acrylic on linen

78 x 78 ½ in. (198 x 199 cm)

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Cloud Mist, 2008

acrylic on canvas

69 x 75 in. (175 x 190.5 cm)

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Vermillion Sky, 2008

acrylic on canvas

69 x 75 in. (175 x 190.5 cm)

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Dark and Sweet, 2008

acrylic on linen

78 x 78 in. (198 x 198 cm)

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The Mirror, 2009

aluminum and mirrored glass

37 ½ x 76 x 7 in. (95 x 193 x 18 cm)

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The Mirror, 2009

aluminum and mirrored glass

37 ½ x 76 x 7 in. (95 x 193 x 18 cm)

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Quietly Floating: Blue 3, 2009

acrylic on shikishi paper

9 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (24 x 27 cm)

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Quietly Floating: Vessel 3, 2009

acrylic on shikishi paper

9 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (24 x 27 cm)

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Quietly Floating: Blue 1, 2009

acrylic on shikishi paper

9 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (24 x 27 cm)

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Quietly Floating: Breast Clouds 9, 2009

acrylic on shikishi paper

9 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (24 x 27 cm)

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Installation View of "Quietly Floating" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, March 4 - April 17, 2010

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Installation View of "Quietly Floating" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, March 4 - April 17, 2010

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Installation View of "Quietly Floating" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, March 4 - April 17, 2010

Solid (2010)

Quietly Floating - Pink, 2008

hand blown Murano glass

14 x 6 x 10 in. (35.5 x 16 x 25 cm)

Quietly Floating, 2008

hand blown Murano glass

dimensions variable

View of "Breast Clouds" installation, 2009

cast aluminum

dimensions variable

Installation view, 2008

hand blown Murano glass

dimensions variable

Quietly Floating - Pink, 2008

hand blown Murano glass

14 x 6 x 10 in. (35.5 x 16 x 25 cm)

Temporary Insanity (2006)

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"Temporary Insanity" installation in Paris, 2006

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

dimensions variable

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"Temporary Insanity" installation in Paris, 2006

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

dimensions variable

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"Temporary Insanity" installation in Paris, 2006

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

dimensions variable

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"Temporary Insanity" installation in Brussels, 2008

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

dimensions variable

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"Temporary Insanity" installation in Brussels, 2008

silk, synthetic fiber, battery, motor, propeller, sound device

dimensions variable

Pink Bras Alert! (2006)

Pink Bras Alert! installation in Bangkok, 2006

dyed and starched donated used bras

dimensions variable

Pink Bras Alert! installation in Bangkok, 2006

dyed and starched donated used bras

dimensions variable

Pink Bras Alert!, 2006

dyed and starched donated used bras

dimensions variable

Pink Bras Alert!, 2006

dyed and starched donated used bras

dimensions variable

Breast Stupa Cookery (2005-present)

Breast Stupa Cookery, 2005

glazed terracotta and cast aluminum

dimensions variable

Breast Stupa Cookery, The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, 2005

Breast Stupa Cookery, Tokyo, 2005

Breast Stupa Cookery, Tokyo, 2005

glazed terracotta

dimensions variable

Breast Stupa Cookery, Tokyo, 2005

Breast Stupa Cookery, Tokyo, 2005

Breast Stupa Cookery, Austin Museum Of Art - Arthouse (now known as The Contemporary Austin), Austin, TX, 2013

Vessel 1 and Vessel 2 (2003)

Vessel 1 and Vessel 2, 2003

bronze with gold leaves

16 (height) x 47 (diameter) in. (40 x 120 cm)

Vessel 1 and Vessel 2, in collaboration with Art Ship Performance Group at Pier 40, San Francisco, CA, 2003

bronze with gold leaves

16 (height) x 47 (diameter) in. (40 x 120 cm)

The Vessel (2002)

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The Vessel, 2002

cast magnesium alloy

29 ½ x 76 ¾ x 37 ½ in. (75 x 195 x 95 cm)

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The Vessel, 2002

cast magnesium alloy

29 ½ x 76 ¾ x 37 ½ in. (75 x 195 x 95 cm)

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The Vessel, 2002

cast aluminum

29 ½ x 76 ¾ x 37 ½ in. (75 x 195 x 95 cm)

Noon Nom (2002)

Noon Nom, 2002

organza, synthetic fiber, 200 pieces

approximate dimensions 1000 square feet (93 square meters)

Noon Nom, 2002

organza, synthetic fiber, 200 pieces

approximate dimensions 1000 square feet (93 square meters)

Installation view of "Noon Nom" at Bangkok University Art Gallery, 2002

Installation view at the Singapore Art Museum's exhibition, "Negotiating Home, History and Nation", March 12 - June 26, 2011

Breast Leaves I (2000-2001)

Breast Leaves I, installation view, The National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

cast aluminum

dimensions variable

Breast Leaves I, installation view, The National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

cast aluminum

dimensions variable

Breast Stupas (2000-2001)

Breast Stupas, 2000

unthreaded silk

48 x 197 in. (122 x 500 cm), 37 pieces

Breast Stupas, 2000

unthreaded silk

48 x 197 in. (122 x 500 cm), 37 pieces

Breast Stupas, 2000

unthreaded silk

48 x 197 in. (122 x 500 cm), 37 pieces

Consciously Here Sub-Consciously There (2000-2001)

Consciously Here Sub-Consciously There, installation view, National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

wax and titanium powder

dimensions variable

Consciously Here Sub-Consciously There, 2000

wax and titanium powder

dimensions variable

Womanly Bodies (1998)

Womanly Bodies, installation in "The Lightness of Being with Judith Wright", Queensland Art Gallery, 1998

saa fiber, ratan

71 - 102 in. height (180 - 260 cm), 25 pieces

Womanly Bodies, installation, The Third Asia-Pacific Trienniale, 1998

saa fiber, ratan

71 - 102 in. height (180 - 260 cm), 25 pieces

Womanly Bodies, installation, "About Studio / About Cafe", Bangkok, Thailand, 1998

saa fiber, ratan

71 - 102 in. height (180 - 260 cm), 25 pieces

Other Works (1990-2007)

In the Midnight Hour, 1990

collage, mixed media

Self, 1991

photograph, collage, mixed media on plywood

63 x 63 in. (160 x 160 cm)

Untitled, 1991

photographs, collage, mixed media on plywood

To Be Confused, 1991

photographs, collage, mixed media

63 x 63 in. (160 x 160 cm)

Black Breast, 1994

ink, acrylic, pastel on paper

40 x 42 in. (102 x 106.5 cm)

Pink Breast, 1994

acrylic and pastel on paper

41 ½ x 42 in. (105.5 x 106.5 cm)

The Black and The White, 1995

acrylic, pastel and charcoal on canvas

79 x 59 in. (200 x 150 cm)

The Black and The White and The Body, 1995

acrylic, pastel and charcoal on canvas

79 x 79 in. (200 x 200 cm)

Gold Womb, 1997

charcoal, pastel, gold leaves and saa paper on canvas

79 x 74 in. (200 x 190 cm)

Blue Note, 1997

acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pigment and sand on canvas

86 x 74 in. (220 x 190 cm)

Pink Body, 1997

acrylic, pastel and collage on canvas

86 x 79 in. (220 x 200 cm)

The Egg, 1997

charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas

79 x 82 in. (200 x 210 cm)

Woman Heavenly, 1998

acrylic, pastel and collage on canvas

86 x 79 in. (220 x 200 cm)

Womanly Temper, 1998

fabric, acrylic and pastel on canvas

75 ½ x 76 in. (192 x 193 cm)

Womanly Stroke, 1998

turmeric, pigment and charcoal on saa paper and canvas

75 x 67 in. (190 x 170 cm)

Womanly Stand, 1998

acrylic and pastel on canvas

88 x 79 in. (225 x 200 cm)

Quiet Pleasures, 1999

acrylic, oil pastel, fabric and paper on canvas

75 x 75 in. (192 x 192 cm)

Over the Blue, 2007

acrylic on canvas

98 x 98 in. (250 x 250 cm)

Bright Nights, 2006

acrylic and dried flowers on canvas

63 x 75 in. (160 x 190 cm)

Looming Red, 2007

acrylic and modeling paste on canvas

98 x 98 in. (250 x 250 cm)

Big Blue, 2007

acrylic, modeling paste and dried flowers on canvas

63 x 87 in. (160 x 220 cm)

Flower Cloud, 2007

acrylic and dried flowers on canvas

63 x 87 in. (160 x 220 cm)


WORKS

Mats and Pillows and Vessels (2017)

The Roof (2017)

Ma-lai (2015)

Toledo Museum of Art (2014)

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2014)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013)

The Contemporary Austin (2013)

Breast Stupa Topiaries (2013)

Hanging by a Thread (2012)

Nasher Museum (2012)

Chrysler Museum (2012)

Sydney Biennale (2012)

Anything Can Break (2011)

Flying Cubes (2010-2011)

Here / Not Here (2011)

Quietly Floating (2010)

Solid (2010)

Temporary Insanity (2006)

Pink Bras Alert! (2006)

Breast Stupa Cookery (2005-present)

Vessel 1 and Vessel 2 (2003)

The Vessel (2002)

Noon Nom (2002)

Breast Leaves I (2000-2001)

Breast Stupas (2000-2001)

Consciously Here Sub-Consciously There (2000-2001)

Womanly Bodies (1998)

Other Works (1990-2007)

Arte Fuse: Gallery Hopping on Opening Night in Chelsea

April, 2017


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Untapped Cities, 12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss in April 2017

March, 2017


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Artnet, 18 Public Art Shows to Get Excited About in NYC This Spring

January, 2017


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The New York Times, Pinaree Sanpitak: ‘Ma-lai’

October, 2015


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Artillery, Pinaree Sanpitak: Ma-Lai at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September, 2015


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Bangkok Post, The sex ceiling

September, 2015


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Prestige, Body Art

May, 2015


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Art Loft, Why Southeast Asian Art Now?

December, 2014


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The Blade, ‘Breast artist’ brings exhibit to the Toledo Museum of Art

November, 2014


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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Collection+ Pinaree Sanpitak

September, 2014


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Artshub, The female breast inspires contemporary art

September, 2014


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The Straits Times, Art to smell and cuddle

August, 2014


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The Phnom Penh Post, An artistic tale of two cities

July, 2014


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The Wall Street Journal, Meet Thailand’s ‘Breast Artist’

January, 2014


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Singapore Art Museum – Sensorium 360°

2014


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak, Temporary Insanity

October, 2013


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Los Angeles Magazine, DO: ART: Look But Don’t Nap in These Hammocks

September, 2013


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Art Asia Pacific, Finding Balance: Interview with Pinaree Sanpitak

August, 2013


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Austin American-Statesman, Last week to catch ‘Temporary Insanity’

June, 2013


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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread

June, 2013


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Austin Museum Of Art – Arthouse, Temporary Insanity, Pinaree Sanpitak

April, 2013


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The Huffington Post, 10 International Artists To Watch In 2013

January, 2013


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The Huffington Post, 2013 Art Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated Exhibitions Of The New Year

December, 2012


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Best-ever Biennale as record audiences engage with the unexpected

September, 2012


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Blouin Art Info, Sydney Biennale Highlights, From Interactive Architecture to Animated Aboriginal Paintings

July, 2012


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Titles will unlock Biennale’s beauty

June, 2012


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Moira Roth’s Gleanings, Gleanings #15: Pinaree Sanpitak

April, 2012


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18th Biennale of Sydney

February, 2012


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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Thai Artists, Resisting the Age of Spectacle

2012


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The Examiner San Francisco, Modern ‘Buddha Presence’ at Asian Art Museum

September, 2011


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Art Asia Pacific – Questionnaire, Pinaree Sanpitak

September, 2011


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Art Journal, Art without History? Southeast Asian Artists and Their Communities in the Face of Geography

July, 2011


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C-Arts, Negotiating Home, History and Nation: 2 Decades of SE Asian Contemporary Art

March, 2011


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Treasures (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Magazine), Here/Not Here

January, 2011


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Roundabout exhibition catalogue

September, 2010


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Art in America, Bangkok Report

June, 2010


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C-Arts, Pinaree Sanpitak, “Quietly Floating”

April, 2010


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Bangkok Post, Femininity on a Plate

March, 2009


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C-Arts, Pinaree Sanpitak: Art through the Breast

March, 2008


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Global Feminisms, Women Artists Then and Now: Painting, Sculpture, and the Image of the Self

2007


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak

January, 2006


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Temporary Insanity, Pinaree Sanpitak

2004


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Flavours – Thai Contemporary Art, Pinaree Sanpitak

2003


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak

June, 2002


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Artwise, Pinaree Sanpitak

2002


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Asian Art News – Thailand Feature, Making Offerings

November, 1999


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Art Asia Pacific, Body and Soul, Pinaree Sanpitak’s art of life

September, 1999


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Art in Southeast Asia 1997: Glimpses in the Future

1997


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Southeast Asian Art Today, Pinaree Sanpitak

1996


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