Krisaya Luenganantakul

Krisaya Luenganantakul lives and works in Thailand. As a part-time lecturer in the Art Education Division, the Department of Art, Music and Dance, at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, she finished her art education at the University of Oregon, majoring in architecture and applied art in 2002 and gained her master’s degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004. She has participated in the Southeast Asian Ceramics Exhibition this year in Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan and other exhibitions in Thailand, Hungary, and America. In his solo exhibition this year titled ‘Homemade’, Krisaya offered an issue related to her role as a Thai woman in response to the culture development in Thailand at the moment. As a Thai woman, her inspiration for her artworks is from her cultural experiences. The common duties for women are taking care of her family and serving her family members’ needs. Her artworks show shapes of female organs representing a woman’s body, mind, and soul. The womb in particular becomes a symbol of the universe, the creator of all human beings. The domestic objects and the natural shapes portray a woman’s behaviour and beauty. Krisaya tries to integrate mystery in such a playful way in order to provoke astonishment and perplexity. She focuses on playful and eccentric geometrical and organic forms. One common idea that fascinates her is ‘transformation’. She believes that each living creature is connected to one another like dots, one creates and affects the others.

Works


“Orange Lady”
Material: Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze Cone6, Luster, Decal.
Dimension: W12 x L12 x H43 cm.
Year: 2009.


“Nest”
Material: Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze Cone6.
Dimension: W20 x L22 x H20 cm.
Year: 2009.

Statement:

As a Thai woman, my ceramic sculpture is inspired by my culture experience. The common duty of women is to take care of her family and to serve her family members’ needs. My work manifests the woman organs form representing a woman’s body, mind, and spirits. The womb in particular represents the universe, being the creator of all human beings. Domestic objects and natural forms portray a woman’s behavior and beauty. I integrate mystery with playfulness in order to provoke astonishment and perplexity. I focus on playful and eccentric form of geometric and organic form. One common idea that I fascinate is “Transformation”. I believe that each creature connects to other like dots. One creates and affects others.

Biodata

Employment
2005- Present
Full time/Instructor Division of Art Education
Department of Art, Music and Dance, Faculty of Education
Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand.
2007-2008 Artist-in-Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Newcastle, Maine, USA.
Education
2004 M.F.A. Ceramics, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, School for American Crafts, Ceramics Department, Rochester, New York. (Understudy with Julia Galloway & Rick Hirsch)
2002 B.F.A. Ceramics, University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene, Oregon. (Understudy with Justin Novak)
1999 B.E.d. Second honor, Art-Education Department, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Selected Exhibition

2010 International Tiger Teapot Exhibition Shanghai, China.
2009 At the Crossroad of Civilizations: Southeast Asian Ceramics: Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei Country, Graduate Institute of Art History, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
1st Solo Show: HOMEMADE, Jamjuree Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Watershed Six: Unwrap/Wrap: Hyatt Regency Gallery, NCECA, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
2008

Watershed Winter- Residents Group Exhibition, University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas, USA.
The 2nd International Triennial of Silicate Arts Exhibition, Cifrapalota, Kecskemét, Hungary.
Dualis: The Grand Arts Center in Tracy, California, USA.
Petal Pushers: Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center of Craft, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Watershed Resident Exhibition: Choy Gallery, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York, USA.
Watershed Resident Exhibition: Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
2007 Tri Art-Ed: Jamjuree Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
2004 Spirituality of Labor : Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Thesis Exhibition, Division Art Gallery, New York, USA.
2002 Bug: B.F.A. Terminal Project Exhibition, Laverne Kraus Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Buzz: Intersection: Twelve Installations, Heron Building, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Racing: Slip Cast Project, Laverne Kraus Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
2001 Rice tree: Wood fire project. Eric Washburn Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Rice : The Installation. Eric Washburn Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Professional Experience

2009 Guest Artist: Workshop, At the Crossroad of Civilizations: Southeast Asian Ceramics: Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei Country, Graduate Institute of Art History, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
Lecturer, International Forum, NCECA, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Jury, Drawing, Painting and Poster: Three Morals, Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
Guest Lecturer, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North, Bangkok, , Thailand.
2007-2008
Instructor, SanSaNuk TriTuksa, Waldorf Education , Bangkok, Thailand.
Lecturer, International Forum, NCECA, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Instructor, Mud-Mobile Program, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine, USA.
Mentor, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine, USA.
Mentor, Wiscasset High School, Lincoln Academy, Richmond High School and Medomak Valley High School, Maine, USA.
Visiting Artist, Ceramic Arts, Richmond High School, Maine, USA.
2002-2004 M.F.A. Graduate Assistant, School of Art, Foundation Studies: Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, M.F.A. Ceramics, Rochester, New York, USA.
M.F.A. Graduate Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, (Hand building Elective Course) School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA.
2001-2002 Mentor, Firing Kilns and Mixing Glazes, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, B.F.A. Ceramics, Mentoring Eugene, Oregon, USA.
1998-1999 Teacher, Arts and Crafts for Children 4-11Ages, Art Center, Instructor, Samutprakan, Thailand.
1996 Contemporary Art in Rama IX era, Sirikit Convention Center, Museum Guide, Bangkok, Thailand.
Press and Publication
February, 2009
Critical Ceramics “ Watershed: Eight Months, Six Lives, One Shared Experience”
Scientific Common, Thesis MFA Project, http://de.scientificcommons.org
May 14 ,2008 Tracy Press, Clay Works, California, USA.
March13, 2008 Clay Art Center, Watershed Center: Winter Residents http://www.clayartcenter.org/category_s/209.htm
March,2008 Ceramic Monthly, “Upfront” March 2008
March 22, 2008 The Grand Theater for the Arts: Thematic Ceramics Exhibition To Feature 23 Artists , http://www.atthegrand.org,
February, 2008
Worcester Magazine, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Awards and Collections
2009 HappyHouse: Bob Burger Collection, Florida, USA.
2007 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Art Collection, Maine, USA.
2004
“Spirituality of Labor” Wallace Library Collection, Rochester Institute of
Technology, Rochester, New York, USA.
2001-2002 Dean Lists Awards, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
1998 Outstanding Teaching Award, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
1997 P Collection of Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand.
Conference
2009 At the Crossroad of Civilizations: Southeast Asian Ceramics: Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei Country, Graduate Institute of Art History, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
NCECA: Ceramic Interface From Down to Digital Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
2008 NCECA: Confluence Innovation, Community, Environment, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
2003 NCECA: Border in Flux, San Diego, California, USA.
2002 NCECA: Riffs, Rhythm, Regeneration, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

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