Imhathai Suwatthanasilp is a contemporary artist born in Bangkok in 1981.
She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Thai Art from the Silpakorn University of Fine Arts in Bangkok. In 2006, she participated in the exchange program at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. She also received a scholarship from the Italian government to study marble sculpture in Florence, Italy, in 2009 and obtained a certificate in marble sculpture from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.
Since her first solo exhibition in 2008, Imhathai has developed a mode of creation characterized by the use of human hair, often her own, which she weaves, crochets, embroiders, or laces into quiet, two- and three-dimensional works reflecting the nature of family relationships, domestic life, the female body and the female identity.
Intimacy also characterizes Imhathai’s drawing works on paper and canvas, which often refers to the nature around her studio in the Lamphoon countryside in northern Thailand.
Her works have been exhibited at art events and venues such as the Incheon International Women Artists Biennale 2009, Incheon, Korea; Busan Biennale 2010, Busan, Korea; NCA Nichido Contemporary Art, 2010, Tokyo, Japan; Coreana Museum of Art, Space*C 2011, Seoul, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 2011, Manila, Philippines; Singapore Art Museum 2012, Singapore; Jakarta Biennale 2017, Indonesia. She was selected for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018. In 2019, her work was featured in the Songkhla Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Her works are part of the permanent collections of the Singapore Art Museum, Maiiam Museum (Private Contemporary Museum in Chiang-Mai) and The art of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.