Jiratchaya Pripwai was born in 1983 in Kalasin, Thailand and moved to Chiang Mai when she was four years old.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chiang Mai University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Silpakorn University, Thailand. She participated in artist residencies in Thailand (Thaillywood in 2014) and in La Rochelle at Centre Intermondes in 2015. She won the first prize at the 10th Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Thailand in 2008, and was awarded the Thai statesman General Tinsulanonda’s scholarship. She was also awarded a bronze medal at the 56th National Art Exhibition in Thailand in 2010.
Jiratchaya’s artistic skills are expressed in series of monochrome drawings of intertwined lines. Since her first solo exhibition, “Between the Lines,” at Numthong Gallery in Bangkok in 2011, she has developed a drawing practice that reflects her personal journals depicting experiences and emotions from her life. Her creative modes use simple techniques to create complex line drawings, as well as an “automatic writing” technique – both intended to explore the similarity between consciousness-controlled actions and the subconscious.
In her creations using acrylic on canvas, Jiratchaya Pripwai remains consistent with her technique where the line gives way to the brushstroke to create an interlacing of strips enhancing the inner perspective and depth of a meditative state.
The blurred effect and the chromatic variations of these ribbons push the viewer to approach, to step back to focus on the subject, thus expressing his attitude to pay attention to what is happening, at the moment it is happening and nothing else, to enter a meditative state.
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Jiratchaya’s work has been featured in numerous local and international art events. She participated in the 2nd Bangkok Triennale, International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, 2009; ID-SaTEE, Teeoli Art Space, Bangkok, 2011; 10th Thai Art Exhibition 2014, Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles, 2014; Geodesy, the Impossible Plot, Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris, 2015; Light of the East, Bourgogne Tribal show, Bonnay, France, 2018; Dare you do this, Sun-wood Warehouse, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 2019; Transience and Transformation, A+ WORKS of ART, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2019.