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Chalermchai Kositpipat

Chalermchai Kositpipat

Born

15 February 1955, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Education

Primary School of Bua Sali, Rong Khun Village, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Darun Suksa Secondary School, Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Diploma for vocational training from Poh Chang Art School in Bangkok,Thailand

B.F.A., (Thai Art) The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Honours

2012 – Honorary Doctorate from Silpakorn University

2011 – National Aritist of Visual Art (painting)

2004 – Moral Artist award from Mahamakut Buddhist University

– Honorary pin for his support to Buddhism from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya

– Silpathorn Award from Ministry of Culture

2003 – Distinguished alumni of Poh Chang College

– Honorary Doctorate from Chiang Rai Rajabhat University

2002 – Distinguished alumni of Silpakorn University

1996 – Granted opportunity fo draw illustrations for Phra Mahachanok, the book graciously written by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and design the coin for King’s doctors

1993 – Cultural award (painting) from Office of the National Culture Commission

– “Petch Siam” honorary award (fine art) fromChandrakasem Rajabhat University

Selected Exhibitions

1997 – Starting the Temple Hall Project at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

– Solo Exhibition “Painting for Merit-Making” at Siam Commercial Bank Headquarters, Bangkok, to raise fund for the Wat Rong Khun Project

1996 – Art Exhibition in Honour of His Majesty the King at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

– Exhibition of Artists Illustrations of H.M. The king’s Book at the Exhibition Hall, Siam Commercial Bank Headquarters

1994 – Exhibition of Thai Art and Culture in the Netherlands

1991 – Travlling Exhibition of Contemporary Thai Art in the United States, shown at museums in various states over a period of 3 years

1988 – Exhibition of Two Thai Artists (with Thawan Duchanee) at Goethe Institute in San Francisco and at Pasadena Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1987 – Exhibition of Wat Buddhapadipa Murals Photographs at the River City Complex, Bangkok, to raise fund for the project

– Exhibition of Contemporary Thai–German Artists in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Freiburg Germany

1986 – Exhibition of “Thai Art’80 Group” at Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art to raise fund for the murals at Wat Buddhapadipa

1985 – Working at Wat Buddhapadipa without fees

1984 – Starting the Wat Buddhapadipa Murals Project in London

1983 – Exhibition of Drawings in Nurnberg, at the invitation of Albrecht Durer Society

– Exhibition of Contemporary Thai Art in Hong Kong

1982 – Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Rochester, New York, U.S.A.

1981 – Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Dacca, Bangladesh

– Exhibition of Two Thai Artists at Luneborg and Travemunde in Germany

1980 – ASEAN Art Exhibition in Fukuoka, Japan

– Solo Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1979 – 2nd Prize of Bangkok Bank’s 4th Bualuang Painting Competition

1978 – 3rd Prize of 25th National Art Exhibition

1977 – 1st Prize of Bangkok Bank’s 3rd Bualuang Painting Competition