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Chalermchai Kositpipat


Chalermchai Kositpipat

Born – 15 February 1955, Chiang Rai, Thailand


– 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


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