ARTIST STATEMENT

This body of work aims to develop a contemporary dialogue about the landscape through painting, by giving meaning to the imaginative visual relationships of nature, architecture, space, and time.

The artist is interested in exploring how environmental issues of the world effect our daily lives, as well as their emotional impact. By creating a visual language, Morakot reimagines sites of urban expansion, as well as natural habitats. She questions, if and how these worlds can co-exist?

The artist uses painting as a connection point to create relationships between architectural structures and natural landscapes.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Morakot Ketklao’s work explores connections between the personal and the shared experience of global climate change. She relates her everyday observations of the nuances and subtleties of her immediate environment to those of our ever-changing planet through abstract forms. She follows cues from the natural world and finds pleasure in observing its anomalies and curiosities. She has developed an emotive visual language that expresses her concerns about the loss of the natural world while exploring themes of compassion, empathy, and friendship.

Morakot’s work takes form through a diverse landscape, but always has roots in natural phenomena. The human attempt to understand and sometimes control our environment.  She tries to connect the relative of differences between life and natural scenery in the age of change. Ultimately it is the ebb and flow of human participants with the complexities of nature that threads through her work.

BIOGRAPHY

Education

Ph.D.   

  • Education Technology and Communication, Faculty of Education, Naresuan University,Phitsanuloke, Thailand

M.F.A.

  • (Meisterscheulerstudium) in Intermedia Class (by: Prof. Alba D’Urbano) Hochschule feur Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts), Leipzig,Germany
  • Majoring in Painting (by: Montien Boonma and Amrit Chusuwan), Faculty of Painting Sclupture & Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University,Bangkok,Thailand

B.F.A.

  • Majoring in Painting (by: Prathom Puapansakul) Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Prize and Scolarship

  • 2003 – International Placement Services | Zentralstelle fuer Arbeitsvermittlung (ZAV) Frankfert am Main, Germany
  • 2001 – Scholarship for Master Programme (Female Artist) Stipendium der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen,
    Dresden,Germany

Residency Program

  • 2019 – Artist participant in Bujarica International Artist Symposium, Petrovac, Montenegro
  • 2016 – Dorothea Fleiss & East West Artists Art Residencies, Malnitz, Austria
  • 2015 – Dorothea Fleiss & East West Artists Art Residencies, Romania
  • 2008 – Artist in residence at IASPIS (International Artist Studio program in Sweden), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 – Artist exchange program between Thailand & Vietnam, College of Art, Hue’, Vietnam

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 – Suffocating Geometries, La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2018 – Border of Possibilities, Museum and Gallery Marco Gregovic, Petrovac, Montenegro
  • 2017 – Beyond Boundaries, Tita Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2016 – Anthropocence Era, Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2008 – PSI. (Personality Sound image), House 28, Royal University of Fine Arts,Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 – Yellow House Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2001 – Garderobe Anatomy Institute Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1998 – Darkish Beauty DNA. Center Co. Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Exhibition

2020

  • “NOIR” lecturers of Painting Division CMU, Alliance Francais Chiang Mai

2019 

  • “SO”….The collaborative project between Painting Division and past guest lecturers, CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • “Metaphorical Landscape,” CMU Art Center, Chiangmai Thailand

2018

  • “International art and music festival, Incident 4 Accident” Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa,Poland
  • “Collaborative Project” between the Painting Division, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University and the Painting Department, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland

2017

  • “Breathing on Paper” Curated by Jeon-Ok, Art – Mai? Gallery Exhibition, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • “Relationship Exhibition” by lecturers of Painting Department, College of Arts, Hue’, Vietnam and Painting Division, Faculty of Fine Arts,Chiang Mai University, Thailand, Bann Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Pomi?dzy wschodem a zachodem (Between East and West), Galeria Instytutu Sztuk Pi?knych, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland

2016

  • The 4th EIBAB (European International Book Art Biennale) at IFFI-GOA, India
  • D. Fleiss & East West Artists Exhibition , Mallnitz, Austria

2015

  • Amicizia Italo Europa e Thailandese, Rome,Italy

2014

  • Arcadia Exhibition by: lecturers of Painting Division, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2013

  • Triangle Circular Exhibition , Gallery See scape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012

  • 30 FOFA, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok,Thailand

2011

  • The same rain the same wind, Chiang mai Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • madiFESTO “Fall” with Media Arts & Design Department, Chiang Mai Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • BEHIDE CURTAINS, Sala Terrena, Vienna, Austria

2010

  • RETURN TICKET Thailand-Germany, Goethe Institute, Bangkok Art and Cuture Center (BACC), Bangkok,Thailand
  • IMAGINE PEACE, Bangkok Art and Cuture Center (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

2009 – 2010

  • 1xsuitcase, Chiang Mai /Thailand, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, Singapore, Xian/China

2008

  • IMAGE and TEXT, collaboration with Isabel Czerwenka-Wenkstetten, Bastment, Vienna, Austria