Pornpraseart “Ryo” Yamazaki (c. 1973). Born and raised in Thailand by a Thai mother and a Japanese father, Yamazaki is known for his thought provoking, social critical, and satirical artwork. His art expression is never limited to any particular form or type of media. His experimental and creative nature allows him to present a body of work that is always fresh and original.

Yamazaki earned M.F.A. from Silpakorn University, one of the most prestigious art institutions in Thailand. In 2000, he received a winner award of Vermont Studio Center in the US. In 2001, he was as award winner for the 13th Toshiba Arts Compeition, Thailand.