Praween Piangchoompu



Originated in the ancient era in East Asia to create books and images, the woodcut printing is the method that creates ‘relief’ pattern. The area that is carved out appears on the finished print as ‘white’ while the original surface level appears as ‘black’. The relief process is done by hand; either with knife, chisel, or sandpaper.

Unique from his contemporaries, Praween Piangchoompu creates artwork using sandpaper to evenly and slightly remove surface of the wood. In his work, there is no stark contrast of black and white lines. Printing in subtle color, he systematically applies different tonal values and shades of the same color onto the different level of the surface to create images that bear smoothness and softness.

The serene nature of Piangchoompu artwork symbolizes a feeling of peacefulness in one’s mind. His simple composition is accentuated by the gradual shade of lights. The presence of light in his work has a reference in the purity of mind. Piangchoompu’s work process serves as a mean for him to manage the stress in daily’s life while questing for the equilibrium of the mind.

Praween’s artwork highlights the polarity between complex process and simple visual aesthetics. Achieved by painstakingly scraping, scrubbing and carving the surface of a woodblock, his artwork requires multiple printing processes to create multi shading of the same color. Precision, accuracy and patience are essential in this complicated art making process.


Born in 1989 in Lampang, Thailand


M.F.A. Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
B.F.A Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiangmai, Thailand

Solo Exhibition:

• “Intertwined” at JOJOKOBE, Chiang Mai, Thailand

• “Resilience,” Affinity Art, Hong Kong

• “Inside the soul,” La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Exhibition:

• 2021 Guanlan Invitation Printmaking Exhibition of Foreign Small Prints, China
• The 10th Splitgraphic Biennial 2021, Croatia
• 2021 Taoyuan International Print Exhibition, Taiwan
• The Exhibition “Light Light” The Regent Hotel, Taiwan

• 2020 International Outstanding Printmaking Artists’ Works Exhibition : “Stones from Other Mountains”, China
• 2020 Guanlan Printmaking Works Exhibition, China
• International Biennial Print Exhibit : 2020 ROC, Taiwan
• The Thousand Faces of Arts Exhibition, ROC, Taiwan
• The 3rd ASEAN Graphic Arts Exhibition 2020, Vietnam

• Haugesund International Festival of Artistic Relief Printing, Norway
• The 6th Indonesia International Print Triennial Competition
• 2019 Guanlan International Print Biennial Invitational Exhibition, China
• The 8th Beijing International Art Biennale, China
• 2019 Ulsan International Woodcut Print Biennale, South Korea
• On the Edge International Exhibition of Graphic Arts in STUBEL Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• Print of the World, Informel Nakagawa-mura Museum, Japan

• The 18th Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh
• Invited guest for a woodcut workshop, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
• “Orchids and Evergreens” group exhibition, M Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA

• The 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
• The 6th Ulsan International Woodcut Festival, Korea
• SCOPE Basel, Switzerland, represented by La Lanta Fine Art
• The 8th Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia

• The Queen Sonja Print Award, Norway
• The International Biennial Print Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA), ROC Taiwan
• 2nd New York international Miniature Print Exhibition, USA
• 2nd ASEAN Graphic Art Competition and Exhibition, Vietnam

• The 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
• The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand
• The 2nd International Creative Art Disseminating, Bangkok, Thailand
• Duo exhibition, “Tactile,” La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand
• Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial
• The 61st National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok, Thailand
• “Silpa : Transform Exhibition”, Art Center, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

• The International Biennial Print Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA), ROC Taiwan

Awards and Honors:

• “Special Juri Prize” The 6th Indonesia International Print Triennial Competition
• Gold Prize Award, 2019 Ulsan International Woodcut Print Biennale, South Korea

• The Winner 1st Award International Print Biennial Lodz, Poland
• The Honorable Mention the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA)

• Print Prize, Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
• Prize Winner Semi Grand-Prix, Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial,
• Silver Medal, Fine Art Prints Category, The 61st National Exhibition of Art, Thailand

• The 10th Young Artist Award, Bangkok, Thailand
• Silp Bhirasi’s Silver medal from the 31st Exhibition of Contemporary Art by the Young Artists, Bangkok, Thailand
• Selected to participate in the youth camp in the 5th Young Artists Talent Exhibition, Los Angeles, USA
• Silver Medal, Young Artist Awards, The 30th Young Contemporary Artist Exhibition
• Prize Winner, Young Thai Artist Award organized by Siam Cement Group, Thailand