To Thanistha, preservation means upholding the existence of the objects. With interest in the idea of mending and preserving intrinsic beauty, Thanistha deliberately works with broken ceramic objects such as ornate sculptures, vases, and plates. She delicately puts the broken pieces back together by sewing them up with thread. The intertwined metallic strands weave through the fractured surface while bonding the breakages to recreate a complete form. Her work draws a parallel of hard and inflexible versus soft and delicate qualities in the same object.


Thanistha is interested to explore the idea of transformation. Her current body of work emphasizes on the rebonding of broken fragile material such as ceramic plates, pots, and vases inspired by the Japanese art of “Kintsugi” (golden joinery).

Kintsugi is an art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Instead of using powdered gold, Thanistha deploys her Thai heritage craftmanship by connecting the broken pieces with hand sewn technique. She lets the flow and the fluidity of the metallic threads dictate the final shape of the mended ceramic. Her artwork touches on the contemporary visual cues as well as the prevalent idea of repurposing and upcycling.


Born 1986


2021 Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts), Silpakorn University, Thailand
2013 Master of Fine Art (Graphic Arts), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2009 Bachelor of Fine Art (Graphic Arts) (2nd Class Honor), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


• Grand Prize, Two Dimensional, YOUNG Thai Artist Award
• The Second Honorable Prize, Silver Medal, 58th National Art Exhibition, Bangkok
• Grand Prize, Thai Farmer Bank Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok

• The Second Honorable Prize, Silver Medal, the 28th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by young Artists
• Award Winner, 23rd Toshiba “Brings Good Things to Life” Art Competition, Bangkok

• Award Winner, “The 10th of Art Artists Silpakorn” at Art Gallery of Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom Province

Solo Exhibitions:

2020 “Attachment”, Chaing Mai University Art Center
2013 “Heal”, ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art

Selected Exhibitions:

• “Printmaking 2020” printmaking exhibition of the year, Baramee Dhamma Hall Foundation Contemporary Art Museum & Mindfulness Center, Chachoengsao, Thailand
• “Distant Conversations” exhibition, Presented by La Lanta Fine Art, at the RCB Galleria 2 of River City Bangkok
• “ART New Norm” art exhibition, at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Museum, Bangkok
• “Art Fair Philippines 2021”

• The 2nd International Art Charity & Mental Health Workshop 2019, at Songkhla Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital
• The 11th Thailand Malaysia International Women Artists Exhibition 2019 at Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
• Thai-Poland International Printmaking Exhibition Collaboration 2019 at Provincial Public Library Gallery & Museum Lublin, Poland
• The Exhibition of 36th Fine Arts CMU at The Nation Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok
• Art Connect International Art camp 2019 at Kedah Alor Setar, Malaysia

• INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, FSKIK UPSI and THAKSIN UNIVERSITY at Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia

• National Artist Project for the ASEAN Community 2015, Thaksin University
• Regional Alumni Exhibition and Seminar at Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia
• Thai – Malay Aesthetic relation Creativities Exhibition, at The Institute for Southern Thai Studies, Thaksin University

• International Art Exchange THAILAND – USA 2014, Thaksin University
• International Collaboration Art Project Series 2 Malaysia – Thailand at Faculty of Art, Computing & Creative Industry, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia
• The 24th Research Adds Value Leading to Economy and Education Advancement and Sustainability of Thai Society, The 60 Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne International Convention Center, Hat Yai, Songkhla Cultural Centre, Bangkok
• The Exhibition Art & Sustainable Development, Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
• The 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The Southern Region Art Teacher, Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand

• The First Art Exhibition by “ The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art, Silpakorn University Alumni Association,” The National Gallery Museum Bangkok
• The Exhibition “8 Years Young Artists Talent” at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Museum

• The 3rd Young Artists Talent Art Exhibition. At Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, USA
• The 3rd Young Artists Talent Art Exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
• The Exhibition “The 58th National Exhibition of Art”

• The Exhibition “The 28th Exhibition of contemporary Art by young Artists”

• The 2nd NBC Tokyo International Screen Print Biennial

• The “Iosif Iser” International Contemporary Engraving Biennial Exhibition Seventh Edition, Romania
• The 1st NBC Tokyo International Screen Print Biennial, Japan