Exhibition : Luminous Space by Thongchai Yukantapornpong
Surapon Gallery

The solo exhibition of 70 lithographs by the 45-year-old print specialist is his first in Thailand although he regularly exhibits in Japan. Thongchai is one of the few remaining print maker artist who still does what he does best since he had graduated from Silpakorn University some twenty years ago, i.e. lithograph.

Thongchai is known for his use of layers of fine lines and colors overlapping each other in geometrical forms resulting in images of luminous visual experience. The beauty is revealed when these fascinating arrangements form rhythms of harmonious moving planes and space, and when balances between light and dark, movement and stillness, formation and cessation are continuously and harmoniously created.

Present :
Art Lecturer and Instructor in Printmaking Department of Printmaking Painting and Sculpture Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mal University

Born : August 1960 BangkokThailand.

Education :
2002 - M.F.A (Graphic Arts), Silpakorn University, Bangkok.
1985 - B.F.A. (Graphic Arts), Silpakarn University, Bangkok.
1981 - The College of Fine Arts, Bangkok.

Thongchai Yukantapornpong
Fellowship :
2003 - Visiting Artist Residency Program, Funded by the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, Utah State University, USA.
2002 - Research Program far Japanese Woodblock Printmaking : The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and The National Research Council of Thailand.
2001 - Workshop Program for Japanese Woodblock Printmaking : Nagasawa Art Park Artist - In - Residence on Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan.

Teaching and Lecturing :
2001 - Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Fine Art & Design Tokoha Gakuen College, Shizuoka Japan.
1989 -1998 - Guest Instructor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Maw University, Chiang Mai.
1986 - 1988 - Guest Instructor, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Awards :
2001 - Award Winner, 13th Toshiba "Brings Good Things to Life" Art Compptitlan, Brangkok.
1992 - Award Winner, Kasikorn Bank (Thai Farmers Bank) Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok.
1986 - 3rd Prize, Bronze Medal, 32th National Art Exhibition, Bangkok.
- 3rd Prize, Bronze Medal, 10th Bualuang Contemporary Art ,Bangkok.
1985 - Award Winner, Kasikorn Bank (Thai Farmers Bank) Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok.

Solo Exhibitions :
2006 - Surapon Gallery, Bangkok,Thailand.
- A.C.S. Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
- Chiang Mai Art museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Suan Dol House mini Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2005 - Gallery Tomos, Tokyo, Japan.
2004 - A.C.S. GaIlery, Nagoya, Japan.
2003 - The Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, Utah State University, USA.
- Gallery Tomos, Tokyo, Japan.
2002 - A.C.S. GaIlery, Nagoya, Japan.
2001 - SAOH Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1999 - A.C.S. Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
1997 - A.C.S. GaIlery, Nagoya, Japan.
1995 - A.C.S. GaIlery, Nagoya, Japan.
1990 - Seven Sea Gallery, Bangkok.

Group Exhibitions : Numerous Local and International Exhibitions

Collections :
- The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok,Thailand.
- Kasikorn Bank (Thai Farmers Bank) Bangkok,Thailand.
- Bangkok Bank, Bangkok,Thailand.
- Suan Dol House Hotel and Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Hotel Maitetsuin Nagoya Kanayama, Japan.
- ABE PubIishing, Tokyo, Japan.
- Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, USA.
2006 Exhibitions