Panya Vijinthanasarn /   Acharn Panya Vijinthanasarn

Thailand 1956

Painting

Panya Vijinthanasarn
Acharn Panya Vijinthanasarn
Male
Thailand
1956
December 16, 2014

Acharn Panya Vijinthanasarn is an artist from Thailand, born on June 24, 1956. He studied from 1975 to 1980 in Bangkok, where he received B.F.A. from Silpakorn University. From 1982 to 1984 he attended the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London, on a British Council scholarship.

Panya has been featured internationally in galleries and museums in many countries and widely in Thailand. From 1985  to 1987, Panya led a team to decorate the Buddha Padipa Temple in Wimbledon, London, with neo-traditional murals that dealt with the conventional subjects of the Three Worlds. During 1995-1996 he was commissioned by the Siam Commercial Bank to paint murals for the new Head Office and he also collaborated in illustrating His Majesty The King of Thailand’s book, Mahajanaka. His paintings revisit and reinvigorate traditional Thai and often Buddhist iconography with a continual reference to today’s world and life force. His paintings are often monumental in scale and contrast a dominant image with small details.

Acharn Panya Vijinthanasarn was a former Dean of the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts of Silapakorn University in Bangkok.  He is presently a lecturer in the Thai Art Department, Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts of Silapakorn University.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Thai Charisma: Heritage + Creative PowerBangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), BangkokGroup
2014Conversations: The Vivid Real by Panya Vijinthanasarn & Andrew StahlThavibu Gallery, BangkokGroup
2014MD3 Fragility and MonumentalityBangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), BangkokGroup
2014Conversations: The Vivid RealThavibu Gallery, BangkokGroup
2013Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art MuseumContemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto - CAMK, KumamotoGroup
2012Buddha-Dharma-EcclesiasticDOB Hualamphong Gallery, BangkokGroup
2012Buddha-Dharma-EcclesiasticARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, BangkokGroup
2012Thai TransienceSingapore Art Museum, SingaporeGroup
2008An Exhibition of Thai and British Artists - Monologue Dialogue Part IIBischoff Weiss, LondonGroup
2006Panya Vijinthanasarn & Andrew Stahl: Conversations, Collaborations & New Paintings100 Tonson Gallery, BangkokGroup
2006Panya Vijinthanasarn & Andrew Stahl: Conversations, Collaborations and New Paintings100 Tonson Gallery, BangkokGroup
2003Bliss of Freedom Open Art Space, BangkokGroup
2003Buddha Dharma EcclesiasticARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, BangkokGroup
2002The 2nd Fukuoka Art TriennaleFukuoka Asian Art Triennale, FukuokaGroup
1997Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition 50 years of Thai ArtQueen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok Group
1997Thailand-Vietnam Contemporary Fine Arts ExhibitionThailand, VietnamGroup
1996De Koning van Siam Westfries Museum, NetherlandsGroup
1995Thai-TensionThe Art Gallery of Chulalongkorn University, BangkokGroup
1995Thai Art ExhibitionQueen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok Group
199411th Art Exhibition by the Member of the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic ArtsSilpakorn University, BangkokGroup
199412th Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition by White GroupIdeal Art Gallery and National Art Gallery, Bangkok Group
1993People' 11th Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition by White GroupSipakorn Art Gallery, BangkokGroup
1993Asian Heart and FormHiroshima, JapanGroup
1992The New PathQueen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok Group
199210th Contemporary Watercolours Exhibition by White GroupSilom Art Space and National Art Gallery, BangkokGroup
1992Unity Art Exhibition 1992Artist of Thailand and China, Bangkok Group
1991Change and Modernism in Thai Art4 Artists Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia Group
1991Art and EnvironmentSilpakorn University, BangkokGroup
1991The SpiritWhite Group, National Art Gallery, BangkokGroup
1991The Integrative Art of Modern ThailandU.S.A.Group
1991Thai Art ExhibitionNumber1gallery ,PhuketGroup
1990Enneagram-Nine Into 9 Visual Dhamma Art Gallery, BangkokGroup
1989The Spirit of Thai Modern ArtSan Francisco, U.S.A. Group
19894-9th Asian WatercoloursThailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia Group
1989Les Peintres Thailandias Traditionnels it ContemporaryL'espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, FranceGroup
19887th Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition by White Group, Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok Group
1987One Man Show Visual Dhamma Art Gallery, BangkokSolo
1986Thai Art ExhibitionPeking, The People's Republic of ChinaGroup
1984Contemporary Graphic Arts Exhibition Broombery Theater, London, EnglandGroup
1984Art Exhibition Christies Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1983Thai Contemporary Art ExhibitionMemorial Art Gallery, The University of Rochester, New York, U.S.A. Group
1982Thai National ExhibitionHong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong Group
1982One Man ShowVisual Dhamma Art Gallery, Bangkok Solo